Further West Sussex flood warnings for the weekend

The Berkeley Arms' Janet Hammond. ''Photo by Louise Adams C121800-4
The Berkeley Arms' Janet Hammond. ''Photo by Louise Adams C121800-4

FLOOD-struck residents are likely to get a respite today (Friday, December 21) before the return of wet weather tomorrow.

The Environment Agency said rain was likely to ease today before returning again over the weekend.

West Sussex was named as one of the counties particularly at risk.

John Curtin, head of incident management at the Environment Agency, said: “Our teams are out around the clock to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding, clearing drainage channels and ensuring that flood defences are working properly.

“We would urge people in at risk areas to keep up to date with the latest situation by checking the Environment Agency website and remain prepared for flooding in their area by signing up to receive free flood warnings.

“With a very busy travel weekend coming up, we would also ask that people check their route before travelling, and remember not to drive or walk through flood water.”

Detailed information on flood warnings can be found on the Environment Agency website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk.