30 Dec '13, 3pm

Further rain brings a renewed risk of flooding on New Year's Day. Read our latest statement at #flood…

Communities urged to prepare for heavy rainfall on New Year’s Day 30-Dec-2013 There is a continuing risk of flooding today, particularly in the south west of England, as rivers respond to heavy rainfall overnight. On New Year’s Day, heavy rain is expected which could cause flooding to communities in the south east and south west of England. The Environment Agency is urging communities to prepare in advance by signing up for free flood warnings and to take action if they receive one. A flood warning indicates that flooding is expected. Environment Agency teams have been on the ground around the clock operating pumping stations, issuing flood warnings and checking that flood banks, walls and barriers are working effectively. Advice on what to do before, during and after flooding is available on the Environment Agency website or by calling Floodline on 0845 9881188. Peopl...

Full article: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/151396.aspx

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