Flooding alert as more rain is forecast

THE Environment Agency is warning there could be some surface water flooding as heavy showers are expected over the next two days.

Flooding from surface water happens when the drainage system cannot cope with rainfall.

It is extremely difficult to predict precisely where surface water flooding will happen as it depends on ground levels, the amount of rainfall, and the local drainage network.

Steve Moore, Environment Agency director North West said: “The North West has experienced some severe weather over the last week, and with further rain forecast for the next few hours, we would urge the public to remain vigilant, check local weather forecasts, and the Environment Agency website for information.

“The Environment Agency has mobilised teams across the North to check and clear any river blockages and closely monitor river levels. If necessary, the Environment Agency will issue flood alerts and flood warnings.” Information can be found at environment-agency.gov.uk/ homeand leisure/floods/31618.aspx

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