UPDATED: EASTERN YAR FLOOD ALERT ISSUED AFTER DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for areas along the Eastern Yar after yesterdays heavy rain.

It comes as over 40mm of rain was recorded in Wroxall in the last 24 hours and high water levels have been noted at Alverstone and Langbridge.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said:

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“The water level in the Eastern Yar is high and slowly rising. In the last 24 hours, over 40 mm of rain has been recorded at Wroxall. From 21:00 on Friday 18/06/2021, the river will be high at Langbridge and Alverstone, causing minor impact flooding to low lying land, footpaths and cycle tracks.

”We do not expect property flooding. At Alverstone, the river is unlikely to peak until around midnight.”

Property and road flooding is not expected, but as levels are set to continue to slightly rise, residents who use pumps are advised to ensure they function.

An update to the flood warning is expected after 10:00.

UPDATE @ 10:10 – The warning has now been lifted as water levels continue to recede.

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