26 rescued from flooded caravan park

Families have been evacuated as homes at a caravan park in Kent were submerged in floods. Firefighters were called out to help those living in a mobile home park at Yalding to safety. Flood alerts remain in place across several rivers in the south.

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Warning from Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says the whole of the south of England is at an "increased risk" of flooding today. The agency's flood risk manager, Kate Marks, said that as high tides and large waves threaten the south coast, further rain on already saturated ground could lead to river flooding.

With further severe weather conditions expected in the coming days, the Environment Agency is likely to issue further warnings so people should check their flood risk and get early warnings so they can take action to protect their property."

– Kate Marks, Environment Agency



Itchen overtops in Winchester

River Itchen near City Mill Credit: Rachel Hepworth

A flood alert remains in place in Winchester, from Riverside Park to Wharf Mill.

High groundwater locally is feeding into the river and streams. Levels in the city remain at bank full or out of bank in places. An Environment Agency team will be on site today to assess levels an risk to properties.

Oxford still on flood alert

THE Thames through parts of Oxford remain on flood warning today

The Environment Agency put the section of river between Botley, Hinksey and Grandpont under flood warning yesterday afternoon, with an alert that properties around Iffley facing flooding today and Botley tomorrow.

'Little Venice' caravan park underwater again

Little Venice caravan park during last month's floods Credit: PA

Twenty six people were evacuated overnight, and fire crews were today still helping those stranded in the park in Yalding, Kent.

It's the third time the park, called "Little Venice", has been flooded this winter.

Yalding Credit: PA

It comes as rivers across Kent were today still posing a serious threat of flooding, as relentless rain and spring tides combine to put nine areas under immediate risk.

There are flood warnings across the county, including the Great Stour, Nailbourne and Little Stour, Beult, Darent and the Medway.

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