A FLOOD alert remains in place in Basingstoke as the country deals with the aftermath of Storm Dennis.

Strong wind and heavy rain was felt across much of the country over the weekend, with major incidents declared in part of the country.

In North Hampshire, one driver had a lucky escape as a tree fell on his car on the A33.

And whilst the worst of the weather may have passed, a flood alert remains in place for parts of Basingstoke.

Covering the Upper River Loddon, the Environment Agency warns that flooding of roads and farmland remains possible today.

Basingstoke Gazette: Flood alerts across the region (Photo: Flood information service)Flood alerts across the region (Photo: Flood information service)

They say property flooding is unlikely, and the Longbridge Mill area is particularly likely to be flooded.

The flood information service adds: "We are closely monitoring the situation.

"Our incident room is open and our response staff have been in the area clearing trash screens and checking defences.

"Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels."

The alert covers parts of Bramley, Sherfield on Loddon, Chineham, Old Basing, central Basingstoke and the Leisure Park.

Meanwhile, a more severe flood warning, which says "immediate action is required", is in force for the stretch of the River Loddon at Swallowfield.

The service says of this: "Property flooding is expected.

"River levels are forecast to continue rising on the River Loddon and Blackwater as a result of recent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis."

It comes after the A33 remains shut because of flooding at Chineham between Binfields roundabout and Taylor's Farm roundabout.