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New flood warnings issued for Somerset as river levels rise following heavy rain

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: September 24, 2012

  • Several roads were also flooded this morning, including this one near Wellington

  • Several roads were also flooded this morning, including this one near Wellington

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Six flood warnings have been issued for Somerset this morning after the county was hit by 24 hours of heavy rain.

The Environment Agency has warnings in place for the River Tone from Bishops Hull to North Curry, Doniford Stream in the Sampford Mill Farm area, and the River Axe around the Chard Junction and Weycroft areas.

There are also warnings for the River Tone from Waterrow to Bishops Hull, the Congresbury Yeo from Wrington to Congresbury and Winford Brook at Chew Magna.

The Environment Agency has also issued the lesser flood alerts for rivers in North Somerset including the Congresbury Yeo, Cheddar Yeo, Axe and tributaries, and West Somerset streams including Horner Water, Rivers Aller and Washford, and the Hawkcombe, Monksilver and Doniford Streams and tributaries.

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An alert is also in place for the upper reaches of South Somerset and South East Somerset rivers including the Rivers Parrett and Isle and tributaries, and the Upper River Yeo, Rivers Cam and Wriggle.

The River Tone catchment, including Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone and tributaries, also has an alert in place.

The Environment Agency has reported that river levels are rising in several areas, and that another 20mm of rainfall is expected before 1pm today.

Click here for the latest Somerset weather forecast.

See below for the latest South West flood alerts and warnings from the Environment Agency...

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