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South flood warning update

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Ifield Brook, Upper River Mole, Gatwick Stream, Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream. Flooding is possible in Lowfield Heath, Charlwood, Hookwood, Bewbush, Furnace Green, Maidenbower, Crawley, Horley, Copthorne and Salfords today.

River levels have responded to heavy rainfall overnight and through this morning. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected. Rain will continue through much of today and overnight, possibly heavy at times. Tomorrow is forecast to be drier, but some showers are still possible.

The advice is to avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water and be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property. People can call the Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for flooding information or visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

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