Derbyshire residents urged to check flood warnings as Environment Agency issues update - with more rain to come
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On Tuesday afternoon there were still five flood warnings and 11 flood alerts active in East Midlands – including four flood warnings in Derbyshire. This comes after storm Babet hit the county last Friday with causing disruption and flooding.
The Environment Agency has urged Derbyshire residents to keep checking the flood alerts regularly. While the heavy rain passed on Saturday morning, river levels are likely to remain elevated for much of the week.
This is a result of further rainfall and the slow discharge of water on the smaller watercourses, due to high levels on the River Trent.
A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “All incidents of flooding are devastating and causes great distress to all those involved. Our teams are working 24/7 across the region to keep people and their properties safe. We are urging people to keep checking their flood risk and not to drive through flood water which can move vehicles in levels of only 30cm.”
Residents can keep up to date with the latest flood warnings on the Environment Agency website, or sign up to free flood warnings which are sent automatically via text, phone or email call Flood Line on 0845 988 1188.
Social media updates are available from the Environment Agency’s Midlands twitter account at @EnvAgencyMids.