Sheffield flooding: Environment Agency issues flood warning for River Don at Meadowhall

A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Don at Meadowhall.

Thursday, 7th November 2019, 2:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th November 2019, 2:00 pm
A flood warning is in place for the River Don at Meadowhall

The warning means that ‘immediate action is required’.

The warning states: “River levels have risen as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall today.

“Consequently, flooding of property, businesses and roads and is expected today, 07/11/19. Areas most at risk are Meadowhall and Carbrook.

“Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19.”

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When a flood warning is in place people in the area are advised to:

Protect yourself, your family and help others Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place Put flood protection in place

Despite the warning organisers insist tonight’s Meadowhall Live event will go ahead as planned.