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127 flood warnings, 137 flood alerts remain as Britain braces for wintry showers

Written on:November 29, 2023
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Wintry showers are expected to hit North Yorkshire which is still reeling under devastation caused by flooding

The day after North Wales was devastated by severe flooding and heavy rain, 127 flood warnings and 137 flood alerts still remain in place across England and Wales today, as temperatures across Britain are set to fall to lowest levels coupled with wintry showers, adding to the misery in flood-hit towns and villages across the country.

Despite improving weather, the Environment Agency has warned of flooding in rivers Thames, Trent and Severn. The weather improvement willed Environment Agency to remove around 100 flood alerts and warnings in the past 24 hours. The Environment Agency has reported that around 1,600 properties had flooded since Wednesday, while flood defences had protected more than 54,000 homes.

Firefighters are working round-the-clock to subside the flood water and to shore up defences and clear blockages from watercourses. North-east Scotland and Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Anglia regions were lashed with heavy rain overnight, and more rainfall is expected to hit north-east Scotland and east England later.

The Environment Agency expects that in Yorkshire, where floods have caused widespread destruction and travel disruptions, wintry showers could develop in higher areas and widespread frost is expected.

John Lee, a forecaster for Meteo Group, the weather division of the Press Association, said, “Tonight temperatures could reach as low as -4°c or -5°c in Scotland and it’ll be around zero or -1°c across most other parts of the UK.”

In Somerset, the county council has stepped in to help co-ordinate assistance to a stranded community of 120 people in Muchelney. All roads in and out of the Muchelney village have been closed due to flooding since several days. But the council has contacted Burnham Area Rescue service which has sent its boat to help get food, drinks and support to residents.

Four people have died since last week when torrential rain lashed Britain causing severe flooding. Around 900 people in England and Wales have been evacuated from their waterlogged homes after heavy rain left many properties in an unoccupiable condition.

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