Grants for Rotherham households affected by flooding

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Council grants made available to help flood-hit residents in Catcliffe and Treeton

Rotherham Council has announced that households impacted by the floods will be exempt from paying council tax until March 2024. Additionally, the government is offering assistance to affected households, allowing them to claim up to £500 to cover immediate expenses.

Owners of properties affected by flooding can now seek financial assistance of up to £5,000 to enhance the resilience of their homes and businesses against future flood incidents.

Approximately 250 properties in Catcliffe and Treeton were evacuated during the early hours of Saturday morning due to heavy rainfall caused by Storm Babet.

Water has now been pumped away, but pumps will remain ‘as a precaution’.

Rotherham Council are providing rolling skips in 13 locations throughout Catcliffe for residents affected by the flooding to use. Staff are still on site to support residents with clear furniture and household items.

A council spokesperson said: “We’re helping residents impacted by Storm Babet with financial support.”

“This includes a £350 grant to each flooded household, flooded households do not have to pay any council tax from 21 October until at least the end of March, and Government grants of up to £500.”

“Further support will be available through South Yorkshire Community Foundation who have launched a JustGiving page for donations. The Council is also financially supporting this fund.”

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