Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Deal Floods - Deal's KCC Councillors issue Press Release

Deal's Kent County Councillors Julie Rook and Kit Smith have issued the following Press Release on the recent flooding in Deal:
"Your County Councillors Julie Rook and Kit Smith were very disturbed by the recent localised flooding events in Deal and have been in contact with Kent Highways in an effort to resolve these drainage issues and hopefully reduce the risk of such a disastrous event happening again.

After a very successful meeting on 2nd September, it has been agreed that Kent Highways will be attending Deal from 20th September where they will investigate and map the surface water and southern water systems in the problem areas. Once the issues have been identified and a system and strategy has been agreed, Kent Highways will apply for road closures to carry out the works which they envisage will be at least 4 months for all the sites.

Both Kit and I wish to assure the residents of Deal of our utmost attention at all times in this matter and understand that this is a very frustrating time , particularly with the uncertainty around whether this may happen again.We,like you, want to have peace of mind and so will work with Kent Highways to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.

Should you wish to contact us personally,please find our details at the foot of this letter. We would also welcome information about the location of problem areas, just in case there are some that we are not currently aware of.

Any emergency flood situations should be reported on KCC 24 hour helpline: 08458 247 247

Email: Julie.rook@Kent.gov.uk  Email: kit.smith@kent.gov.uk " Ends

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