The environment agency are warning communities in the Anglian, South West of England and the Midlands that further flooding is set to hit us today. Roads and rail networks yesterday were disrupted and the met office is predicting that heavy rain and strong winds are expected to return to Anglian, South West and the Midlands being worst hit. Surface water is particularly at high levels due to falling leaves and debris that is blocking drains and channels.
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With a possible 50mm of rainfall already, saturating the ground and some rivers reaching high levels, 87 flooding warnings are being advised with details being updated hourly, to be possibly expected across the named areas. The environment agency have said “our teams are working across the country, cleaning watercourses of debris and monitoring river levels and we will be out in force over the coming days”.