RESIDENTS in Ulverston are being warned to prepare for flooding 

The Environment Agency has issued an alert for South Ulverston. 

Flood defences are being checked, the alert confirms.

The Environment Agency said: "Low lying areas and property are at risk adjacent to Dragley and Lund Becks at Rydal Road, Watery Lane, Fitz Bridge, Morecambe Road, Rope Walk and parts of South Ulverston at Low Mill Bridge, South View Farm.

"We expect river levels to remain high this evening and overnight.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses."