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Agencies working to get Herefordshire back to normal following floods
WORK is being done to get Herefordshire back to normal as quickly as possible following the floods.
West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and Herefordshire Council, are working with NHS partners, central government departments and other organisations on a co-ordinated recovery plan for the county.
Geoff Hughes, Herefordshire Council's director of economy, cultural and corporate services praised people in Herefordshire for their 'resilience and strength'.
He said: "The local partners have worked together to keep people safe and to minimize the impact on the county. As the flood water recede some local people and businesses will need more help in getting back to normal.
"The severe weather has damaged roads across the county and worsened the pothole situation. The council is working with our partner Balfour Beatty Living Places to put together a plan to get the roads open and then to undertake emergency repairs across the network.
"On Wednesday we will make our initial report to the government on the scale of the task in Herefordshire and the amount of financial support we intend to claim from key schemes the government is offering.
"We will be pulling together an online resource to make it really easy for people and businesses to get access to the help and advice they need.
Many roads are still closed around the county. In particular the B4224 at Hampton Bishop remains impassable because of flood. The C1268 Holme Lacy Road has sustained serious damage under the railway bridge at Rotherwas and the road there remains closed. Repair work is hampered by the high levels of groundwater.
The council also wants to hear about any homes and businesses affected by flooding.