Flooding alerts issued for Gwent
11:07pm Sunday 5th January 2014 in News
MORE flood alerts have been issued for Gwent, albeit less serious than those issued on Friday and Saturday.
The Environment Agency have issued Flood Alerts for the Usk estuary around Newport and the Wye estuary in Monmouthshire.
This level of warning is described as for when: "Flooding is possible. Be prepared".
The Met Office also issued a yellow warning - meaning "be aware" - for heavy rain tonight in South Wales, southern parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north-east England and the South.
Up to 40mm of rain could fall on higher ground.
A yellow warning has also been issued for wind as gusts of up to 70mph are expected on the west and south-east coast of Britain and the east coast of Northern Ireland tomorrow.
This will cause "exceptionally high waves", the Met Office predicted.
Meanwhile, across the UK, the Environment Agency issued 70 flood warnings covering every region, urging people to take immediate action as flooding was "expected".
The agency estimated that about 220 properties have been flooded so far, miles of coastline have been battered and roads and fields across the country left under water.
Jonathan Day, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency, warned that the risk of flooding continued into next week.
He said: "Although high tides are now falling, there remains a risk of coastal flooding, especially on the south and west coasts.
"In addition, wet conditions have left the ground saturated in many areas, increasing the risk of river and surface water flooding.
"We would urge people to be prepared by checking their flood risk, signing up to free flood warnings and keeping an eye on the latest flood updates via the EA website and Twitter.
"Environment Agency teams remain out on the ground across the country and will continue to work around the clock to protect communities at risk."
Area for Usk estuary Flood Alert:
Area for the Flood Alert on the Wye estuary in Monmouthshire:
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