Environment Agency calls for flood plans for South Yorkshire ahead of Tour de France

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Farmers and landowners setting up temporary camp sites for cycling enthusiasts next month are being urged to have a flood plan in place to keep campers safe.

Hundreds of thousands of tourists are expected to line the route of the Tour de France when it travels through Yorkshire on July 5 and 6.

But the Environment Agency claims many areas close to the route are prone to flash flooding during summer thunderstorms, which could lead to waterlogged fields and rising rivers and streams.

Visit gov.uk/prepare-for-a-flood for advice on preparing flood plans.