Free flood warnings by text

The River Pont in Ponteland.
The River Pont in Ponteland.

Groups of residents across Northumberland will be informed this week that they have been automatically registered for free flood warnings.

People on the O2 network who live in flood risk areas, including Ponteland, will receive an automated text message stating they have been signed up.

It includes a link to let them know what they should do if they receive a flood warning and the option to opt-out.