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January flooding in England – GOV.UK

The Environment Agency continues to monitor and respond to the impact of recent flooding across England following prolonged wet weather and intense rainfall, and advises the public to exercise caution. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

Significant river flooding is expected to continue today along parts of the River Trent, with minor impacts along the River Thames until Wednesday. Minor impacts are also possible along the River Trent and River Severn over the next three days. Minor flooding is expected across Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire and could become more widespread across southern parts of the country and in Yorkshire and the Humber over the course of the next five days.

As of 10:38 a.m. Monday, January 8, 149 flood warnings and 149 flood warnings was present on site. Environment Agency teams are at the scene along with other emergency responders, operating temporary pumps, barriers and flood defenses to help minimize the impact.

So far, nearly 75,000 homes have been protected from flooding over the past few days, but sadly around 2,000 homes have been flooded.

While the risk is easing, ongoing impacts are likely to continue across England over the next few days as some major rivers respond slowly to recent rain. Many rivers are high and will remain that way for several days.

The message to the public remains to check flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation. Anyone driving is urged not to travel through flood water and to follow the advice of local emergency services on the road.

Dr Kate Marks, Director of Flood Responsibility at the Environment Agency, said:

Prolonged wet weather and intense rainfall has led to flooding across the country and our thoughts are with all those affected.

Significant flooding is expected to continue along the lower River Trent today, while minor impacts are expected in some areas of the Midlands and on the River Thames and may occur along River Severn until Wednesday. Groundwater flooding is expected across parts of Dorset, Wiltshire and West Hampshire and may also be more widespread across southern parts of the country and in Yorkshire and the Humber until Friday .

Environment Agency teams are on site, working to minimize the impact of flooding where possible by operating flood defenses and clearing waterways. So far, nearly 75,000 properties have been protected in the past few days. We urge people not to drive through flood water and to follow the advice of local emergency road services – flood water is often deeper than it appears and just 30cm is enough to float Your Car.

People should check their flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and the latest updates and follow @EnvAgency on X, formerly Twitter, for flood updates latest flood.

Please see photos of the Department of Environment’s activities here Southwest, South East And Midlands The group’s account on X, formerly known as Twitter.

You can sign up to receive the latest flood warnings and flood updates here:

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