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Flood Alert issued for Upper River Tees

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Upper River Tees.

Flooding is possible for low lying land in the Tees Valley, including Teesdale Way footpath at Croft overnight tonight, Friday 9th January, and early tomorrow morning. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

We are currently in a period of very unsettled weather. Heavy rainfall this afternoon and evening (Friday 9th January 2015) has caused the level of the Upper River Tees to begin to rise at Middleton and Barnard Castle.

More heavy rainfall is expected overnight and into tomorrow morning (Saturday 10th January 2015). This Flood Alert has been issued as a precaution as river levels have begun to respond and are predicted to continue rising steadily through the night. The river levels are predicted to peak between 7.30 and 9am tomorrow morning and are then expected to fall gradually throughout Saturday.

– Environment Agency

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Man named after body found in River Tees

The body of a man recovered from the RiverTees in Stockton today (Wednesday 23rd July) has now been identified as 20-year-old David Zikhali.

Divers were searching for him after he was reported as being in difficulty in the water at around 7.40pm on Monday 21st July.

Police believe he may have died while swimming in the river. They are not treating his death as suspicious.

Body found in River Tees

Police have confirmed that the body of a man has been found in the River Tees near to Chandler’s Wharf in Stockton.

Formal identification has not been carried out but the family of missing man James Miller have been informed of the discovery.

A post mortem is due to take place, police are not treating the death as suspicious and information will now be passed to the Coroner.

Flood alert for Upper River Tees

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Upper River Tees.

The organisation says flooding is possible for low lying land in the Tees Valley, including Teesdale Way footpath at Croft later this evening. Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

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