Flood Warnings across Dorset
By NewsPipe | Sunday, September 23, 2012, 11:58
Heavy rain fall forecasted for the next few days could means a return to flood warnings across Dorset. The dry spell before this intense downpour could mean surface water flooding from drains and rivers, not unlike problems we experienced early this summer, that led to closed roads and building damage.
'The unpredictable nature of the rainfall is similar to recent flooding events over the summer. This means it is difficult to predict accurately where or how much rain is going to fall, which is why we are asking people to be extra vigilant and closely monitor the weather by either checking our website for any flood alerts or warnings and listening to local news bulletins. Driving conditions could be hazardous and there may well be flooding on the roads, We urge people not to try and walk through or drive through any flooding as it only takes a few inches of fast flowing water for people and cars to get swept away.' said an Environment Agency spokesperson.
The Environment Agency recommend:
People should keep an eye on the forecast, and listen to local news bulletins for details of any disruption in their area.
For the latest on flood alerts and warnings go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.