Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for Groundwater flooding in the Cranborne Chase area

Groundwater levels across the Chase remain high meaning that flooding is still possible after even moderate amounts of rainfall.

Our groundwater forecasts indicate that most sites will continue to see a general recession over the next few days.

A Groundwater Flood Warning is still in force in the Martin and Damerham area.

Flooding of roads is possible and septic tanks may not function effectively over the coming days.

Householders with property flood resilience measures such as pumps, barriers and air-brick covers should keep them in place until the risk recedes.

Environment Agency staff will continue to monitor the situation. This Flood Alert will remain in force for the next few days at least and will be updated should the forecast change.

Flood alert area: Bishopstone, Bourton, Breamore, Britford, Broadchalk, Burgate, Chilmark, Coombe Bissett, Downton, Farnham, Fordingbridge, Hinton St. Mary, Homington, Mere, Pimperne, Ringwood, Rockbourne, Shapwick, Sixpenny Handley, T. Gunville, T.Hinton and T.Monkton.

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