Photographed: Nottingham Station Tram Stop.

Authorities have warned that Nottinghamshire communities are still at risk of further flooding and residents should be prepared to evacuate.

13 flood warnings and 11 flood alerts have been issued across the area.

Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council released statements on Saturday evening (October 21) declaring the county was now facing a ‘major incident’.

The incident comes as a result of the chaos caused by Storm Babet.

The Met Office has issued Nottinghamshire a yellow warning. The warning has been in place since 3am today (October 24) and is expected to last until 4pm.

Heavy rain is forecast.

What to expect:

  • A small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • A small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • A slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services, where flooding occurs
  • Difficult driving conditions and some road closures, due to spray and flooding
  • A small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads

Source: Met Office

After a weekend of storm caused disruptions, Nottinghamshire railway services are running as normal.

From Friday 20th October to Sunday 22nd October 2023, “there was significant damage to railway infrastructure, with track and signalling cables underwater and damage caused by the flow of water”, said East Midlands Railway.

Nottingham Trent students, Niamh Denton and Georgie Griffith were amongst those whose journeys were impacted.

“It wasn’t ideal to spend that extra money”

Georgie Griffith

Major train delays, reroutes and cancellations were widespread in Nottinghamshire.

Georgie Griffith shares how her journey was impacted below.

Griffith’s train from Manchester should have been direct to Nottingham but due to delays could only get as far as Chesterfield, leaving her to Uber home.

The drive was only approximately 40 minutes, “but still it wasn’t ideal to spend that extra money on a taxi when I already bought the ticket before”, said Georgie.

 

Niamh Denton was amongst those impacted by both train and tram implications. She shares her version of events below.

Tram services were not operating from Nottingham Railway Station, causing passengers to turn to alternative bus transport.

This “just added a lot more travel time to our day”, commented Denton.

 

To report flooding issues contact the Environment Agency via:
•    The Environment Agency Flood line, call 0345 988 1188
•    The Environment Agency Incident Hotline, call 0800 80 70 60