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More heavy rain expected in coming days

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

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Towns and villages across Britain were braced for more bad weather last night as water-logged communities were warned to expect further flooding overnight and in the coming days.

Forecasters predicted heavy deluges throughout the day today with up to 30mm expected in parts of North Yorkshire, Teesside and County Durham.

The flood risk across the country remains high and large rivers – in particular the Thames – will continue to rise over the next few days, the Environment Agency said.

Around 900 properties have flooded since Wednesday and the agency has issued more than 93,000 warnings to households in the past few days.

Paul Mustow, of the EA, said: "We are expecting more flooding in the next 24 hours and communities across north and southern central England and North Wales are urged to remain especially vigilant.

"Environment Agency flood defences have protected nearly 40,000 homes and our teams are continuing to work around the clock with local emergency services to keep communities safe.

"People, should sign up for free flood warnings, keep up to date with the latest situation on our website, and stay away from dangerous flood water." Widespread flooding caused major disruption across the North East, with persistent rain creating a continued risk of surface water and river flooding.

The Environment Agency said there are currently 17 flood warnings and 37 flood alerts in place for Yorkshire and the North East.

But with the rain persisting, communities are being urged to be vigilant as more warnings could be issued during the day.

Rivers are expected to continue to rise as surface water runs off saturated ground, and long delays and closures have taken place on the A19 due to the flooding.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for the North East as well as the Yorkshire and Humber regions.

Phil Younge, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said: "We are expecting a lot more rain and are urging people to remain vigilant, and check their risk of flooding."

In the flood-prone city of York, the River Ouse burst its banks, engulfing riverside buildings in the city centre.

The Kings Arms public house, which famously displays a wall chart in the bar to show how submerged it has been by previous floods, was under around a metre of water yesterday.

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