Flooding continues to hit area

By Kevin Unitt Monday 26 November 2012 Updated: 29/11 08:25

Latest News

Flooded allotments behind The Close in Kenilworth, taken by reader Debra Collinge from her home in Stoneleigh Road on Sunday morning. (s)

FURTHER flooding is expected across the area as rivers overflow amid the continuing rainfall.

Environment Agency flood warnings have been in place since last week for the River Avon at Warwick, and the River Leam in Leamington.

Flooding has also been seen in parts of Southam and Kenilworth.

In Bearley, south Warwickshire, metal panels were blown off a barn roof last week, while the crown courts of Warwickshire Justice Centre, Leamington, also had to be evacuated after four huge glass panels shattered in strong winds.

And police and the fire service assisted in flood evacuation at Warwick greyhound track, off Emscote Road, helping an elderly woman and 70 dogs safety from rising waters.

On Sunday (November 25) West Midlands Ambulance Service issued an urgent plea for people to stop putting their lives, and those of the emergency services, at risk during the current flooding.

It followed a busy night for the ambulance service which has had to deal with a number of flood related incidents overnight. In particular, the service is concerned by the number of people who have failed to take suitable precautions when they have come across flood hit roads

Service general manager, Nathan Hudson said: “It is quite simple; driving through flood water is inherently dangerous.

“People who attempt to pass through flooded roads are not only putting their own lives at risk, but also the lives of the emergency services staff who have to rescue them.”

Visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk for the latest flood warning information.

Latest News

A flooded cycle route and fields through St Nicholas Park in Wawick. Picture by Cheryl Bromilow. (s)

Popular »

More news »

Cannabis farms discovered in Leamington

THREE cannabis farms have been uncovered in Leamington.

Blitz charity rock gig set to be held

COMPUTER games developers in Leamington are putting on

Local towns to light up for Christmas

WARWICK, Kenilworth, Whitnash and Southam will be lighting

Fallen soldier's family hail organisation's successful first year

THE FAMILY of a fallen Claverdon paratrooper have

Regional news »


Stratford Observer
Rower switches to road for charity challenge

A ROWER seeking a new challenge is cycling from London ...

Rugby Observer
A good day for A level students as pass rates ...

A LEVEL pass rates have been maintained by our schools ...

Coventry Observer
Raiders steal club shirts from Coventry City superstore

POLICE are investigating a ram-raid on the Coventry City superstore ...

Redditch Standard
Warning to drivers after Alvechurch car-jacking

A DRIVER was pulled to the ground and had his ...