Latest flooding news in Dorset

Heavy rain in Dorset has caused flooding around Corfe Castle and a landslide at Burlington Chine in Swanage.

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Council warning over Swanage cliff fall

Purbeck District Council has warned people to stay away from Swanage beach following a cliff fall in the area that started on Friday night.

Dorset Police, the Coastguard Agency and Purbeck District Council are deeply concerned that people are risking their lives by ignoring the warning signs on Swanage beach following Friday’s cliff fall.

There is a risk that further cliff falls and landslips may occur. Please do not put your life in danger by ignoring the warning signs."

– Steve Mackenzie, Chief Executive of Purbeck District Council


Dorset hit by flooding

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is warning people to obey road closed signs after crews were called to six incidents involving motorists stuck in their vehicles.

Rescue teams were called out twice last night and have so far been called out four times this morning.

Areas around Corfe Castle are particularly badly affected. Crews were called to rescue a motorist trapped in their car on East Street at about 7.20am and then stayed to help residents rescue belongings as water levels in the area rose.


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