Communities urged to prepare for flooding as heavy rain hits Britain

The Environment Agency is warning residents and emergency responders across England and Wales to prepare for an increased risk of flooding over the next two days. The Met Office is forecasting up to 80 mm (three inches) of rain for parts of the south west, south east, Midlands and north east over the next 48 hours. Warnings are likely to be issued for river and surface water flooding. People in the south west and south east are urged to prepare for possible flooding before going to bed tonight. Significant disruption, including disruption to travel and flooding of properties and communities, is possible. Strong winds will increase the risk of flooding as wind-blown debris has the potential to block watercourses and drains.   Read more on the Environment Agency website…
For Flood warnings in your area go to http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx