Cllr Elise Wilson, leader of Stockport Council, thanks residents and officers for their assistance following Storm Christoph

Cllr Wilson reacts following statement from GMP that major incident is now over

"Stockport experienced persistent, heavy rainfall for 48 hours due to Storm Christoph," Cllr Wilson said.

"The latest update we have received has suggested that we are past the worst point of potential flooding so the major incident that was declared on Tuesday morning has now been stepped down.

"Our teams are now busy checking the infrastructure in the borough for signs of any damage, including footpaths, roads and structures. Residents should avoid paths adjacent to rivers and streams for the next few days as water levels are still high.

"I would like to thank our residents for following the advice issued by the council and being prepared in case the worst-case scenario happened. I would also like to thank the council’s officers and emergency services for their commitment to protecting our borough."