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Flooding the main concern as Surrey and Hampshire warned to brace for Storm Dennis

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Flooding the main concern as Surrey and Hampshire warned to brace for Storm Dennis

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 7:15pm 14th February 2020. (Updated at 8:13am 15th February 2020)

We are warned homes and businesses could be flooded across our area as Storm Dennis hits Surrey and Hampshire.

Several weather warnings have been issued this weekend, including:

  • A yellow warning for wind which goes up at 10am today (15 February) through to midday tomorrow (16 February).
  • A yellow warning for rain which goes up at midday today (15 February) through to 9pm tomorrow (16 February).
  • An amber warning for rain which goes up at 12:15am tomorrow (16 February) through to 6pm tomorrow (16 February).

The Met Office says the storm is likely to bring downpours to areas which are already saturated from Storm Ciara last weekend.

The amber alert means the impact of bad weather is more likely, and we should be prepared.

What to expect from the amber warning:

  • Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
  • Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
  • Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads
  • Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely

Keep up to date with the forecast for your area here.