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THE EASTERN Yar river and its tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge has been put under a flood alert this morning.

In the last 24 hours, 20mm of rain has fallen over the area and further heavy rain is forecast to affect the Island today, until this evening.

The Eastern Yar has been rising overnight and may cause localised flooding in some area’s, particularly Langbridge, Newchurch and Alverstone.

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Over 200 flood alerts are currently in place across the country in what has been a miserable start to July.

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