EDITOR'S COMMENT: Solihull needs to be prepared for future flooding - The Solihull Observer

EDITOR'S COMMENT: Solihull needs to be prepared for future flooding

Solihull Editorial 3rd Jun, 2018   0

FLASH-FLOODING hit Solihull over a bank holiday weekend that many will never forget.

Council leader Bob Sleigh described it as “unprecedented” and a once in a century event.

Roads were closed and houses were left water-damaged after it was thought an average May’s rainfall fell in just one hour.

Further weather warnings were issued this week.




Council officers are knocking on doors and surveying the damage, as well as helping affected residents to get back to normal.

The council has requested anyone who needs help with their home or area to contact them. Parts of Birmingham were also badly hit.


Careful thought needs to be given to multi-agency preventative measures in Solihull for the future.

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