Floods: Further flooding expected along the River Thames

Floods: Further flooding expected along the River Thames

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Nick Mayo

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Floods: Further flooding expected along the River Thames

Communities in the South East should be prepared for further flooding this week from groundwater and rivers, as a result of recent heavy rainfall.

A car stuck in the middle of the flood on Widbrook Common (photo by Martin Manley)

 

 

Further flooding is expected along the River Thames.

Areas including Sonning, Maidenhead, Windsor and Datchet could experience flooding over the coming days.

There are currently 50 flood warnings and 97 flood alerts in place for the South East.

A flood warning means that flooding of property is expected and that people should take action to prepare.

The Jubilee River flood scheme is in operation, helping divert water away from communities in Maidenhead, Windsor and Eton.

The Met Office is forecasting light showers and drier weather into the weekend.

Howard Davidson, Environment Agency director, South East, said: "Whilst the risk of flooding remains across southern England, we're paying close attention to the River Thames, particularly below Oxford, into Berkshire and through Surrey.

"River levels are high and will continue to rise for the next few days. It is likely that we will see further flooding to properties over the coming days.

"Environment Agency teams continue to work to work around the clock maintaining flood defences, clearing watercourses and deploying pumps and temporary defences to protect communities at risk."

Call floodline on 0845 988 1188.

See our flood pictures here.

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