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St Ives Cambridgeshire hopes to escape homes being flooded

Environment Agency says the forecast is for further rainfall this evening, and into Friday

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St Ives continues to hold its breath that despite heavy rainfall following Storm Henk it may escape homes being flooded. Across the town some have reported difficulties in driving because of flooded roads but the Environment Agency reports today that river levels are being to drop “but remain responsible to further rainfall”.

Sunrise over flooded St Ives following Storm Henk with further weather warnings on the way, St Ives
Thursday 04 January 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

The EA says: “Flooding is expected. Areas most at risk are around the River Great Ouse from Brampton to Earith, including Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly.

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Sunrise over flooded St Ives following Storm Henk with further weather warnings on the way,  St Ives
Thursday 04 January 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“Access to properties in Berry Lane, Godmanchester may also be affected.”

The EA says the forecast is for further rainfall this evening, and into Friday.

“River levels will react again,” it warns.

Sunrise over flooded St Ives following Storm Henk with further weather warnings on the way, St Ives
Thursday 04 January 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

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“Take care on riverside roads and footpaths, avoid walking or driving through flood water and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger.

Sunrise over flooded St Ives following Storm Henk with further weather warnings on the way,  St Ives
Thursday 04 January 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

“We are monitoring the situation.”

Sunrise over flooded St Ives following Storm Henk with further weather warnings on the way, St Ives
Thursday 04 January 2024.
Picture by Terry Harris.

Fresh update will be issued this evening.

It has issued a flood alert area:

River Great Ouse from Brampton to Earith, including Back Brook, Hall Green Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly.

 

 

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