Breaking: Flood alerts as heavy rain expected

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ReSIDENTS are being urged to beware of flooding with heavy rain expected in the coming hours.

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for the rivers Don and Sheaf, the Porter Brook and their tributaries.

The alerts signify ‘flooding is possible, be prepared’.

In its alert for the River Don upper catchment area - the Don and its tributaries from Penistone to Kelham Island in Sheffield - the agency says: “Further rainfall is expected, particularly over the western Pennines.

“The rainfall is expected from 1pm, continuing through the night, with heavy and persistent rainfall from midnight.

“The rainfall will move from North West to South East, with the heaviest rainfall over the hills.

“Some flood warnings are expected to be issued.”

Flood warnings are when flooding is expected and ‘immediate action is required’.

In its alert for the River Don middle catchment area - the Don and its tributaries from Kelham Island to Hexthorpe - the agency says: “Some flood warnings are expected to be issued.

“Washlands at Kilnhurst, Denaby, Old Denaby, and Sprotborough are expected to flood.”

In its alert for the River Sheaf and Porter Brook and their tributaries, the agency says: “Some flood warnings are expected to be issued.

“Parkland and sports fields adjacent to the river in Sheffield are expected to flood.”

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