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Dorset Floods: Wet and windy weather will return over weekend

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

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People were rescued from floods at Longburton (Photo: DFRS)

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Flooding could return across Dorset this weekend after the Met Office issued a severe weather warning for Saturday and Sunday.

Despite a calm day in Dorset today, the weekend could see more localised flooding - with more flooding predicted over the winter.

A spokesperson from The Met Office said: "Many areas are likely to experience a period of very wet and very windy weather over the weekend.

"The public should be aware that some flooding is likely, and winds could potentially cause damage to buildings and uproot some trees.

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"Given the saturated ground there is potential for the rainfall to lead to considerable disruption in some areas, though at this stage details are uncertain."

The Environment Agency has warned that flooding could continue over the winter after an unusually wet summer. Even small amounts of rain could bring about more flooding.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: "The wettest April to June on record, and further wet weather in July, September and October, has left river levels full, the ground saturated and ground waters in some areas exceptionally high.

"Emergency responders as well as householders are being advised to be prepared for flooding, which, due to the saturated conditions, could hit with relatively small amounts of rain."

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