Flood Alert for the Holderness Area – UPDATE

A FLOOD ALERT has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Holderness Area:

Flooding is possible for The Holderness area, including Leven, Bransholme, Salt End, Hedon, Burstwick, Thorngumbald, Sunk Island, Kilnsea and Hornsea today.

Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.

During Friday morning we are expecting heavy rain showers to enter the region from the east travelling westwards across the region. Some of this rain is likely to be heavy, which has the potential to cause localised surface water problems. Saturated ground means that rivers will respond to these showers. We will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes..

07:04 on 06 Jul 2012

UPDATE: River levels will remain high in the Holderness area. We are pumping all tide locked watercourses to keep levels down and reduce the risk of flooding. An area of persistent rain is forecast to enter the region from Sunday afternoon and is likely to remain until Monday midday. Within this persistent rain there may be heavy pulses of rain. It is forecast that rivers will respond to this rainfall, we will update this message as the situation changes..

11:00 on 08 Jul 2012

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3 Comments on Flood Alert for the Holderness Area – UPDATE

  1. UPDATE from Environment Agency: River levels will remain high in the Holderness area. We are pumping all tide locked watercourses to keep levels down and reduce the risk of flooding. An area of persistent rain is forecast to enter the region from Sunday afternoon and is likely to remain until Monday midday. Within this persistent rain there may be heavy pulses of rain. It is forecast that rivers will respond to this rainfall, we will update this message as the situation changes..

    11:00 on 08 Jul 2012

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