Lancashire Times
Voice of the North
8:00 PM 10th January 2020

Flood Risk: Groundwater And River Levels Remain High Following December Rain

With ground water and river levels remaining high following December’s above average rainfall, and potential for further rain over the weekend, the Environment Agency is continuing to urge people to check their flood risk and sign up for flood warnings.

Neil Davies, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said:

"While the risk of flooding is subsiding in many parts of the country, unsettled weather is expected to continue into next week.

take extra care when walking along the coast during strong winds

"While river levels are falling, they remain high and further rain on Saturday could cause localised flooding in some areas in the north of England over the weekend.

"There is also a potential for strong winds and large waves during the early part of next week which could cause localised flooding. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and to operate our flood defences to help keep communities safe.

"We advise people to sign up for flood warnings, stay away from swollen rivers and to take extra care when walking along the coast during strong winds."

photo by Pictr73
photo by Pictr73
You can check your flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at, call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency on Twitter for the latest flood updates.