Flood warning for Wandle as wet weather set to continue

Property along the River Wandle could be at risk of flooding

Property along the River Wandle could be at risk of flooding

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Further stormy weather could see properties near the Wandle River affected by flooding.

South East London was lashed with heavy winds and torrential rain overnight and with more rain forecast over the next 24 hours, the environment agency is warning those near the river could be affected.

A map produced by the environment agency showing the regions in danger of flooding follows the Wandle through Merton and up into Wandsworth all the way to the Thames.

Julia Simpson, regional duty manager for the Environment Agency said: “Our teams across the region, along the east coast, and at the Thames Barrier are working tirelessly throughout this ongoing incident, operating gates and structures and checking that flood defences and barriers are in good working order.”

“People should check the Environment Agency website or follow @EnvAgencySE and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood outlook in the South East Region, and sign up to receive free flood warnings, taking action when they receive them.”

Have you been affected by the severe weather? Contact the newsdesk on 0208 722 6334 or newsdesk@wimbledonguardian.co.uk

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12:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

tjames says...

needs dredging and weed clearance and lots of other drainage channels need clearing
needs dredging and weed clearance and lots of other drainage channels need clearing tjames
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8:00pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Hugh Dunnit says...

It's a river - not a drainange channel - of course it doesn't need dredging.
It's a river - not a drainange channel - of course it doesn't need dredging. Hugh Dunnit
  • Score: 0

7:23am Sat 4 Jan 14

tjames says...

it most certainly --all rivers are drainage channels!
it most certainly --all rivers are drainage channels! tjames
  • Score: 1

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