Periods of heavy rain has put parts of South Ribble on flood alert.Advertisement
The Environment Agency has three flood alerts in place near Preston, around Walton-le-Dale.
As Storm Brian lashed Lancashire during Saturday (21 October) the river levels began to rise rapidly.
A section of the River Ribble from the Samlesbury to the Old Tram Road has the flood alert in place since Saturday evening.
There’s also a warning on the Lostock and Yarrow catchment area close to Bamber Bridge and Euxton.
Croston, which was badly hit by flooding in the winter floods of 2015, has a flood alert in place due to the Lower River Douglas river level rising.
#Croston Flood Risk Management Scheme has been operated for the 1st time tonight in Lancashire #floodaware #StormBrian pic.twitter.com/XcEXO5HLff
— Env Agency NW (@EnvAgencyNW) October 22, 2017
There was lots of surface water flooding in Preston and South Ribble, with Station Road shops putting in sandbags as water levels began to reach their doorsteps.
Rain is expected to continue through Sunday (22 October) morning before becoming drier later. The Met Office has no weather warnings in place for Sunday or the rest of the week ahead at this stage.
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East Lancashire has seen the brunt of the flood warnings, with dozens of them across the county.
A flood alert means flooding is possible, the lowest level of warning put out by the Environment Agency. You can monitor flood warnings on the Environment Agency website.