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A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Lower Avon and Tributaries.
Flooding is possible for tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch later today and overnight.
Low lying land and roads will be affected first.
Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.
More heavy rainfall is expected this afternoon and during the night. Water levels in the New Forest streams and Ringwood area are expected to rise. Up to 50 mm of rainfall is forecast between 18:00 to 06:00 (local time) this evening and overnight. The streams on the New Forest react quickly to heavy rainfall and can be hazardous in these conditions.
Stay tuned to radio weather, news and travel bulletins on Heart Solent, BBC Radio Solent, Wave 105, Forest FM, The Bay, Ocean FM and Capital FM.
– Prepare a flood kit including a torch, batteries, mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.
– Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.
– Farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.
– Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions. Visit the Environment Agency website www.gov.uk/environment-agency for river level and flooding information.
– Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial 04514 for up-to-date flooding information.
Ringwood, in the county of Hampshire, is the Western Gateway to the beautiful New Forest, at a crossing point of the River Avon. For centuries it has been the traditional market town of the New Forest with its market charter dating back to 1226.
Best Dressed Window Competition
Congratulations to Allum & Sidaway jewellers for winning first prize, a year’s advertising on the Council’s website, as part of the ‘Dress your window for Christmas’ competition as judged by the Town Mayor of Ringwood.
Read the release:
Best Dressed Window Competition Results