Flooding Hits South West

The Environment Agency issues dozens of flood warnings across Devon, Dorset and Somerset after severe rain.

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FLOOD WARNING: Fears river could burst its banks in Weymouth

There are fears the River Wey near Upwey in Weymouth could burst its banks this evening. The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the area including Church Street, Little Mead, Nottington Lane, Nottington Farm and Almas Palace.

Water levels in the River Wey from Upwey to Weymouth are expected to rise as a result of the groundwater input to the river. Rainfall is expected to continue until the early hours of the morning. The gauges that can be used to trigger this Flood Warning are Broadwey and Upwey.

– Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is warning residents to block doors with flood boards or sandbags and cover airbricks and other ventilation holes. Other safety precautions can be found on the agency's website.

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