People warned to remain vigilant over further flooding

Published: 6 Jan 2014 09:300 comments

Flood alerts are back in place amidst further rain pelting the UK.

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A flood alert has been put back in place for Wokingham after further ‘heavier’ rain may see the Emm Brook liable to flooding.

Levels have fallen since previous warnings were issued in December, but rain forecast today [6] could see levels rise once again.

There may still be some standing water in areas closest to the river remaining.

Another flood alert is in place for the Lower River Loddon, covering Arborfield, Shinfield, Barkham, Sindlesham, Winnersh and Hurst.

Levels on the River Loddon have slowly risen, and levels are especially high in the Sindlesham Mill area. Heavy rain due today may see levels rise at a steadier pace.

The River Loddon between Winnersh and Woodley, and between Arborfield and Shinfield, is also particularly high, and properties in low lying areas are at risk of flooding.

A flood warning is also in place for the River Loddon between Sindlesham and Lower Earley, and the river is ‘sensitive’ to further rain fall.

Bracknell and Warfield are also on alert, as whilst levels have fallen on the Cut, they are still ‘out of banks’ in some places. There may also be standing water close the river, and the alert remains in place in light of further rain today.

Another alert is in place for Virginia Water and Thorpe Green, where the river Chertsey Bourne remains high. In some areas the river has burst onto its floodplain, and remains vulnerable to further rainfall.

Several roads have been closed due to flooding, these are Ryehurst Lane in Binfield, and Mill Lane in Sindlesham, Sandford Lane in Hurst, Whistley Mill Lane and Land's End Ford in Charvil.

A flood alert means flooding is possible so be prepared, and a flood warning means flooding is expected, and immediate action is required.

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