Meridian region on Flood Alert

The village of Chimney in Oxfordshire Photo: ITV Meridian

*A Flood Warning is in place for the River Thames from Buscot Wick down to Shifford, including the Oxfordshire villages of * Lower Bampton and Chimney.

There are 10 Flood Warnings in place across the South.

  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to Cherwell Bridge.

  • River Thames between Newbridge and Kings Lock above Oxford.

  • River Thames from Buscot Wick down to Shifford.

  • Landford to Wade Bridge on the River Blackwater

  • Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke

  • Lower Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch

  • Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham

  • Middle Stour from Sturminster Newton to Sturminster Marshall

  • Lower Avon at The Bridges and Stubbings Meadow in Ringwood

  • Upper Frome at Dorchester

A full list of all the Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts can be found here.

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

Act now to protect yourself and your property.

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

If you are caught in a flash flood, get to higher ground. Stay away from floodwater 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 mobilephone, 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 offerhelp 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. Nevertouch 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 EnvironmentAgency website contains details of river level and flooding information and canbe accessed at www.environment-agency.gov.uk