A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.
River Wylye and tributaries
Flooding is possible - be prepared
River levels continue to remain high at the South Newton river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated. The situation is improving, however, we expect river levels to remain high for some time, and the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for tributaries between Norton Ferris and Wilton. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses.
This message will be updated on Friday, 20/03/20, or as the situation changes.
This information was last updated at 1:12pm Tuesday 17 March 2020
What you should consider doing now:
Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.
Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.
Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.
Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.
Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.
In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.
Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.
Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you've been in contact with it.
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