In the news - Flood alerts throughout Britain

Nearly 200 flood warnings and flood alerts have been issued across the UK by the Environmental Agency this week.

In the news

Flood alerts throughout Britain


Nearly 200 flood warnings and flood alerts have been issued across the UK by the Environmental Agency this week. The advice comes after the first recorded death as a result of the inclement weather: a 52-year-old man and his pet dog died at a ford in Newbury yesterday as flood waters swept his car down river. The recent rain fall has led to the wettest April on record and weather conditions over the next week are set to worsen. Warnings and alerts have been issued across southern and eastern England, the Midlands and Wales.


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