Flood warning

London and the Home Counties were on flood alert today as homeowners were warned their homes were at risk from rising water levels.

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Flood warning update

The Environment Agency has reduced the number of flood warnings for the South East from ten to six. There is one in place in Berkshire, one in Wiltshire and four for the East and West Sussex area. In addition, there are 91 flood alerts in place across the region.

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The Environment Agency has 10 flood warnings in place for the South East covering Berkshire, Hampshire and East Sussex. This means flooding is expected and residents should take action. There are also 97 flood alerts in place across the region.

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Serious flood warnings issued for South-East

The flood alerts were for the River Pinn and Woodridings Stream at Pinner, Eastcote, Ruislip, Ickenham, Uxbridge and Yiewsley, the Middle River Roding including Abridge, Loughton and Buckhurst Hill and the River Crane at Hillingdon, Southall, Cranford, Feltham and Twickenham.

Five more serious flood warnings were issued for the South-East - three in Hampshire and others in and East and West Sussex.

The South West was worse hit, with six villages in Cornwall flooded, trains cancelled between Bournemouth and Brockenhurst in Hampshire when the River Lymington burst its banks and fire crews called to a property in Devon.

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Flooding help and advice

With flood alerts still in place across the South, here are some of the best places to look for help and advice during the Christmas period:

  • Get all the latest flood news from the Environment Agency here.
  • You can get tips and advice from The Health Protection Agency here.
  • There is advice from the fire service on how to prepare for floods here.
  • And you can find out how to protect your animals on the RSPCA website here.

London and the Home Counties on flood alert

London and the Home Counties were on flood alert today as homeowners were warned their homes were at risk from rising water levels.

The Environment Agency issued 45 flood alerts for the South-East after very heavy overnight rain caused rivers to threaten to burst their banks as downpours were forecast for the rest of the day.

Three flood alerts - meaning flooding is possible and homeowners are put on alert - were issued for the London suburbs.

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