Christmas flood risk

Areas in the East have been advised to take precautions against flooding over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Flood warnings for River Nene

The Environment Agency has just issued a further flood warning for the River Nene, east of Peterborough.

There are currently eight other warnings in place for East Anglia - seven in Northamptonshire and one for Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes.

There are also 43 flood alerts for East Anglia, including for parts of Suffolk. An ITV Anglia viewer took these photographs this morning of the swollen River Stour in Clare, south of Bury St Edmunds.

The River Stour in Clare, Suffolk Credit: Harry Copsey
The River Stour in Clare, Suffolk Credit: Harry Copsey

Flood warnings in the East

There are currently eight flood warnings and 43 flood alerts in place across East Anglia.

Seven of the warnings are for Northamptonshire, with the River Nene and the River Kym at risk of causing flooding. There is also a warning for the River Great Ouse at Newport Pagnell near Milton Keynes.

Nine flood warnings have been lifted in the past 24 hours, but there are still flood alerts in place across the East. For more detailed information go to the Environment Agency website.


Cambridgeshire flood warnings

Flood warnings have been put in place in the following locations:

  • Bin Brook in Newnham Cambridge.
  • Girton in Cambridge including Woodlands Park, Woodlands Close, Dodford Lane, Fairway, Northfield, and Oakington Road.
  • And: King’s Ripton, Broughton, Wistow, Ramsey and Bury- Tilbrook, Kimbolton, Stonely and Great Staughton - Hamerton, Upton, Alconbury, Alconbury Weston and Ellington- B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road to the South of the River Nene.

In the last 12 hours, 20mm of rain has fallen over Cambridgeshire, with some

areas like Bourn receiving 26mm and Chatteris 18mm.

A further 8 to 15mm of rain is expected to fall throughout today until midnight. Less rain is expected tomorrow.


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