More flooding over ‘next four days’

PUBLISHED: 07:41 22 November 2012

The village of Claverham was also flooded. Picture submitted to by Rachel Clark

The village of Claverham was also flooded. Picture submitted to by Rachel Clark

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A FRESH deluge of rain is expected to cause yet more flooding problems this afternoon (Thurs).

A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office warning people to ‘be prepared’ for heavy rain, gusts of 70mph and flooding.

The weather warning, which applies from 2pm to midnight, is more severe than the one which caused major disruption on Tuesday night and yesterday morning (Wed).

Roads in many areas including Congresbury, Flax Bourton and Pill were flooded due to torrential rain yesterday.

The Environment Agency has warned heavy rain could persist and areas remain flooded for another four days.

A spokesman said: “The current unsettled spell of weather is set to continue up to Sunday with further spells of heavy rain expected across the South West over the next four days.

“Strong winds combined with heavy rain is expected through to Friday morning.

“We urge everyone to keep up to date with forecasts and warnings and be prepared for what the weather will bring.

“With ground already saturated, we urge people to be extra vigilant and make sure they take steps to protect themselves and homes from the risk of flooding.

“People need to be extra careful on the roads and avoid driving through flood water and stay away from swollen rivers.”

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