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FLOODS: Latest warnings

The Environment Agency has updated it's list of flood warnings for England and Wales. Their "Flood Warning" is defined as "Flooding is expected. Immediate action required"

  • There at 32 flood warnings in place in the Agency's North East region, which covers North and West Yorkshire.
  • The Midlands region (including South Yorkshire and Derbyshire) has 67 warnings in place.
  • There are 22 warnings in the Anglian region (including Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire)

To see a full list of the latest Flood Warnings click here.

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Criminal investigation into dead fish

Some dead fish in Doe Park reservoir last month Credit: Calendar News

A criminal investigation's been launched by the Environment Agency after a pollutant which killed thousands of fish in West Yorkshire was identified. Around 2,500 dead roach, bream and perch were found in Doe Park reservoir in Denholme last month.

The Environment Agency are not naming the substance, but have issued a warning to residents and businesses to dispose of chemicals carefully, and not to pour them down drains.

Flood warnings: Stay safe and out of dangerous flood water

Craig Woolhouse, head of flood incident management at the Environment Agency,

said:

"We are expecting some very significant flooding in the coming days

across large parts of the country and would strongly urge people to sign up to

flood warnings, keep a close eye on the forecasts for their area and be prepared

for flooding.

"We would also ask that people stay safe, by keeping out of dangerous flood

water and not attempting to walk or drive through it."

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Environment Agency: "Currently, emergency services are dealing with on-going flooding in Digby."

The Environment Agency's head of the joint emergency management service in Lincolnshire, has today released a statement regarding yesterday's "extraordinarily unusual amount of rainfall, which affected large areas of the county", he also explained what is happening today._

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Some residents are suffering from flood water in their homes. We have fire appliances at the scene and there is a co-ordinated agency response.

– David Powell, Environment Agency

In areas of localised flooding we are working with district colleagues, local councils and other agencies to put people back into communities for the clean-up operation to help those affected in East Lindsey and North Kesteven where the worst affected areas appear to be Digby, Timberland and Ruskington. Woodhall Spa, Leasingham, Horncastle and Louth were also affected. There was also a mudslide in Belchford which closed roads but has been cleared by the highways team._

The team said they were thankful that nobody has been seriously hurt during the flash-flooding. Locals can follow live reports from the Lincolnshire Environment Agency team on twitter here.