Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Flash flooding in England

Late yesterday evening (Tuesday 19th June) saw flash flooding in many areas of south west and central England. The photograph (Adam Heskins) shows what 15 minutes of rain did in Portishead. There are many reports of road damage and closures, helicopter rescues, airport closures, loss of power, and flooded homes. The Environment Agency still has 27 rivers and their tributaries on Flood Watch and the Met Office has continued to issue severe weather warnings, notably for Grampian region of Scotland which is expected to receive heavy rainfall throughout Wednesday 20th June. A BBC video can be found at: