Britain hit by flash flooding

Heavy rain and thunderstorms have caused a second day of flash flooding in some parts of Northern England and Central Scotland. The Met Office has an amber warning in place for North East England.

Met Office warns of more heavy rain in Scotland

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Yellow Alert of Rain for Highlands & Eilean Siar : Highland valid from 1000 Mon 06 Aug to 2200 Mon 06 Aug http://t.co/CsNX62NX

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Yellow Alert of Rain for Central, Tayside & Fife : Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Fife, Perth and Kinross,... http://t.co/NvPDrWH7

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Sepa: 'Potential for further flooding'

Nigel Goody, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's (Sepa) duty hydrology manager, said:

Scotland has been experiencing slow moving heavy thundery showers in Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders, and there is the potential for further local problems caused by surface water and small watercourses, depending where more rain falls. Sepa is continuing to monitor all river levels and will issue further flood messages if appropriate.

Sepa has a number of flood alerts out at the moment, and I would encourage people to check Floodline on 0845 988 1188, or online at www.sepa.org.uk, to ensure they have the most up-to-date information and advice.

Lothian and Borders Police said that six people have been evacuated from properties in Jedburgh.

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