Flood risk warning from Environment Agency

Flood risk warning from Environment Agency

Daniel Darlington

Flood risk warning from Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) has warned there could be a risk of flooding in low lying areas of the Thames Valley this weekend.

The EA has said the ground is already saturated and said householders in at risk areas should make preparations as early as possible.

Drivers have also been advised only to travel if necessary during periods of heavy rain or high winds.

Today's forecast is for dry weather but further strong winds and rain are expected to sweep across the region tomorrow.

Strong winds and rain battered the area overnight, but the fire service has reported no significant flooding incidents.

The Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has also deployed its water resuce unit, based at Caversham Road, Reading, to help with operations in the South West, which has experienced widespread flooding.

The crew has not yet been deployed.

Wokingham Borough Council's highways team has also closed Sandford Lane between Hurst and Woodley because of flooding this morning. Emmbrook Road, in Wokingham, has now reopened following flooding.

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