Weekend rain may cause floods
Last updated at 15:20, Sunday, 26 August 2012
By Gareth JonesTHE Environment Agency is warning that there could be a risk of flooding from rivers and surface water over the bank holiday weekend.
Heavy, slow moving showers and more prolonged periods of rain are expected to affect the North West today. A brief respite is predicted for many places tomorrow before another band of heavy rain pushes into all parts of the North West on Monday. This rain will fall on already saturated ground, increasing the risk of flooding. The Environment Agency has mobilised teams across the region to check and clear any river blockages and closely monitor river levels and is also working with local partners to ensure surface water flooding is minimised where possible. Residents are advised to remain vigilant and to prepare a plan in advance so they know what to do if flooding occurs. Parts of Dalton were hit by heavy rain earlier this month.
Sally Sudworth, the Environment Agency’s flood executive for the North West, said: “You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter and download a flood app to your smart phone that will alert you to flooding in whichever area you choose to monitor. You can contact the Floodline on 0845 988 1188 to find out if you can sign up for our flood warnings direct service, or to get further advice on how to prepare for flooding.”
First published at 13:08, Sunday, 26 August 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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So far it is calm, let us see what happens tomorrow.