Press release

Environment Agency warns of possible surface water flooding

Heavy rain in south and east England on Friday night and into Saturday morning will bring a risk of localised surface water flooding.

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Environment Agency is warning people that the rainfall will bring a risk of localised surface water flooding, particularly for parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent.

The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation closely and supporting local authorities who will respond to any reports of surface water flooding. Our teams are out on the ground working hard with partners to reduce the risk of flooding, and will issue flood alerts and warnings for rivers if required.

The public are urged not to drive through flood water. People on campsites and holidaying should check the flood risk for that area on the GOV.UK website.

John Curtin, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, said:

Heavy rainfall on Friday night into Saturday brings a risk of surface water flooding for parts of south and east England. If you’re driving away for the summer holidays, as always, please remember not to drive through flood water. People are urged to check their flood risk on our website, especially if you’re holidaying in an area where you’re not familiar with the flood risk.

We are monitoring the situation closely and supporting local authorities who will respond to any reports of surface water flooding. Our teams are out on the ground working hard, clearing trash screens and blockages in watercourses and culverts.

People can sign up to receive free Environment Agency flood warnings, check their flood risk and keep up to date with the latest situation on the GOV.UK website or follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood updates.

Published 24 July 2015