Beaulieu Gardens Home Park evacuated

At 5.30am today, Wednesday 25 December 2013 Dorset Police together with partner agencies made a decision to also evacuate Beaulieu Gardens Home Park on Beaulieu Avenue in Christchurch. Approximately fifteen residents will be moved to the Boscombe Day Centre on Owl Road in Boscombe.

This is a multi-agency operation and follows monitoring of the River Stour water levels over the last 24 hours. Areas at risk were identified in that period and resident were alerted to the possibility of flooding.

Occupants of properties at risk of flooding who have concerns or are unsure what to do should contact the Environment Agency on 0845 988 1188, visit their website http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call the emergency services on 999 if urgent. 

All agencies are working together on this operation and will continue throughout Christmas Day.

Dorset Police advise members of the public to avoid wading into flood water as it may be deeper than anticipated. If driving caution should be exercised when approaching standing water on the roads. Driving through flood water should be avoided where possible. 

Keep up to date with the latest flood alerts and weather news by visiting http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Issued: 25 December 2013

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