Flood warning issued
The Environment Agency has issued a flood
alert that could affect parts of the Weald.
A flood alert is in force for areas near the River Beult,
between Headcorn and Pluckley. Flooding could affect Headcorn,
Smarden, Collier Street and Benover.
The agency has issued several warnings across the south-east as
heavy rain fell over the weekend. Many warnings are still in place
on Monday morning.
Earlier this week the organisation warned that Britain's
unusually wet summer could mean flooding this winter.
The wettest April to June on record and further wet weather from
July-October has left river levels full, the ground saturated and
ground waters in some areas exceptionally high. It says this
situation means it might only take relatively little levels of rain
for flooding to occur.
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