Flood warnings issued for the North West

Posted: 24/09/2012

If you live in the North West, you may have noticed the persistent rain which has fallen for most of the night and all of today causing the Environment Agency to send flood warnings out to residents to prepare for increased risk of flooding over the next 48 hours.

There is an expected 100mm of rain to fall across the region in the next 24 hours alone and at 11am today a total of 11 flood alerts were issued for surface water and river flooding. There has been significant disruption to travel across the North West due to the rain coupled with gale force winds which has blown debris onto roads which are blocking water courses and drains.

To tackle the problem the Environment Agency has mobilised teams across the UK to clear river blockages, closely monitor river levels and check flood defences. There has been more flood alerts and warnings issued over the next three days as persistent and heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

If you have any concerns about flooding, you can contact the Environment Agency Flood Line on 0845 988 1188 or visit their website HERE.

To keep up to date with the latest weather forecast you can visit the BBC Weather website HERE.

If you are concerned about your property flooding or a property you may be purchasing, you can order a GroundSure Environmental Report from Pali which will provide you a wide range of data including different types of flood risks which may affect your home. Please contact us if you would like to order a report or to request further details on 0151 691 1170 or email search@paliltd.com

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd

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