Flooding eases but hazards remain


Flooded street6/3/14

By Ian Lewis

Only 1 significant warning remains in place as the worst flooding of recent many years continues to ease.

As considerably of the land across southern England is still saturated, nevertheless, the risk of groundwater flooding continues to carry a threat to properties and travel ne2rks in several places, the Surroundings Agency (EA) warns.

The wettest winter for almost 250 years has left properties across the country ruined with hundreds of property and business owners left counting the value of the harm.

A serious flood warning for North Moor and Salt Moor, which consists of the village of Moorland on the Somerset Amounts, has been downgraded by the agency following being in location for a month.

Drier climate predicted

The EA explained the depth and extent of flooding affecting Moorland, Fordgate and Northmoor Corner has diminished in excess of the last 10 days despite the fact that a variety of properties there remain flooded.

Accessibility to some villages is nonetheless hampered by the waters.

But predicted drier weather to come and improved pumping soon after the end of the substantial spring tides indicates specialists are forecasting water amounts will drop more in excess of the up coming couple of days.

A extreme flood warning signifies that there is a danger posed to life and just 1 now stays in place – among the villages of East Lyng and Burrowbridge in Somerset.

Some flood warnings remain

As nicely as the severe warning, 19 flood warnings are nevertheless in place. Nine of them are in Kent, Surrey and the Thames Valley with an additional 8 in Dorset and the Somerset Levels.

The EA has yet another in place for the River Nene close to Peterborough and one for the River Severn at Maisemore and Sandhurst close to Gloucester.

The company is also warning there is still a risk of residence flooding and travel disruption for components of Better London, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, West Sussex, west Berkshire, Kent and Surrey due to the fact of the saturated ground.

And it says despite the fact that it is easing, flooding on the Somerset Ranges will proceed for some time to come, resulting in continuing troubles for a number of communities and the area’;s transport ne2rk.

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