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Coastguards in Dorset are warning the public to stay away from cliff edges. The service has been dealing with a number of mudslides and landslides in the wake of the recent heavy rain in the county. Coastguards are asking people to observe warnings and any closures at cliff edges for their safety.
The Environment Agency has issued its latest update on the flooding around the region:
"The Environment Agency is warning the public to remain vigilant about the risk of flooding across the South East as river and groundwater levels continue to rise across the region.
There are currently 25 flood warnings and 52 flood alerts in force across the South East. The River Thames is continuing to respond to the recent heavy rainfall and, as the smaller tributaries feed in, levels continue to rise slowly.
The Thames Barrier is not expected to be operated today as the current tidal forecast does not suggest this will be needed. However, levels remain very high in the Thames Ditton area. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor the tidal levels and further closures may be required.
Demountable flood barriers have been set up on Osney Island and Vicarage Lane in Oxford. Teams have also been out in Purley pumping water from Winteringham Way to reduce the flood risk to the area. Boat owners are also being urged to check their boats are moored securely where it is safe to do so.
Groundwater levels are high in parts of Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex, and rising in places, so any further rainfall will be carefully monitored. We are working closely with local partners to advise residents of any possible risk of flooding as a result of groundwater.
The Jubilee River is in operation to protect properties in Windsor and Maidenhead. The Jubilee River is an artificially made flood relief channel which diverts flood water away from the River Thames. When running at full capacity, the scheme will protect 3,300 properties in the area.
There are currently 22 flood warnings in force for stretches along the River Thames between Buscot and Surrey. Flood warnings are also in force for the River Churn, River Thame and the River Loddon. The latest updates can be found on the Environment Agency’s website
Flooding has been affecting areas across the region today.
Sections of the A27 at Chichester and at Lancing in West Sussex have been hit , as well as Alfriston in East Sussex.
In Berkshire, the Sonning Bridge road over the Thames has been closed due to the water levels.
In Oxfordshire, places affected by closed roads included Oxford City, Sutton Courtnay and Church Hanborough.
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