Environment Agency flood warnings for River Mole
PROPERTIES in parts of Surrey are at risk of flooding following prolonged heavy rain, the Environment Agency has warned.
It has issued a flood warning for the River Mole at Sidlow, Leigh, Betchworth and Kinnersley Manor.
The agency warned river levels are likely to rise further with heavy showers expected later today (June 11).
Latest information from the Environment Agency reported that "heavy and prolonged rainfall overnight has caused river levels in the River Mole to rise significantly.
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"These levels are still rising in the Sidlow, Leigh and Betchworth areas and are likely to cause property flooding.
"There is the potential for some heavy showers this afternoon, and if these fall over the River Mole then river levels will rise still further."
The flood warning was updated shortly after 1pm on the Environment Agency website.
It follows another flood warning issued this morning to homes in Charlwood and Hookwood including Povey Cross Road, near Gatwick Airport.
For more information go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk