Environment Agency issues flood warning

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The Environment Agency has issued a warning over potential flooding this weekend.

Heavy rain is expected this weekend, particularly on Saturday, and the agency is encouraging homeowners to remain vigliant and be prepared for flooding.

Slow moving heavy showers will make their way across Yorkshire during Saturday and, following the recent flooding in the Calder Valley, there is a chance of localised flooding.

Phil Younge, flood risk manager for the Environment Agency, said, “Once again we have more potentially heavy rain forecast for the next 24 hours. It’s important to get the message across to the public to remain vigilant, check local weather forecasts, and the Environment Agency website for information.

“People should check if they are at risk of flooding, keep an eye on the weather and check local forecasts so that they have time to react if flooding looks imminent in their neighbourhood. Our teams are out across the region, checking and clearing any blockages in watercourses.

“You can keep tabs on our three-day forecast and check the latest flood alerts and warnings for your area. You can also find tips and advice for staying safe and check our Flood Map to see if your community is at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea.”

Keep checking www,halifaxcourier.co.uk for full updates on the flooding situation or go to www,environment-agency.gov.uk