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Entertainment Flood alert issued for Newport and warnings across south east

18:15  18 october  2020
18:15  18 october  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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An emergency flood alert was issued for Warra, 25 minutes from Jandowae, with residents advised to secure their belongings, prepare to leave and warn neighbours. Other parts of Queensland remained on flood watch, with warnings for coastal catchments between Bundaberg and the New South Wales

Flooding is causing travel disruption across the south east of England after heavy rain overnight. The M23 was closed between junctions 10 and 11 The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings and alerts across England. Yellow weather warnings are in place for large parts of the south of

A flood alert has been issued for the River Usk in Newport, and will remain in place between Saturday, October 17 and Monday, October 19.

The flood warning, issued by Natural Resources Wales, covers parts of Pillgwenlly, Maindee and Liswerry, as well as other parts of the city.

A flood alert means that "flooding is possible" and that people should be prepared.

High tide in Newport is expected to reach 7.56 metres at 8:28 PM on Saturday evening. The previous high tide reached a level of 7.2 metres at 8:15am on Saturday morning.

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Natural Resources Wales said that the flood warning will remain in place until Monday morning's high tide at the earliest.

There are also flood warnings, a more serious category of alert, issued elsewhere in the south east.

Flood warnings have been issued for the Wye Estuary in Chepstow and Tintern.

Unlike alerts, warnings mean that "flooding is expected" and "immediate action is required."

120 flood alerts are issued after more than a month's worth of rain .
Some 120 flood alerts and warnings have been issued, including 92 in England, 21 in Scotland and eight in Wales - amid fears of further heavy rain this week, especially on Thursday.More than 120 flood alerts and warnings have been issued across the UK, including 92 in England, 21 in Scotland and eight in Wales - with more wet weather forecast this week amid fears of further torrential rain for Thursday.

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