Flood alert reinstated for villages north of Bourne...just an hour after being lifted

  Posted: 01.10.19 at 14:08 by The Editor

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Less than an hour after lifting the flood warning for villages north of Bourne, the Environment Agency (EA) has announced it has now been reinstated.

The EA warns residents that flooding of the minor watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain 'is possible' - and to be prepared.

In an update at 12.15pm the EA said the risk of flooding from the South Forty Foot Drain was 'below levels of concern' and the flood warning was no longer in force.

But in a 1.14pm update it says: "We have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area and the forecast is for more this afternoon.

"Although river levels have started to go down they will remain high.

"This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the watercourses today.

"We expect the levels to remain high throughout the next few days.

"We are constantly monitoring river levels and will issue flood warnings if required.

"We have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens.

"Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

The risk of flooding from the South Forty Foot Drain is now 'below levels of concern' the Environment Agency (EA) has announced this lunchtime...