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Residents at Iford mobile home park in Dorset are being asked to evacuate their homes due to a high risk of flooding following heavy rain at the weekend.
Residents have been asked to leave their homes overnight due to rising levels of the Dorset Stour. Bournemouth Borough Council is arranging suitable alternative accommodation for residents and providing transport where required.
Visitors and locals are being asked to avoid the area.
Communities living near the Dorset Stour are urged to be vigilant against flooding
Heavy rainfall over the weekend has caused high river levels which could affect homes at Redhill, Christchurch and Iford, including Wheatplot and Red Hill Home Parks, Stour Park Homes and the Iford Home Park site.
Bournemouth Borough Council is currently working with the Environment Agency to put in place appropriate contingency measures.
People in the areas affected are urged to stay in a safe place, and be ready to take advice from emergency services.
Parts of West Dorset received between 75 mm and 120 mm of rain in the past 24 hours – more than a month’s worth of rain in one day.
People are urged to stay away from dangerous flood water, and not to walk or drive through it.
Flood pictures taken from Julian's Bridge, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, this morning.
The Environment Agency has posted flood risk notices for the River Medway, from Forest Row to Penshurst, including Ashurst.
It follows a number of flood alerts for our region following the weekend's downpour, including the River Rother, the River Cole and Eden Brook. For more information click here.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford.
Flooding is possible for the River Cherwell and its tributaries from Lower Heyford down to Oxford including Rousham, Enslow, Thrupp and Hampton Poyle. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.