300 flood alerts issued for England, Wales

300 flood alerts issued for England, Wales

PanARMENIAN.Net - North-east England and north Wales are braced for possible flooding as the weather front which brought heavy rain to southern England moves north, BBC News reported.

There are about 210 flood warnings and 300 flood alerts in England and Wales, and two flood alerts in Scotland.

This weekend 816 homes were flooded, mainly in south-west England. Two people have died in the storms - a woman killed by a falling tree in Exeter and a man whose car crashed into a swollen river in Cambridgeshire.

Devon and Cornwall were particularly badly hit, along with Malmesbury in Wiltshire and Kempsey in Worcestershire.

Chris Fawkes from the BBC Weather Centre said there had been about 60mm (2.5in) of rain in south-west England over the weekend.

The Environment Agency has issued 212 flood warnings across England and Wales, which mean people should take action because flooding is expected. There are also 293 less severe flood alerts - indicating people should prepare for possible flooding.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Sepa, has two flood alerts in place in the Borders and Edinburgh and Lothians regions. There are none in Northern Ireland.

Heavy rain and the related risk of flooding are forecast to continue until late on Tuesday, Nov 27.

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