05:54AM, Thursday 22 November 2012
The Environment Agency continues to warn residents in the South-east about the possibility of flooding from rivers and streams following heavy rainfall.
There are a number of flood alerts in places across Berkshire as well as widespread reports of surface water flooding across the areas.
Environment Agency teams have been mobilised across the country to check on flood defences, clear any river blockages and closely monitor river levels. Teams have been working around the clock to reduce the risk of flooding and will remain out in force over the coming days to remove blockages.
With more rainfall due across the South-east tomorrow night, area flood risk manager Ian Tomes is urging those at risk of flooding to 'take steps to limit the damage a flood can cause to themselves and their property' also to check the Environment Agency website for the latest situations.
Those in flood risk areas should sign up to the Environment Agency’s free flood warning system – the most immediate and localised source of information on flooding – by calling 0845 9881188 or visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood
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