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Flood warning remains in place with further heavy showers forecast for Somerset

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: July 13, 2012

A flooded River Brue on the Somerset Levels with Glastonbury in the distance

A flooded River Brue on the Somerset Levels, with Glastonbury in the distance, pictured earlier this year. A flood warning is in place for the area this afternoon

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A flood warning remains in place for parts of Somerset this afternoon.

The Environment Agency is urging residents to stay vigilant, despite the heavy rain easing off today.

The warning is for the River Brue and the Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge, and low-lying properties in the immediate areas.

Those areas include Tootle Bridge, Catsham, Church Moor at Baltonsborough, Street Drove, the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare road, Westhay Bridge and Tadham Moor.

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An Environment Agency statement reads: "River levels on the River Brue at Lovington and River Brue at Clyse Hole have peaked and are currently falling.

"However showers are forecast for this afternoon; these may be heavy at times.

"Up to 15mm may be expected, and even up to 40mm possible in places, although these showers are likely to be very localised.

"Catchments are very wet, therefore any rain in this catchment is likely to run off the saturated ground and cause rivers to rise again."

Lesser flood alerts remain in place for east Somerset rivers, the upper reaches of south east Somerset rivers, and the River Parrett catchment on the Somerset Levels.

The east Somerset alert covers the Rivers Brue, Sheppey, Glastonbury Millstream and North and South Drains.

The Upper River Yeo, Rivers Cam and Wriggle are included in the south east alert, and the Lower Rivers Parrett, Yeo, Tone, Isle, Cam, Cary, Kings Sedgemoor Drain and tributaries are affected in the Levels alert.

See the Environment Agency flood information panel below for the latest information.

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