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Flood warning issued on River Frome as winter weather continues in Dorset

By DavidBol  |  Posted: November 05, 2012

Localised flooding took place in north Dorset after snow and heavy rain

Localised flooding took place in north Dorset after snow and heavy rain

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A flood warning has been issued in Wareham following a weekend of stormy weather in Dorset.

Snow fell early on Sunday morning in parts of north and west Dorset, with heavy rain overnight adding to the already wet conditions.

A statement from the Environment Agency said: "Water levels in the Lower Frome from east Stoke to Wareham are rising and expected to peak at Wareham this morning due to rain over the weekend."

Residents along the River Frome are being asked to prepare for flooding as wet conditions continue today.

Paul Mustow, head of Flood Incident Management at the Environment Agency said: "This year our flood defences have protected over 119,000 properties, but we cannot prevent flooding entirely.

"With one in six homes at risk of flooding, the most important step people can take in protecting themselves from the worst impacts is to find out if they are at risk, and sign up to the Environment Agency's free flood warning service.

"As winter approaches we'd encourage everyone to take this one step to help protect themselves from what is recognised as the country's number one natural hazard."

There are also a number of flood alerts in place across Dorset. Click on our Environment Agency panel below for the very latest information.

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