Published on : Monday, January 20, 2014
Britain is facing torrential rain and gales at 80mph which will further cause greater damage to the already damaged areas where the ground is saturated with water levels that are dangerously high. The area is said to receive rain that will further raise the water level by two inches.
A low pressure system is said to trigger at least a week of storms with nowhere to escape from the deluge. 132 flood alerts and 21 serious flood warnings have been sent across the UK by the Environment Agency. The areas in the South along the Thames, Avon, Stour and Severn where the water level is already high will face a worst fate.
There will be greater flooding in Somerset, groundwater flooding is also possible in Wiltshire. Also places like Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, West Berkshire and Surrey are under high risk of groundwater flooding.
A week of torrential downpours and strong winds is expected in Britain according to weather forecast. Thick morning fog and risk of ice and frost over the next few days will drop the temperature further. There will be heavy rain in places and the coastal regions will face severe gusts especially in the west coast. The temperature will dip leading to icy roads in the morning.
Severe weather warnings have been issued for ice in the North today and fog in eastern and central regions, the storm threats will last till the next month. The Local Government Association has urged the Government to help cover the repair bill. The highways have to be maintained by the Department of Transport and emergency funds have to be set aside to recover damages from severe floods.
The council said that it is facing £10.5billion repair backlog to bring up highways from scratch and repairing the damage caused by the floods. The residents have been provided protection by the council.