SEP 00] ENVIRONMENT AGENCY NEWS
Warwickshire Rivers On Flood Alert
The Avon Valley went on flood alert
today, as 7mm of rain fell overnight and this morning.
The Environment Agency issued a warning
covering the Rugby, Warwick, Leamington and Coventry area.
The problems are worse on the Avon
upstream of Rugby – farmland and roads in the Lilbourne area are now
liable to flood.
An Environment agency spokeswoman said
water levels in Rugby and Warwick are still rising, but are not likely
to trigger a higher warning yet, although a severe weather warning
weather has been issued for the county.
There were no alerts in the north of
the county covering the Cole and Anker around noon today.
There are reports that the River Avon
at Bretford Bridge was close to breaking its banks around 8am today.
For more information call the flooding
incident room on 01684 850951.
To use the Flood Call recorded service,
dial 08459 881188 and then use one of these quick-keys for detailed
052431 for the Avon upstream of Rugby
052432 for the Avon between Rugby and
052433 for the Avon between Stratford
052434 for the River Leam (between
Rugby and Leamington