Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for River Axe area

Flooding is possible overnight on Wednesday and throughout Thursday.

Widespread heavy rainfall is forecast overnight across Devon. This will cause rivers in the area to rise.

The main areas of concern are Seaton, Colyton, Axminster and Axmouth. River levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to rivers.

River levels will remain high and further rain forecast for Thursday is likely to cause river levels to rise further. Possible flood warnings may be required.

Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.

We are constantly monitoring river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow or sooner if the situation changes.

Flood alert area: Rivers Axe, Coly, Yarty, Umborne Brook and coastal streams from Branscombe to Axmouth.

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