Flood warning issued ahead of feared storm

PUBLISHED: 20:02 27 October 2013 | UPDATED: 20:07 27 October 2013

Stormy sky

Stormy sky

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Floods could hit Hatfield and Lemsford if a storm batters Herts tonight (Sunday).

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Lea, but has said it is only a possibility.

Gale force winds and heavy rain is forecast across London and the south east of England tonight and Monday morning.

A statement on the body’s website warned “in areas which receive the highest rainfall some localised flooding is possible, either from rivers or from surface water flooding”.

It said: “Due to the predicted strength of the wind an increase in tree and other debris may cause river levels to rise more rapidly around bridges and other river crossings.

“This Flood Alert is being issued based on a forecast and not on observed rainfall or river levels. The heavy rain will be followed by fast moving showers.

“These are expected to clear during Monday morning.”


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