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Flood Alert for River Churn - 7th February

posted 7 Feb 2016, 10:16 by Robert Cowley
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Churn and its tributaries.  

Flooding is possible for the River Churn from Coberley to Cerney Wick and also The Hilcot Brook, The Daglingworth Stream and The Gumstool Brook  for the River Churn overnight..  

Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.

The river and flooding forecast is as follows:

Heavy rain has been forecast this evening and overnight.  If we receive the rainfall, river levels are already high and are likely to rise resulting in flooding low lying areas and roads tonight and tomorrow.  No property flooding is currently expected. 

- Prepare a flood kit including a torch, batteries, mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.

- Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.

- Farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

- Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions.  Visit the Environment Agency website for river level and flooding information.

- Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial 171468 for up-to-date flooding information. 

Environment Agency
West Thames Flood Warning Duty Officer
Red Kite House,
Howbery Park, Wallingford,
Oxon. OX10 8BD
Floodline 0345 988 1188