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‘Act now’ flood warning for River Ribble at Samlesbury

Posted on - 20th February, 2022 - 8:01am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Roads around Brockholes were cut off as the River Ribble burst its banks Pic: Babs Keighley
Roads around Brockholes were cut off as the River Ribble burst its banks in 2019 Pic: Babs Keighley

People are being urged to ‘act now’ as land near Samlesbury is set for flooding.

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Levels are forecast to rise on the River Ribble due to heavy rainfall.

Read more: Heavy rain warning for Preston

A flood alert on the government’s check for flooding service says low lying land is expected to be most affected, particularly around Brockholes Nature Reserve and Lower Brockholes Quarry, from 8.15am today (Sunday 20 February).

Another warning tells people to ‘be prepared’ for possible flooding as levels rise on the River Darwen at Preston, Walton-Le-Dale and Higher Walton from 6.30am today.

Further rainfall is forecast throughout Sunday, and river levels are expected to remain high.

Read more: Storm Eunice and Storm Franklin: Preston hour-by-hour weather forecast


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