Flood warnings MAPPED: Heavy rain in the UK has triggered five flood alarms, including a red alert.
The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings across the UK, with heavy rain predicted by Met Office weather experts. Where in the United Kingdom are flood warnings in effect? Hurricane Sam has wreaked havoc on the UK with torrential rain and high gusts, making for a wet weekend for many. As heavy rains continue, flood warnings have been issued for five different places across the UK. Is your location likely to be flooded as a result of the forecast deluge? Heavy rain pounded portions of the United Kingdom over the weekend.
On Monday, some portions of the country were spared from the rain, while others continued to be drenched.
Because several rivers are expected to exceed their banks soon, producing localized flooding, the government has issued flood alerts for five locations across the UK.
Gov.UK has issued four amber flood alerts for Monday, October 4.
Alerts have been issued for the following areas in Sussex, Essex, and the Lake District:
Keswick Campsite is currently under a red warning.
When flooding is a possibility, an amber warning is issued.
Residents in the area are encouraged to “be prepared” for possibly localized flooding, according to the advisory.
Residents in areas affected by an amber alert have been advised to “exercise care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions,” according to Gov.UK.
When immediate action is required due to flooding that will last several days, a red alert is issued.
“This flood warning is expected to last for several days, with more heavy rain expected on Tuesday, October 5,” it stated.
“We will continue to watch the prediction and, if required, reissue this warning.”
“Avoid utilizing low lying walkways and any bridges near local watercourses,” it says, as well as walking or driving through flood water.
Two more yellow weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for Monday and Tuesday.
The first alert will go into force at 5 p.m. on Monday and will include portions of London, the South East, Wales, the West Midlands, and the South West of England.
The East Midlands, East of England, North East England, North West England, and Yorkshire and Humber are all included in the second warning.
This will be in effect from 2 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday.