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Storm Brian set to batter the south with heavy rain and winds of upto 70mph

People are being warned to stay safe as Storm Brian is set to batter the south with heavy rain and gale force winds.

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Flood alert in place for Christchurch Harbour

The Environment Agency has put a flood alert in place for Christchurch Harbour.

It remain in force for two hours following the time of high tide.

The forecast wind direction is West South Westerly with wind strength is Force 8.

A flood alert remains in place for Christchurch Harbour Credit: Environment Agency

The Government has issued this advice for those at risk of flooding:

  • Sign up for free flood warnings and create a personal flood plan.2. Try to avoid contact with flood water.
  • Do not drive through flood water and do not let children play in flood water.
  • Feeling distressed after a flood is normal.Support from family and friends is important during the recovery process.
  • Do not use petrol or diesel generators indoors to dry out your home. The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, which can kill.
  • When cleaning up after a flood, wear rubber gloves, boots and eye protection, and wash hands afterwards.

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