Police supporting partner agencies in responding to the current flood conditions across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are urging parents to warn their children about the dangers of entering flood waters.
Staff from Test Valley Borough Council are today putting up signs in water-logged areas warning of the dangers of entering floodwater, particularly aimed towards children and pets.
The advice is precautionary, because floodwater can be contaminated with sewerage and other hidden hazards.
Hampshire Constabulary is working closely with Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire County Council and all other local authorities in co-ordinating its response to the current flooding and persistent storm conditions.
Inspector Mark Lewis, leading the Response Working Group, said: “Flood water can seem very attractive to youngsters and dogs to play in, but we would strongly advise staying out of it, and keep yourself safe from potential harm.”
If anyone in the Test Valley area has any concerns about floodwater and requires further advice, please call Test Valley Borough Council on 01264 368000.
To view latest details of roads flooded across Hampshire, visit Hampshire County Council’s website at http://goo.gl/UEa1Gp