Flood warning for County Durham

21 November 2016 - Latest news

Durham City Homes have received information from Durham Country Council’s Civil Contingencies Unit regarding a heightened risk of flooding that maybe experienced across County Durham.

A risk assessment is issued daily, which has been classified as ‘yellow’ on Monday and Tuesday for surface water and river flooding.

Throughout today a weather front is moving from the south into northeast England, which is expected to cause widespread heavy rain continuing into Tuesday morning.

Around 20-30mm of rainfall may take place within six hours in some places, with around 30-60mm occurring locally through the whole period.

River levels may be affected from mid-afternoon into early evening on Monday, staying high into Tuesday morning.

The main areas of concern are rapid response areas such as Stockton’s Lustrum Beck, however rivers across the area could be affected by the rainfall.

You can find regularly updated information regarding weather warnings for northeast England on the Met Office’s website.

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