Unsettled Weather has caused rising river levels and the Somerset Moors are very wet.
The Environment Agency have staff monitoring the forecast and river levels.
The weekend and next week are forecasted to be fairly dry but the current levels will take time to work it’s way through the catchment.
There are currently 15 Flood Warnings and 14 Flood Alerts in place for Somerset. For the most up to date information please check:
Contact Floodline: 0345 988 1188 for updates, flood warnings, or reporting flooding.
Emergency services should be contacted in life threatening situations.
Preparation tips are available on www.gov.uk/prepare-for-flooding.
The Agencies advice to the public is to stay safe and not enter floodwater – just 30 cm of fast flowing water can move a car, and just 15 cm of fast flowing water could be enough to knock you off your feet.
The Environment Agency has released this information for local flooding areas:
Axe / Brue Catchment:
River levels remain high in the Brue catchment. There are active flood warnings in the area for the River Sheppey, River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge and River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge, low lying properties.Our teams are out checking screens and assets, and we continue to be vigilant to ensure our operations are as effective as possible in reducing flood risk to people and property.
Parrett / Tone Catchment – Upstream of Langport:
Many of the moors are very wet as is normal in the winter. There is capacity in many of the moors around Langport to receive water as it makes its way through the system. We will operate pumps are soon as there is enough room in the main channels to receive the flood water.
Parrett / Tone Catchment – Downstream of Langport:
There is currently an active flood warning in place for Curry Moor and Hay Moor. Currymoor is full and Athelney Spillway is running. Northmoor and Saltmoor currently have capacity. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue further flood warnings as appropriate. We will operate pumps are soon as there is enough room in the main channels to receive the flood water.