03:47AM, Friday 20 December 2013
Flood warnings have been issued across the South-east ahead of forecasts of strong winds and the risk of heavy rain this weekend.
Forecasts suggest weather conditions will be unsettled and heavy rain could cause flooding from rivers and surface water.
There are currently 10 Flood Alerts in force across the region, though there are none in the Royal Borough at the time of publication.
People who are set to be away for the festive period are being urged to check the flood situation and make preparations including moving valuable items to safety before travelling.
The agency has also advised people to check the flood risk situation for their journey and at their destination.
A list of the areas with warnings and up-to-date information will be available on the Environment Agency website throughout the weekend.
To sign up to the Environment Agency’s free flood warning system, visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood or call 0845 988 1188.
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