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More than 200 flood warnings in place across UK as 2020 misery not over yet
December 29, 2020
More than 200 flood warnings have been put in place across the UK following l ast week's heavy downpour and severe flooding.
It comes after multiple areas faced severe floods with kayakers in Norfolk attempting to cross streets yesterday.
The Environmental Agency has issued 141 flood alerts with 77 flood warnings in England.
The agency warned: “There continues to be a severe risk to life due to the challenging conditions.”
Along with expected flooding, the Met Office has issued yellow snow and ice warnings across the country from 6pm Monday until Tuesday morning with "icy surfaces developing, with a little snow in places."
In Wales, Natural Resources Wales has issued four flood alerts and two warnings.
The Met Office has warned of some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.
On Monday cops in the Midlands warned people against travel due to heavy snow, experts issued a yellow weather alert for the region.
Over the weekend more than 1,300 people were encouraged to leave their homes after flood levels rose.
UK weather: Snow to blanket Britain in Met Office forecast along with ice and rain
Those living along the River Great Ouse were contacted, flooding began on Christmas Day when fire crews with boats began to rescue those in trouble.
Cold weather is set to last the week with yellow warnings for snow and ice in some areas of the south in place for Wednesday and Thursday.
In the west, Gloucestershire police warned: “Heavy snow is starting to fall in the rural parts of the country.
“This will cause delays on the roads.
“Only go out if it is essential to do so. Make sure you plan your route and have everything you may need in an emergency including a fully charged mobile phone.
“We are receiving a number of reports of snow around the county causing disruption, particularly in the Forest of Dean and the A417 around Birdlip. Please stay safe and avoid all unnecessary travel.”