Flood warning for parts of Essex

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Crouch in Essex. They say heavy rain is forecast for the next few hours, and that they expect river levels to rise.

The warning is for properties from Noak Bridge to Runwell, including riverside properties in Wickford. The Agency is also warning of flooding on the River Wid from Ingatestone to Writtle.

The agency says to turn off gas, electricity and water supplies if your property is about to flood, and to call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date information.