Severe weather warning for Chichester and Arun area

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THE Met Office has issued a high wind and rain warning for the Chichester district area for tomorrow (Thursday, December 15) night, with a risk of flooding.

Chichester District Council has reminded residents who are in an area at risk of flooding, or are concerned about flooding in their area, to make sure they have sandbags ready.

Sandbags can be purchased from a number of outlets, listed below.

The council is currently adding the list of sandbag suppliers to its floodline number, 01243 534748.

In extreme cases, a limited number of sandbags may be available to private residents.

Priority will be given to the most vulnerable and, in most cases, there will be a charge.

Anyone whose property is flooded is advised to call 999.

Residents who have water rising close to their property can call the council’s floodline on 01243 534748.

Updates will be provided on the Chichester District Council website www.chichester.gov.uk.

The list of sandbag suppliers in the area is as follows:

Arundel Builders, Railway Goods Yard, Arundel Station, 01903 882424

Hawthorn Builders, 19 Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis, 01243 841145

Builder Centre, 11 Beeding Close, Southern Cross Industrial, Bognor Regis, 01243 863181

Covers, Station Yard, Bognor Regis, 01243 863100

Covers, Sussex House, Quarry Lane, Chichester, 01243785141

Stearns, Shipton Green, Itchenor, Chichester, 01243 512823

Manhood Builders, 50 High Street, Selsey, 01243 603322

M Kennedy, Pendean, Westergate Street, Westergate, 01243 543530