Police issue weather warning in Sussex


SUSSEX POLICE has warned people to take care after storms battered the county this morning (July 28).

Brighton, Hove and Worthing have all suffered from torrential downpours, with many homes and streets flooded.

As of 9.15am, storms are yet to reach the Observer area, but police have warned everyone to take care.

Road policing officer PC Andy Huggett said: “Heavy rain after a long warm spell invariably leads to slippery roads and drivers need to immediately adjust to the new conditions.

“Along with the surface conditions, there are the added hazards of very heavy rain, flash flooding and poor visibility and it is essential that drivers make allowances.

“Use your lights, keep your distance and ensure that you can see clearly – windscreens can be very smeary after days of summer bugs that get spread by the use of wipers.

“If you do encounter flooding, slow down and don’t go into the water unless you are absolutely sure that it is not too deep for your vehicle and that includes 4x4s.

“When you emerge from the flood water, use your brakes gently to dry them off, obviously making sure that there’s no other cars behind you.”

The police also warned of more thunderstorms and flash flooding to come throughout the day.