Flood warnings in place across the country as river levels continue to rise

The River Ouse is just one of the rivers across the UK which has a flood warning in place
The River Ouse is just one of the rivers across the UK which has a flood warning in place
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After more than a week of heavy rain a number of flood warnings are currently in place across the UK.

The Environment Agency has issued warnings for rivers in the following regions - the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Wales.

Flood warnings have been issued for the River Severn, River Ouse, Cock Beck, the River Dee, and River Vyrnwy.

A Flood warning has also been issued for Keswick Campsite in Cumbria due to high water levels at a nearby lake.

An Environment Agency flood warning means that flooding is expected and that 'immediate action is required'.

There are also 24 flood alerts in force across the UK, meaning that flooding is possible and people in the vicinity should 'be prepared'.

For more information visit the Environment Agency website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency