19 January 2023
Please see below an update on the flooding at Grands Vaux:
- States of Jersey Police and Jersey Fire and Rescue Service have stood down
personnel from the scene. SOJP are moving towards an operational return to
Business As Usual (‘BAU’).
- The Andium Homes office on-site is functioning well and welcoming residents who
need to return to their properties. Customer and Local Services colleagues are
supporting Andium Homes.
- All roads in the area have now been opened and any ‘Road Closed’ signage has been
removed. Drivers are being urged to take care.
- Jersey Electricity have checked affected properties where accessible. They are
confident that the electrical systems in those properties have not been impacted.
This includes Andium Homes, private rented or owned homes, and schools.
However, any residents who have concerns can call the JEC emergency line on
- Grands Vaux School and youth club will re-open tomorrow. Outside areas of the
school have been damaged but the school building itself has not been damaged. Any
damaged areas will be cordoned off while work to improve them is ongoing. Support
is being provided to affected children.
- Water levels are continuing to recede in Island reservoirs, although they are still
high. Jersey Water are continuing to monitor and expect to move to BAU tomorrow.
- Sewage overspill sites have been identified in different areas, including 11 beach
locations. Signage has been put up on these beaches and near affected areas. These
will be kept in place until the water has been tested and cleared from any pollutants
to avoid any risk to the public.
- Jersey Met report there has been 2mm of rain today. Tomorrow (Thurs) fewer and
lighter showers are expected. Friday and Saturday will be mainly dry.
- The Infrastructure Department will look to perform cross-Island inspections as we
move into recovery. Officers have begun reviewing affected parish and private
roads. Officers will begin reviewing the sewage network in the Grands Vaux area
early next week.
- There are no concerns about Sandybrook in St Peter. The stream is no longer
overflowing, and no properties are thought to be at risk.