More heavy rain on the way as weather warning is extended amid flash flooding

Fire and rescue tackle flash flooding yesterday

Fire and rescue tackle flash flooding yesterday

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More heavy rain is on the way after some areas saw flash flooding on roads yesterday and difficult driving conditions.

The Met office has extended its yellow weather warning for heavy rain until Friday.

Met Office extend yellow weater warning for rain.

Met Office extend yellow weater warning for rain.

It’s chief forecaster said: “Rising temperatures will trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms. Once again, 15-25mm are likely to fall within an hour in scattered locations, with the risk of more than 30mm, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if across urban areas.”

Scattered heavy, thundery showers are expected to develop yet again on Wednesday, and will lead to slow-moving downpours.

As on preceding days, some locations will miss these downpours, but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur.

If you live in an area prone to flash flooding the fire service recommends:

* Check your insurance cover for flooding and have a copy either to hand or somewhere safe away from home;

* Does your policy replace new items for old ones? Is there a limit of the cost of repairs?

* Locate your gas, electricity and water mains supplies and ensure everyone in your household knows how to turn these off;

* Reduce the risk of water getting into your property by getting bungs for downstairs toilets and special fittings to close up airbricks to prevent water coming in;

* Move treasured processions like photo albums, family films and family heirlooms upstairs, if possible, or on a shelf higher than 1.5m from the ground;

* Where possible raise electrical equipment off the ground and fix to the wall – TV stands etc may float or be swept away;

* Think about how to protect your pets, vehicles, garden equipment and contents.