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Flooding alert issued for the River Ribble at Preston

Posted on - 12th October, 2018 - 7:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
The River Ribble near Avenham Park on Sunday Pic: Paul Melling
The River Ribble near Avenham Park during a previous storm surge Pic: Paul Melling

A flooding alert has been issued for the River Ribble in Preston and Penwortham.

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Storm Callum is set to bring continuous rainfall to the area during Friday night (12 October) and throughout Saturday (13 October) and it is already affecting the upper and lower River Ribble.

Prestonian’s are being warned that properties and low lying areas could be affected.

Read more: Storm Callum strikes Preston – hour by hour weather forecast

Environment Agency Officers are currently checking defences and watercourse, and will be closely monitoring the situation.

Lancashire County Council have advised flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency and are giving people advice on the situation.

It is being encouraged that people keep up to date with the situation by listening to local radio and checking online.

There’s also a flood alert issued for the rivers Yarrow and Lostock in Bamber Bridge in Leyland

Read more: Surface water flooding in Fulwood road as roadworks begin

People should avoid riverbanks and be prepared for flooding overnight or during Saturday morning.

Do you live near the rivers? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

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