Storm Eva update: One Northumberland flood alert lifted

The flood warning issued for part of a Northumberland river has been lifted.

The alert for the Coquet at Brinkburn and Weldon is no longer in force and the warning at Rothbury is likely to be removed soon.

The Environment Agency says: "No further flooding is currently expected for properties including Brinkburn Priory, Weldon Bridge and Weldon Mill. A flood alert remains in force for the wider area. Flood water may still be around for several days and could be contaminated. Avoid walking, driving and cycling through flood water. Take care as there may be hidden dangers in flood water such as sharp objects, raised manhole covers, and pollution. If you have been flooded, ring your insurance company as soon as possible.

"The risk of flooding from the River Coquet is now reduced. The level at Rothbury has fallen below 2.2m and will not rise any further or cause any further flooding of property.

There are still 143 flood alerts - flooding is possible, be prepared - in force, including the River Till and its tributaries, north of Wooler; the Northumberland coastal rivers, including the River Aln and Waren Burn; the River Tweed south bank at Norham; and the River Wansbeck.

There are also 237 flood warnings - flooding is expected, immediate action required - and 31 severe flood warnings - severe flooding, danger to life - still in force, mainly in the west of the country.

For a three-day flood risk forecast visit the Environment Agency website or for weather forecasts see the Met Office website.


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