Heavy rain prompts flood alerts for areas of East Devon as river levels remain high

Overnight and persistent heavy rain throughout Thursday (May 13) has prompted flood alerts for areas of East Devon where rivers levels are high.

The Environment Agency said flooding to low-lying land and roads was possible throughout the day as water levels remained high.

Flood alerts were issued for the River Clyst, and its tributaries, the River Axe area, and the rivers Otter, Sid and also the Exmouth area.

The Environment Agency (EA) said flooding to property was not expected in the affected areas.

The EA urged people to take care near areas where rivers were swollen, and water was high, as rain continued for most of the day.

It said it believed water levels would remain high for Thursday, with possible flooding to low-lying land and roads close to the river.

It said ‘no flooding to properties is forecast’ and warnings were not expected to be issued.

The Environment Agency said: “Flooding is possible throughout Thursday.

“The heavy and persistent rainfall is expected to continue during Thursday morning with further showers following this afternoon.

“We expect river levels to remain high throughout the day with flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river, although no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued.”

“We expect river levels to remain high throughout the day with flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river, although no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued.”

 

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