Flood warnings as torrential rain lashes Britain…(Ice Age Cometh!)
Highest flood warning for South West as downpour continues
The South West was hit by torrential downpours overnight, as one river was given the highest grade flood warning and the heavy rain continues to wreak havoc.
By Sam Marsden
07 Jul 2012
More than three inches of rain fell over Devon, causing rivers to rise quickly and streams to break their banks.
The Environment Agency put a severe flood warning on the River Yealm, meaning there is “severe flooding” and a “danger to life”.
A spokesman said: “Rivers continue to rise quickly in response to heavy overnight rainfall.
“The rain is expected to clear on Saturday morning to generally drier conditions and river levels will begin to fall.
“Scattered heavy showers are expected to continue throughout the weekend.”