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Seven flood warnings across the South West

Last night's heavy rain is starting to have its effect on rivers across the West Country. The Environment Agency has now issued seven flood warnings for the region as the water levels rise.

  • River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster inc Chard Junction & Weycrof
  • River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton
  • River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St Mary
  • River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, including Staverton
  • River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster
  • A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge
  • Curry Moor and Hay Moor


Flood warnings in force in the west

The Environment Agency has issued five flood warnings affecting our region. If you are at risk of flooding you are advised to take the usual steps to protect yourself and your property.

  • Somerset coast at Portishead and Portbury Dock, seafront properties
  • Somerset coast at Clevedon, seafront properties
  • Somerset coast at Blue Anchor, seafront properties
  • Tidal River Avon at Pill and Shirehampton, Watch House Road and Station Road areas
  • Somerset coast at Porlock Weir

You can keep up with developments on the Environment Agency website.

Flood warning on River Chew

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Chew from Chew Stoke to Keynsham near Bristol.

20 to 30mm of rain was forecast to fall between 6 pm tonight and 6 am tomorrow (Saturday), with up to 40mm possible in isolated areas.

Levels on the River Chew at Compton Dando are stable but are expected to rise reaching flood warning status at about 3am on Saturday morning.

People whose homes are at risk should take appropriate action.


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