The Environment Agency Has Issued Flood Warnings for These Devon Areas

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With Storm Diana’s forerunner racing across the UK and drenching all in its path, the Environment Agency has issued flood alerts and warnings for several towns and villages in Devon.

The agency reports that today’s heavy rains have caused rising water levels and several lowland roads and lands in Mid and East Devon are especially at risk of flooding.

An excerpt of the statement they released says:

“Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.

“We are constantly monitoring river levels and will update this message on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.”

Areas with Flood Alerts:

The River Axe area

The River Dart area

The River Clyst and Culm and their tributaries

The rivers Otter and Sid, and the Exmouth area

South Devon Rivers

The West Coast of Dorset

 

Areas with Flood Warnings:

Lyme Regis Harbour

River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster

 

What to do in case of either of the 3 stages of alert:

Flood alert – Prepare

  • prepare a bag that includes medicines and insurance documents
  • check flood warnings

Flood warning – Act

  • turn off gas, water and electricity
  • move things upstairs or to safety
  • move family, pets and car to safety

Severe flood warning – Survive

  • call 999 if in immediate danger
  • follow advice from emergency services
  • keep yourself and your family safe

Author: james