11/12/2006

Flood alerts after heavy rainfall

Parts of Cumbria and areas of Wales are on flood alert after some areas experienced seven inches of rain in the last 24 hours.

Torrential rain saw seven inches of rain recorded in the Lake District and five inches recorded in North Wales.

The Environment Agency which monitors water heights in rivers had 21 alerts posted by Monday lunchtime. Ten of the flood alerts are in Wales and nine are in the midlands. The rivers most threatening to flood are the Severn, Wye and the Ure.

Weather forecasters are warning of further rain today in the affected areas of Wales, Cumbria, and Lancashire.

Yet more heavy rain is forecast to hit the UK this week.

(SP/KMcA)

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