Serious flooding hits the North West 25/09/2012

Treacherous driving and walking conditions
Treacherous driving and walking conditions

Relentless rain and high winds have been battering the North West for over the last 24 hours and the forecast is that this will continue for at least another 24 hours until late Wednesday evening. The subsequent downpour has caused major flooding across West Lancashire and Chorley, with many towns, villages and even major roads cut off and/ or heavily restricted.

 Commenting on these atrocious conditions Lynn McCabe, Care manager, said;

“Please take care when venturing out and wherever possible always check with the local and national media for updates before you travel long distances. We also strongly advocate that you please be careful, even if you are simply attempting to cross your local town as many roads are impassable. As part of our proactive approach to combat the residual effect of the inclement weather we, at the Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley office, have put into place local contingency plans which include monitoring local traffic reports, maintaining regular coordination with our CAREGivers across the county and we have also been reassuring our clients and their families of our commitment and ‘must get through’ culture. Happily with the support of our wonderful CAREGivers, our plan has ensured a 100% on time performance so far this week”.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home