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Thanks to David G for these atmospheric photos

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DCC Flood Assistance

Helping residents to prepare for floods at any time of year

Floods don’t just happen in the winter and we are urging residents to be prepared at any time of year.


The county had summer floods in June 2007 and July 2012 which caused serious and costly damage to some properties. Derbyshire County Council is now supplying free packs of sandbags through many of their libraries in addition to other collection points.

Sandbags can offer some protection against flood water entering a property. If the water does get in they can be used for damage limitation by diverting water away from more vulnerable parts of the property. They need to be filled and ready for use rather than trying to fill them as any flood water rises.

DCC’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Dave Allen said:

“Floods can happen at any time of year and we want to help residents be prepared, particularly those who live in areas most at risk.

“Our emergency planning team will provide support as usual but the new system will allow householders to take steps themselves to protect their homes and help prevent flood damage.

“Having sandbag collection points in 15 of our libraries across the county means people will easily be able to get their own supplies.”

Residents can get a free pack of 10 empty sandbags and supporting information from the following libraries:

  • Alfreton
  • Ashbourne
  • Bakewell
  • Bolsover
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Clay Cross
  • Clowne
  • Dronfield
  • Eckington
  • Hayfield
  • New Mills
  • Ripley
  • Swadlincote
  • Whaley Bridge
  • Woodville.

Packs are limited to one per household but requests for further packs will be considered in appropriate cases. The supporting information included in each pack includes a public health flooding advice leaflet, advice on how best to lay the sandbags, where to get supplies of sand and what further support DCC can give.

Residents who are unable to get to a library collection point can request a pack.

Find out more about how to protect properties from flooding.

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The mists are coming

Photos by David G

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Morning and Evening

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Photos taken today by David G.

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Last Friday

Thank you to David G for these excelent photos taken last Friday morning:

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Apologies for the delay in posting these photos by David G submitted last Thursday, but we had to wait for approval from the MOD and NASA before posting:

NB: MOD (Master OddFellow Drinkers) and NASA (National Agency Supping Alcohol) are certain that this is an unidentified flying object. One in ten Californians have been abducted by aliens, what is more worrying: what it says about Calinornians or what it says about aliens? What are your thoughts on what was ET’s favourite event at this year’s Wakes?

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Photos by David G

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