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Flood alert issued for the River Char

Officials have issued a flood warning for the River Char in Dorset and are urging local residents to take “sensible precautions” against the continued bad weather.

Flooding is expected at Dolphins River Caravan Park at Charmouth later and residents are being advised to protect themselves.

The Environment Agency says levels on the River Char are rising quickly. Further rainfall is expected this afternoon, with a second pulse later this evening.