Monday, June 11, 2012

Flood And Rain Alerts Issued Across Britain

Flood alerts and severe weather warnings are in place across parts of England and Wales after up to two inches of rain fell overnight.

Rain clouds moved in from France causing heavy downpours over parts of London and surrounding counties.

It led to accidents and severe disruption on the M25 between the A3 and M3 junctions.
Basement flats on Littlehampton seafront in West Sussex were evacuated after some properties were flooded by water up to 4ft deep.

Flash flooding also led to the closure of the M1 in West Yorkshire overnight, although the sections affected later reopened.

The Environment Agency has issued one flood warning - meaning flooding is expected - for Charlwood in Surrey.

It has also issued 25 alerts of potential flooding across the South East, three in Wales, and seven in the Midlands and parts of northern England. Read More