More rain is expected, government warned (Photo: Jersey Hospitality Association)

The reservoir of Grands Vaux is flooded and the water flows into the immediate vicinity.

Dozens of residents are being evacuated from their flooded homes.

39 households have been evacuated and more will be relocated.

Some schools are closed because it is “not safe” for children to attend classes.

Many roads are also closed as rescue crews spend hours clearing areas after last night’s heavy rainfall.

But people on the island will experience more flooding and nearly 25mm more rain is predicted later.

A tactical co-ordination group has been established consisting of Police, Fire and Ambulance, Andium Homes, Jersey Water and Jersey Electricity.

Major Incident in Jersey You will have seen reports on the news and on social media about boats and tractors being used to rescue residents of Grands Vaux from their flooded homes.  The government has contacted JHA and asked us to make an urgent appeal for possible hotel accommodation in the city for people temporarily homeless due to the flash floods.  You need a maximum of 40 rooms for a minimum of one night, but it can also be for a week.  Some have already been placed in hotels, but if you can help, please contact Richard Corrigan on his email address R.Corrigan@gov.je or call Ana and Marcus on 07829 933393. Thanks in advance for your help.

Homes are flooded (Photo: Jersey Hospitality Association)

Major Incident in Jersey You will have seen reports on the news and on social media about boats and tractors being used to rescue residents of Grands Vaux from their flooded homes.  The government has contacted JHA and asked us to make an urgent appeal for possible hotel accommodation in the city for people temporarily homeless due to the flash floods.  You need a maximum of 40 rooms for a minimum of one night, but it can also be for a week.  Some have already been placed in hotels, but if you can help, please contact Richard Corrigan on his email address R.Corrigan@gov.je or call Ana and Marcus on 07829 933393. Thanks in advance for your help.

Rescue teams were out all day (Photo: Jersey Hospitality Association)

Jersey Water pumps water from the Grands Vaux Reservoir to the Queen’s Valley Reservoir. Any further spill will be diverted to St Aubin’s Bay.

Jersey Water CEO Helier Smith has warned parents not to allow children to play in floodwaters due to the risk of sewage contamination.

Andium Homes, a social housing provider, told ITV they are “working very closely with the emergency services to try and assess the current impact”.

“Our top priority here is our residents…but we are currently still in the ‘assessment’ process of trying to understand how many people are affected. It will take some time,” the statement said.

The Jersey Hospitality Association has urged hotels to provide emergency shelter for families who have become homeless.

The federation said “a huge thank you” after sorting all 40 in “less than an hour”.

In a post on its Facebook page this morning, Grands Vaux School said: “Please note that the roads around the school were flooded this morning.

“They have been closed by the fire brigade because it is not safe and we have been advised to postpone the opening [the] School.’

The school later added: “As previously communicated via email, the school remains closed. We will update you as soon as we know more.”

The Jersey government said a hotline has been set up to help anyone affected by flash flooding.

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