DEC 00] ENVIRONMENT AGENCY NEWS
Postcode Flood Checks As Rain And Wind Comes Again
rain lashing down across Coventry and Warwickshire, flood warnings
were being prepared for the area by the Environment Agency.
storms are expected to bring havoc to the region as heavy rain and
high winds adds to the chaos experienced by many people last month.
of up to 70 mph are expected to have lashed high grounds and the
rivers Severn and Avon are at risk from swelling with more than an
inch of rain likely to fall over the next 48 hours.
flood warning has also been issued for the River Leam between Marton
near Rugby, Warwick and Stratford suffered from the high rainfall in
October and November.
water passed downstream it caused levels to rise. The Victorian
Evening in Warwick was almost washed out, but some brave people risked
a soaking to see the stalls, entertainment and amusement rides.
of the event are hoping for a better evening tonight when the
attractions will return to the streets of the town centre.
Coventry the rainfall for the month was just 1mm below the al-time
record for November.
Environment Agency, which has been trying to raise awareness of
streets and districts potentially at risk, has launched a detailed
street-by-street guide to where the areas most at risk are.
use it, type in your postcode and it will tell you if your property is
at risk. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/index.htm
homeowners were today bombarding the site to see if their houses were
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