After the snow, heavy rain poses flooding threat to St Helens

St Helens Star: After the snow, heavy rain poses flooding threat to St Helens After the snow, heavy rain poses flooding threat to St Helens

The rapid thaw of Friday night's snowstorm led to flooding in parts of St Helens over the weekend.

Now a new threat is being posed by heavy rainfall which weather pundits predict will spread across the North West this afternoon. Further heavy rain is also expected later in the week, accompanied by very strong winds.

Star readers have been sending in pictures of the weekend's flooding like this one taken by Marcus Arnold showing the conditions in Sankey Valley.

Villagers in Rainford reported that the brook there was almost bursting its banks after the melting snow added to its already high level.

 

MOST hilarious weather moment of the weekend came when a BBC regional forecaster said on the late Friday bulletin, when St Helens was already under a foot of snow, that we would be waking up to frosty conditions on Saturday morning!

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10:17am Mon 28 Jan 13

jimstevo says...

Why do we have more flooding in the Country than we did years ago? Could it have something to do with the number of properties that have 'Block Paved','Flagged' or Concreted' their gardens over.
This leads to much more water run-off into the drains instead of soaking into the ground. Also the number of apartments being built and draining off into existing drainage systems.
Just my thoughts, what do other readers think?
Why do we have more flooding in the Country than we did years ago? Could it have something to do with the number of properties that have 'Block Paved','Flagged' or Concreted' their gardens over. This leads to much more water run-off into the drains instead of soaking into the ground. Also the number of apartments being built and draining off into existing drainage systems. Just my thoughts, what do other readers think? jimstevo

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