Latest flood warnings

The Environment Agency warns of more flooding over the weekend Photo: PA Wire

There are three Flood Warnings in place for our region this morning.

  • The River Thames is very high and continuing to rise steadily in the Buscot Lock and Radcot areas.

  • Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch

  • Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham

There are currently 33 Flood Alerts issued by the Environment Agency in the South East. A Flood Alert is issued where flooding is possible and homeowners should be prepared.

All the latest warnings and alerts can be found here.

If your home is at risk of flooding then the Environment Agency has the following advice:

  • Act now to protect yourself and your property.

  • If it's safe to do so, block doors with flood boards or sandbags and cover airbricks and other ventilation holes.

  • If you are caught in a flash flood, get to higher ground. Stay away from flood water and don't take risks.

  • Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place.

  • Keep a flood kit ready including a torch, batteries, fully charged mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.

  • If it's safe, make sure your neighbours are aware of the situation and offer help to anyone who may need it.

  • Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.

  • Turn off gas, electricity and water if your property is about to flood. Never touch an electrical switch if you are standing in water.

  • Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information.

  • Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions. The Environment Agency website contains details of river level and flooding information and can be accessed at www.environment-agency.gov.uk.