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Lower River Roding placed on flood alert following heavy rain

Thursday, December 20, 2012
5:04 PM

The Lower River Roding which travels through Ilford, Redbridge, Wanstead and Woodford has been placed on a flood alert by the Environment Agency.

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Prolonged rainfall last night and today has led to the alert with the river expected to continue to slowly rise overnight.

This will result in flooding of lower-lying land, roads and gardens next to the river, according to the agency.

No property flooding is expected at this stage.

The agency will issue a further update in the morning and information is provided at Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

A webcam of the River Roding can be viewed on Redbridge Council’s website at www.redbridge.gov.uk.

The council asks anyone who sees localised flooding to take a photo and send it to emergencyplanning@redbridge.gov.uk or text 07769 934861.

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