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Environment Agency releases River Beult flood alert which could affect Yalding, Collier Street, Headcorn, Benover, The Lees and Smarden

Villages around the River Beult have been placed on an overnight flood alert.

The warning covers the River Beult from Pluckley and Bethersden to Hampstead Lock at Yalding.

Water levels have already peaked in Smarden but are expected to rise in Yalding until the late evening.

Stock picture of flood waters in Yalding
Stock picture of flood waters in Yalding

Other areas that could see flooding are Headcorn, Collier Street, Benover and The Lees.

The Environment Agency says that alert will remain in force overnight but is likely to be removed tomorrow.

If you have any problems call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or 0845 988 1188. Once through, select option 1 and enter quickdial number 01265. 

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