Heavy rain triggers flood alerts affecting rivers Pang and Thames
Goring and Streatley and Pangbourne among affected areas
A FLOOD alert has been issued for the River Pang – the second in two weeks – with two new flood alerts affecting local stretches of the River Thames.
Goring and Streatley and also Pangbourne are among villages affected by the River Thames flood alerts and following heavy rain during the early hours of this morning (Monday)
The Environment Agency (EA) issued a new flood alert for the River Pang at 9.27am today, affecting an area from East Ilsley to Pangbourne, including Compton, Hampstead Norreys, Frilsham, Bucklebury, Stanford Dingley, Bradfield and Tidmarsh and Sulham Brook, from Theale to Pangbourne, including Sulham.
The EA issued the following additional information, also at 9.27am today:
“Levels on the River Pang and Sulham Brook have risen in response to recent rain. Further showers are expected today which may lead to flood water flowing out into low lying areas. No property flooding is expected.”
Two further flood alerts were in place locally on the River Thames, including one issued at 4.41pm yesterday (Sunday) for a stretch of the river from Days Lock, to above Pangbourne and including Goring and Streatley
The EA issued the following update at 10.48am today:
“Levels on the River Thames between Wallingford and Goring have risen in response to recent rain. Further showers are expected today which may lead to flood water flowing out into low lying areas. No property flooding is expected.”
The other local flood alert on the River Thames issued at 11.36am yesterday (Sunday), affected a stretch from Pangbourne to Purley.
The EA issued the following update at 10.47am today (Mon):
“Levels on the River Thames at Whitchurch Lock have risen in response to recent rain. Further showers are expected today which may lead to flood water flowing out into low lying areas. No property flooding is expected.”
The weather forecast is for heavy showers throughout today, followed by lighter showers tomorrow (Tuesday), with freezing temperatures forecast from Wednesday.
The River Pang was also affected last week by a flood alert, issued last Sunday (January 3), lifted by the EA three days later, as rain eased.
The three latest local flood alerts – meaning flooding is possible, be prepared – are among 66 currently affecting the south east, with a total 141 issued for England and Wales.
A total 22 flood warnings (flooding expected – immediate action required) have been issued for England and Wales, none affecting the south east.
There are no severe flood warnings (danger to life) issued for England and Wales.
For more information about flooding, visit environment-agency.gov.uk.