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River Ribble flood alert issued covering Penwortham, Hutton, Preston Docks and Freckleton

Posted on - 30th September, 2023 - 4:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Freckleton, Fylde News, Penwortham, Preston Docks, Preston News, Preston weather, Riversway, South Ribble News
Looking out at the Bullnose near Preston Docks Pic: Blog Preston
Looking out at the Bullnose near Preston Docks Pic: Blog Preston

A flood alert has been issued for western areas of the River Ribble estuary on the Penwortham and Freckleton sides of the river.

Update: The flood alert was removed by the Environment Agency just after 8am on Sunday (1 October)

The Environment Agency has set the alert for the high tide forecast on Sunday (1 October). The high tide is due around 1am.

Areas at risk include Freckleton Marsh, Riversway Docklands, Lower Penwortham, Hutton Marsh, Longton Marsh, Becconsall Marsh, Much Hoole Marsh, Bretherton Eyes, Croston Finney, Hesketh Out Marsh and Hundred End.

The area covered by the flood alert Pic: Environment Agency

A statement from the Environment Agency says: “Please be careful along riverside footpaths and roads as large waves and sea spray could be dangerous.”

Preston looks set to see continuous rainfall throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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