Two flood warnings have been put in place along the River Ribble in Preston due to Storm Christoph.Advertisement
‘Immediate action is required’ at two of the locations on the river:
River levels have risen at the Samlesbury river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.
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As a result, flooding is expected to property, road and farmlands this morning (Wednesday, 20 January) and the river level is expected to remain high until Thursday, 21 January.
Residents are asked to avoid using low lying footpaths near the river.
River levels are also rising at the Walton-Le-Dale river gauge as a result of the heavy rainfall.
Flooding is expected to impact Fishwick Bottoms area on the north bank of the River Ribble between the Darwen Confluence and the Railway Bridge, including the sewage works and Catholic College playing fields.
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Rain is forecast for the rest of the morning (20 January).
River levels here are also expected to be high until tomorrow (21 January).
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