More heavy rain brings threat of further floods for St Helens

PROLONGED heavy rainfall in St Helens threatens to spark renewed flooding at blackspots around the town.

Originally weather forcasters had predicted that the heavy rain would clear up by midday on Saturday, but now there's a weather warning for more rain lasting until midnight in the area accompanied by strong winds.

They also predict that Sunday should bring a brief respite, but more heavy rain is forecast for Christmas Eve.

The Met Office says: "Further bands of heavy rain accompanied by strong to gale force winds at times are expected to move northeastwards across many parts of the UK through Saturday and Sunday. Given that the ground is already saturated, the public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding. The rain should largely clear away northeastwards on Sunday morning."

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6:00pm Sat 22 Dec 12

keepitreel says...

are these flooding blackspots on land that should never have been built on BECAUSE of the risk of flooding ?
are these flooding blackspots on land that should never have been built on BECAUSE of the risk of flooding ? keepitreel
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10:49am Sun 23 Dec 12

the dr who says...

No most of them,are bad surface water drainage and where the road was lowered for redundant Rail tracks.

Or the councils "all over the country DONT clean out gullys anymore unless the have to.

as soon as it rains there is nowhere for the rain to go.

obviously when a river bursts its banks there isnt much anyone can do but i dont think thats the case in St Helens
No most of them,are bad surface water drainage and where the road was lowered for redundant Rail tracks. Or the councils "all over the country DONT clean out gullys anymore unless the have to. as soon as it rains there is nowhere for the rain to go. obviously when a river bursts its banks there isnt much anyone can do but i dont think thats the case in St Helens the dr who
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10:35pm Sun 23 Dec 12

norm says...

The canal near the Ship Inn at Blackbrook burst its banks a short while ago and, unfortunately, flooded several houses opposite. That stretch of canal desperately needs dredging and has done for many years. It might never have happened if it had been done?
The canal near the Ship Inn at Blackbrook burst its banks a short while ago and, unfortunately, flooded several houses opposite. That stretch of canal desperately needs dredging and has done for many years. It might never have happened if it had been done? norm
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