Craig Woolhouse, head of flood incident management at the Environment Agency,
"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
"We would also ask that people stay safe, by keeping out of dangerous flood
water and not attempting to walk or drive through it."
Six holiday makers including four disabled people had to be rescued by life boats after flash flooding at a North Yorkshire caravan park
A severe flood warning has been issued as forecasters said up to a month's rain could fall over 24 hours.