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Flooding chaos to continue over New Year's celebrations

By DavidBol  |  Posted: December 31, 2012

Dorset floods

Flooding could continue in Dorset over the New Year period

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More flooding misery is likely to hit Dorset today as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain.

Coastal areas are at risk of landslides following persistent rain - while the wet weather is likely to be met with strong winds.

A spokesperson from the Met Office said: "A spell of rain, heavy in places, will move east across England and Wales during Monday, with the most persistent heavy rain likely to affect areas of high ground in western parts exposed to the very strong southwesterly winds.

"The public should be aware of possible disruption, particularly to travel, and also the potential for localised flooding."

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Teams from the Environment Agency are continuing to help clear flood waters and monitor river levels.

Katherine Evans, Flood Risk Manager at the Environment Agency said: "With more heavy rain forecast, it is still as important as ever to be prepared for flooding, keep up to date with the latest warnings and if you are at risk, to more valuable items to safety.

"Our teams will continue to work around t he clock to protect communities from flooding , and we would urge people to stay safe by not walking or driving through flood water."

Flood warnings are still in force on The River Avon, The River Frome, The River Wey, The River Stour and The Sotuh Winterbourne Valley.

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