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Communities across South West urged to prepare for flooding

The Environment Agency is warning communities in the South West to remain vigilant for flooding following the rain this morning and with further heavy rain expected later today and into Thursday.

Rain will fall on saturated ground, which is expected to lead to surface water and river flooding.

This is likely to lead to some flooding of property and roads, and cause travel disruption.

There are currently three flood warnings in place for the Somerset Moors and Levels but more are expected to be issued across the region later today and into tomorrow morning.

Our teams have been out around the clock to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding.

We urge people to keep up to date with the weather forecast and remain prepared for flooding in their area by signing up to receive free flood warnings and staying away from dangerous flood water or attempting to drive through it.

– Nick Roseveare, Environment Agency

Those in areas at risk should check the Environment Agency website for the latest information or by calling the Flood Line on 0845 988 1188.

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