Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for Lower Avon and tributaries

River levels are high but steady on the Middle and Lower Hampshire Avon. No property flooding is expected. The forecast is unsettled and further rainfall is expected over the next few days. River levels remain high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage gauge. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this alert if necessary. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 4:00 PM on 01/03/2024, or as the situation changes.

Flood alert area: Tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch.

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