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FLOOD ALERT ISSUED FOR THE EASTERN YAR FOLLOWING 12 HOURS OF HEAVY RAIN

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A flood alert has been issued for the Eastern Yar this afternoon (Sunday) following heavy rain over the past 12 hours. 

Flooding is possible – be prepared

Water levels in the Eastern Yar are high and rising.

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25mm of rain has fallen at Wroxall, most of which has fallen in the last 12 hours.

From 14:00, the river will be very high at Langbridge and Alverstone, flooding low lying land, footpaths and cycle tracks.

At Alverstone, the river will not peak until midnight, by which time it will affect access to Horringford and overtop the riverbank near Station House.

It will come very near to flooding property.

At Sandown, the river will not peak until midday tomorrow (Monday).

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By early morning, flooding of Golf Links and Moreton Common road is expected.

Some garden flooding may also occur at Nicholas Close. Further rain is forecast for tomorrow (Monday).

This could cause property flooding. We have lowered Bembridge sluice.

If you live near the river, please ensure you can take action to protect property over the next 24 hours. This Flood Alert will be updated by 18:00 today.

There is also a flood alert for Monktonmead islandecho.co.uk/flood-alert-issued-for-ryde-as-monktonmead-water-levels-rise

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