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Environment agency issues flood alert for River Blackwater

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Blackwater and The Cove Brook. Flooding is possible for the River Blackwater including Badshot Lea, Aldershot, Farnborough, Camberley, Sandhurst, Eversley, Bramshill and Swallowfield, and the Cove Brook at Farnborough and Cove Flooding is possible this afternoon. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

The River and Flooding forecast is as follows: levels on the River Blackwater at Swallowfield have been rising steadily throughout the morning in response to recent rainfall. Levels are expected to continue to rise in Swallowfield area slowly throughout today and flooding of isolated areas of low lying land and roads is possible. However, property flooding is not expected.The weather prospects are for isolated and scattered showers, some heavy at times throughout the day and into this evening.

- Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.

- Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information.

- Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions. Visit the Environment Agency website for river level and flooding information.

- Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television (ITV News Meridian).

- Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.

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