Flood alert for River Stour

15/06 Updated: 15/06 11:33

FLOOD alerts have been issued for parts of the district and the county with further downpours expected over the weekend.

Warwickshire Police and the Environment Agency have urged people to keep an eye on the situation, with some areas left to vulnerable to flooding because of the recent wet weather.

Areas at risk are low lying land between

The River Stour has also been issued with a flood alert.

Graeme Smith, chair of emergency response group Warwickshire Prepared, said: "Flooding poses serious problems for residents but many of the worst case scenarios are avoidable by being prepared and planning for it.

"Our website gives invaluable tips on being ready for floods and I would encourage residents to have a look and take the steps it advises."

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/prepared for further information on how to prepare for emergencies, or call 0845 988 1188 to receive free flood warnings.

Where possible, warnings are issued two hours prior to flooding to give those registered time to act to protect themselves and their property.

For further information about how to prepare for flooding and to find out if your home is at risk visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk/floodmidlands or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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