Published: Tuesday, 29th May 2018

Updated at 12.15pm on Thursday. Further rain is expected over Medway today.

Some roads may be affected and we will keep our Twitter and Facebook sites updated with the latest information.

If you or your family are at risk please call the emergency services on 999.

If your home is affected and you need to move out temporarily and are not able to stay with relatives or friends, please visit Kingsley House where we will be able to help you. You can contact our team on 01634 333 600  or come along to Kingsley House and book an appointment in person at 27-39 Balmoral Road, Gillingham ME7 4NT.  

If you need urgent homelessness advice, urgent accommodation or help outside of these hours please contact our out of hours service on 01634 304 400.

Roads closed in Medway

As a result of Tuesday’s flooding, Capstone Road remains closed with diversions in place. We are working hard to repair the road and aim to reopen it next Friday June. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Temporary access to Hopewell Drive has been maintained via North Dane Way. Both Southern Water and the council are currently carrying out CCTV surveys of the surface water systems.

Advice for motorists

Please do not attempt to drive through flooded roads – the water might be deeper than it looks. If you see a sign to say the road is closed due to flooding, please remember the sign is there for a reason.

Motorists are advised to drive extra cautiously during the stormy weather. Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit is advising motorists to ‘drive slowly, leave bigger gaps and be aware of surface water’.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is advising the public to only call the emergency services for immediate assistance if there is a risk to life or serious property or environmental damage.

Advice on staying safe

Here’s some top tips from our Public Health team about staying safe during flooding:

  • Try to avoid contact with flood water.
  • If you notice a change in water quality from your tap (colour, taste or smell) phone your water company.
  • When cleaning up after a flood, wear rubber gloves, boots and eye protection, and wash your hands after contact with flood water.
  • Do not use petrol or diesel generators indoors to dry out your home – the exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, which can kill.
  • Do not turn on gas or electrics if they have got wet. Contact your utility company for advice.

Updates on flooding

  • For updates on flooding where you live or for advice, call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
  • Follow @medway_council on Twitter and ‘Medway Council – Service updates and information’ on Facebook.
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