Flooding in Poynton and Disley Date published: 11th June 2016 5.31pm

Cheshire Police is currently dealing with flash flooding in the Poynton and Disley areas.

The flooding is having a major impact on the local area and a small number of homes have been flooded, there are not believed to be any casualties at the current time.

Residents affected by the flooding are advised to stay indoors at the current time, and move upstairs if possible, please do not go outside as walking into flood water is likely to be more dangerous. Cheshire Fire and Rescues Service will be visiting properties affected by flooding and will evacuate where necessary.

Residents who are unable to return to their properties are advised to go to the emergency refuge centre at Adlington Village Hall, Mill Lane, Adlington, SK10 4LF.

A number of road closures are currently in place, including:
• A6 London Road North
• Anglesey Drive
• Middlewood road
• Park Lane
• School Lane
• Staines Road
• A6 London Road North

Motorists are advised not to drive through flood waters. The water is often deeper than it looks and it may be moving fast. If people do need to use their cars drivers are advised to allow extra time for travelling.

People – especially children – should not attempt to walk through flooded areas.

Residents in the affected areas are asked to give a thought to any elderly or disabled people living in the area. Please make contract via telephone rather than personal visits in affected areas.

An emergency helpline has been set up by Cheshire East, the number is 0300 123 5025.

Anyone concerned about potential flooding should sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency's website, follow them on Twitter @EnvAgencyNW for the latest information or you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.

There is also further help and advice from Public Health England if you are affected by floodwater, visit their www.gov.uk/prepare-for-a-flood