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Staffordshire weekend weather warning

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 09, 2014

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Staffordshire should be braced for a wet and windy Sunday  as the remains of Hurricane Bertha hits the UK. 

Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy said he had been contacted by the Environment Agency about the storm risk and was  informed that heavy downpours over the weekend could bring a risk of localised surface water flooding to parts of the Midlands.

"I have been assured that the situation is being closely monitored by the Environment Agency along with the Met Office and local councils," Mr Lefroy said.

The hurricane has weakened in force to an Atlantic storm but the Met Office says it could still bring widespread rain and strong winds across the Midlands from early on Sunday,  with the possibility of localised downpours and flash floods.

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Chief Meteorologist, Eddy Carroll, said: "There is still considerable uncertainty surrounding this weekend's weather, with the potential for heavy rainfall and strong coastal winds."

He urged people to keep up to date with thc latest Met office warnings over the weekend.

Craig Woolhouse, Environment Agency Flood Risk Manager, said: "Heavy rain may lead to localised surface water flooding in parts of southern and central parts of England. However, the forecast remains uncertain so we advise people to regularly check the flood risk situation over the next 48 hours.

"The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor the situation closely along with the Met Office and local authorities."

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