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Flood warning as heavy rain is forecast
Heavy rain today (Thursday) and tomorrow could lead to flooding in south west, the Environment Agency has warned.
The Environment Agency is reminding people throughout the South West region to keep up to date with the latest weather forecast and any flood alerts or warnings on the Environment Agency website.
People can sign up to free flood warnings. It also advised the public to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through floodwater.
"We strongly urge people to sign up to flood warnings on the Environment Agency website, keep a close eye on local weather forecasts and be prepared for possible flooding. We also ask that people stay safe and not try to wade or drive through any deep water," said Ben Johnstone for the Environment Agency.
The Agency is monitoring river levels and expected to issue flood alerts and possibly flood warnings. There is expected to be snow further north and this could lead to significant travel disruption.
The public can keep up to date with the latest forecasts and warnings for their area on the Environment Agency website and with forecasts on TV and radio.
The Environment Agency updates its flood guidance every 15 minutes on its website at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx