Friday, 30 May 2008

Flood Alert

Oxfordshire on flood alert

A warning has been issued about possible flooding in

The area has seen a great deal of rain in the last few hours, and more
heavy rain is forecast. The area between Bourton-on-the-Water and
Newbridge is particularly at risk, says the Environment Agency.
River levels on the Thames and Evenlode are already high and still
rising, the agency says.

Areas at risk include the towns and villages of
Bourton-on-the-Water, Standlake, Hardwick, Worsham, Burford,
Witney and Newbridge

Source: BBC News, 30th May 2008

Rivers placed on flood watch

Four Oxfordshire rivers have been put on Flood Watch by the
Environment Agency.

The agency has warned low lying land and roads near the River
Evenlode, River Ock, River Thame and River Windrush are
expected to flood.

It advises people living near those rivers to monitor local news,
charge their mobile phone and check on the safety of pets
and livestock.

Source: Witney Gazette 2:53pm Thursday 29th May 2008

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