Flood warning: 66 alerts issued as monster storm batters Britain with torrential rain – News 247


 The Government’s Flood Information Service issued four flood warnings for the River Lynher from Berriowbridge to Notter Bridge, the River Torridge from Dolton to Bideford, including Taddiport and Weare Giffard, the River Waring immediately upstream of Stanhope Road and Winford Brook at Chew Magna as the brutal storm risks banks up and down the country bursting Despite the warnings being in the north and south west of the nation, Britons should also be mindful of a further 62 flood alerts that are expected to be in place over the next 48 hours   Bain Catchment Barnstaple, Braunton, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin Area Bottle Brook in Derbyshire Climping Seafront Coastal areas of Seaford seafront Coast from Fairlight to Dungeness including the Tidal Rother Combe Haven Cuckmere River East coast of Dorset Exmoor Rivers Kempsey Village Lower Avon and tributaries Lower Exe Area Lower Frome and tributaries Lower River Derwent Lower River Soar in Leicestershire Lower River Tamar Lower Taw Area Lower Torridge Area Mid Bristol Avon Area Mid Devon Rivers Middle Exe Area Middle River Tamar Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven North Dartmoor Rivers North Holderness River Arrow in Herefordshire River Avon in Worcestershire River Chew Catchment  River Cole and Dorcan Brook River Dart Area River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington and also the River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment River Fowey River Leam and River Itchen River Lugg North of Leominster River Lugg south of Leominster River Lynher River Plym and Tory Brook River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries River Sence in Leicestershire River Severn in Gloucestershire River Severn in Worcestershire River Teign area    River Trent in Derbyshire River Uck River Wye in Herefordshire Severn Vyrnwy Confluence Somerset coast at Porlock Weir South Devon Rivers Tern and Perry Catchments Upper Avon River Swift and Clay Coton Brook Upper Bristol Avon Area Upper Ouse Upper River Medway Upper River Tamar Upper Teme Upper Torridge Area West coast of Dorset West Cornwall Rivers West Somerset Streams Witham in South Kesteven  The service also advised on how to plan for flooding. This advice includes preparing a bag for medicines and insurance documents, turning off the gas, water and electricity, moving things to upstairs or to safety and calling 999 if in any immediate danger  The yellow warnings are in place for the south and east of England as well as South Wales and parts of eastern Scotland Meteorologist Alex Deakin gave the Saturday morning Met Office forecast. He explained the rain will be “especially heavy across the southwest and the northeast  “That will linger into Sunday as well, it’s all from an area of low pressure swinging in through the early hours of Saturday morning ” Trending  Strong winds are expected to transfer across England and Wales from the south  It is forecast to be bright and dry across south Scotland, north England and Northern Ireland on Saturday morning, despite the bleak picture

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