Environment Agency: People to 'stay prepared' for floods

The Environment Agency (EA) has said widespread showers means many places remain on flood alert despite persistent rain expected to ease over Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The EA's director of operations David Jordan said:

Although the rain is set to ease a little in the coming days, the ground is still very wet and river levels remain high, so we would ask people to keep up to date with the latest warnings and stay prepared for flooding.

The EA has 157 flood warnings across the UK, urging people to take immediate action and a further 262 flood alerts.


Flood warnings across UK

Flood warnings and alerts remain in place across the country as forecasters predict more wet weather. 2012 looks set to become the wettest year on record for the UK.