Flood warnings for county with more rain expected

Flood warnings for county with more rain expected

Flooding in Winchester today

Flood warnings for county as waterlogging persists

A road closed due to flooding in Kings Worthy

Kings Worthy flooding

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MAJOR flood warnings remain in place for much of Hampshire after residents endured a water-logged weekend.

Flooding misery is set to continue for thousands of people, with more heavy rain set to add to their current problems.

With the Test and Itchen rivers swollen and bursting their banks, the Environment Agency has flood warnings out for parts of Romsey, Winchester and Eastleigh.

And there are also warnings - meaning be prepared for flooding - out for the River Meon between Wickham and Titchfield, the River Test between Stockbridge and Timsbury, Ringwood and Cheriton.

And there are scores of more minor flood alerts out for the rest of the county, including Totton, the River Itchen in north Southampton, the River Hamble and the upper Meon.

They come as the Met Office predicts a deluge of heavy rain to hit the south coast over the next three days.

There is a yellow weather warning for the region for each of the next three days, with up to 20mm of rainfall expected tomorrow alone.

That means it is likely to get worse before it gets better for hundreds of residents caught up in the chaos caused by the floods.

Residents in Budds Lane, Romsey, were evacuated over the weekend as the Test burst its banks, while both Fordingbridge Junior School and St Bede Church of England Primary School are closed today due to flooding.

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2:33pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Lone Ranger. says...

Interesting that this P poor government allow Somerset to sink for 5 weeks but directly the Tory heartland gets threatened the Army and Navy get dropped in.
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Meanwhile the Minister for Sand bags slags off the EA ....... forgetting that the Tory lead government has cut the budgets to the EA costing hundreds of jobs.
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Still as a standard for the Tories ....... they will always be looking for someone else to blame
Interesting that this P poor government allow Somerset to sink for 5 weeks but directly the Tory heartland gets threatened the Army and Navy get dropped in. . Meanwhile the Minister for Sand bags slags off the EA ....... forgetting that the Tory lead government has cut the budgets to the EA costing hundreds of jobs. . Still as a standard for the Tories ....... they will always be looking for someone else to blame Lone Ranger.
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7:05am Tue 11 Feb 14

dabberboy says...

In Kings Somborne houses along Winchester road are flooded and many are using pumps to remove water, as the springs have now come up as well.
These people are struggling to keep their homes dry, so why do drivers think it is ok to drive through the floods and create waves that wash into peoples houses, would they like it done to them!
In Kings Somborne houses along Winchester road are flooded and many are using pumps to remove water, as the springs have now come up as well. These people are struggling to keep their homes dry, so why do drivers think it is ok to drive through the floods and create waves that wash into peoples houses, would they like it done to them! dabberboy
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