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Flooding is possible - be prepared

Following 6 months of above average rainfall, groundwater levels in the villages surrounding Andover are high and rising. At Clanville Gate, the current rate of rise is slow, at 0.2m per day. From Sunday onwards (26/01/2020), the groundwater may be high enough to affect the sewage network in Penton Mewsey and cause minor impact road flooding at Penton Grafton. Given the current rate of rise, it is also possible that a very small number of cellars may be affected in Appleshaw and Kimpton. Over the next 5 days the weather remains dry, but the groundwater will continue to rise over the next 10 days in response to the rainfall which was recorded last week. We continue to monitor the forecast. Please remove any valuables stored in cellars. If you use pumps to help reduce water levels, please ensure they can operate. This Flood Alert will be updated by 25/01/2020.

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