MP Matthew Hancock visits flood hit areas

Matthew Hancock at the B1061
Matthew Hancock at the B1061
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Matthew Hancock, MP for West Suffolk visited flood-hit areas in West Suffolk this morning.

Mr Hancock said he has been in contact with the Environment Agency and intends to work with them and other relevant authorities to make sure everything is done to repair any damage and to clear flood water as quickly as possible.

He said: “I am very concerned about the flooding that hit West Suffolk last night. I know the emergency services and the authorities will be doing everything they can to help people affected. I will be working closely with them, but I would urge people to stay safe and in particular drive carefully and take steps to make sure you receive flood warnings quickly.”

The Environment Agency has issued the following Flood Warnings for West Suffolk:

· Stour Brook at Haverhill & Sturmer and the Bumpstead Brook from Steeple Bumpstead to New England

· River Kennett from Ousden to Freckenham – roads are at risk in Dalham, Moulton and Kentford.

· River Lark from Sicklesmere to Bury St Edmunds

For flood and weather warnings affecting the area see our story Flood warnings in force across Suffolk