Flood warning issued for River Ems

Picture by Kate Shemilt
Picture by Kate Shemilt

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Ems at Westbourne, including new Brighton, Commonside and the B2147 at Racton House.

A spokesperson for the Environment Agency sai: “River levels will stay high for a prolonged period, and further rain is expected through the weekend and into next week.

“Should the higher estimates of rain occur, river levels could rise further than expected and flooding could be possible to riverside properties through Westbourne and Lumley lane, including Commonside, River Street, North Street and the Wren Centre.”

A flood warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

A flood alert has been issued for The River Ems and tributaries from Stoughton to Emsworth Harbour and the River Lavant from Mid Lavant to Shopwhyke, including Chichester.

To find out more visit the Environment Agency’s website here