Camera effective as early warning system for town flood alerts
For residents it also performs a very important function because it acts as a web cam which people can monitor from the safety of their own homes and take appropriate action if required.
The camera system, which is entirely solar powered, will monitor eight watercourses across the county to help make sure that local residents are alerted if their properties are at risk of flooding. Residents signed up to the Environment Agency’s flood warning service will receive an automated call, and those who follow the camera via twitter will receive alerts and photos when the water levels rise significantly.
More rain is forecast for tomorrow (Saturday 9th January) and it looks set to brighten up towards the end of the weekend.