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Flooding risk remains in Dorset despite heavy rain easing off

By DavidBol  |  Posted: December 26, 2012

  • Flooding around Sturminster Newton last week (Photo: Clive Davidson)

  • The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Dorset

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A risk of flooding still remains in Dorset despite heavy rain easing off.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain both today and tomorrow for Dorset - and the Environment Agency still has flood warnings on several rivers.

A Met Office Spokesperson said: "An area of heavy rain will move east across the region during the day.

"The public should be aware that given the continuing saturated state of the ground this is likely to lead to further localised flooding.

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"Another spell of heavy, showery rain will affect the region on Thursday."

Flood warnings are still in place on the River Stour, River Avon, River Frome, River Wey and the South Winterbourne Valley.

David Jordan, Director of Operations at the Environment Agency said: "Flooding is devastating at any time of the year, but it is particularly hard at Christmas time.

"Although the rain is set to ease a little in the coming days, the ground is still very wet and river levels remain high, so we would ask people to keep up to date with the latest warnings and stay prepared for flooding.

"We also remind people not to walk or drive through flood water - which can be extremely dangerous."

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Click here for the latest Dorset weather forecast.

Take a look at our photo gallery of flooding in Dorchester.

Take a look at our photo gallery of flooding in Blandford Forum.

Have a look at video footage of flooding in Blandford and Dorchester.

Click below to keep up to date with flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency.

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