Prepare your homes for flooding, warns the Met Office as sandbags are handed out ahead of midweek downpour


Prepare your homes for flooding, the Met Office has warned as sandbags were handed out ahead of the expected midweek downpour. 

Severe weather warnings with the potential for homes and businesses to be “flooded quickly” have been issued for the next two days by the Met Office. 

Forecasters have said that a second band of low pressure will hit the country on Tuesday with half a months rainfall predicted in just a few hours in parts of the South West and Wales. 

The Met Office said the warnings meant “that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.”  

They added that the floodwater could be “fast flowing or deep” with a substantial risk of lightning strikes, hail and strong winds.

Yesterday, Fire Services worked alongside the Environment Agency in Manchester to  hand out sandbags after flooding on Sunday night as further bad weather is predicted over the coming days. 

Yellow severe weather warnings for thunderstorms were issued for parts of England and Wales today as well as for parts of England, Scotland and Wales tomorrow. 


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