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Flood warning for River Exe at "vulnerable riverside locations"

By RichardBirch  |  Posted: November 25, 2012

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Rain is starting to fall in Exeter and with water levels already mugh higher than normal on the River Exe, businesses and homes are being urged to take precautions.

The Environment Agency currently has one severe flood warning, 69 flood warnings and 61 flood alerts across the South West.

One of those flood warning is for the River Exe at vulnerable riverside locations in Exeter including Exeter Quay. This includes the Mill

on the Exe, Eagle Cottages, Exeter Quay, Mill Road and Mill Drive at

Countess Wear and riverside footpaths.

  • Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 162069 to get more information

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

The Echo recently posted a video showing what could happen to Exeter in the event of severe

flood which was shown to Devon County Council's cabinet.

The simulation, created by the Environment Agency, demonstrates how severely area of the city could be effected in the event of prolonged and persistent rainfall for more than a day.

Devon County Council agreed to invest £3 million into a vital flood relief scheme as well as resolving to press the Environment Agency to bring forward the projected start of the scheme from January 2017.

Hopefully, it won't come to this but the video can be found here - http://tinyurl.com/dxrl33q

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