Statement from Greater Manchester Police on flood safety in Marple

Partner agencies will be delivering important flood safety messages to residents in Stockport this afternoon.

A factsheet produced by Stockport Council will be delivered by GMP officers, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service crews, and officers and soldiers from the British Army.

Officers will be going door-to-door in the Marple area delivering the factsheet, which includes useful phone numbers and contacts that residents will need should an emergency arise.

At this stage, we are not evacuating any areas. However, we urge residents to familiarise themselves with the fact sheet, stay alert and observe flood levels near them.

We will continue to liaise with colleagues and partners at Derbyshire Police, Stockport Council and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service over the coming days and contingencies are in place should the situation develop.

GMP and our partners will continue to post updates to the public as we monitor the situation.

Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Nick Bailey, Strategic Lead for the partnership response, said: “I would like to thank colleagues, partners and volunteers who are supporting the response in Greater Manchester.

“We often see emergency responders react when a disaster has occurred. On this occasion, responders and their support teams are working 24/7 preparing for a potential incident which we all hope will not occur.

“This has seen responders cancel their plans at late notice, ensuring the preparations are as good as they can be and helping keep residents in Stockport and Greater Manchester safe.”

People can check the flood level in their area by calling Floodline on 0345 9881188 and follow @EnvAgencyNW for updates.

For details of flood warnings, visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

Stockport residents who have been affected by flooding can call Stockport Council’s helpline number on 0161 217 6111.