Seven flood alerts are in force across Cheshire with more rain forecast to hit the county later today.
The alerts were put in place ahead of yesterday’s thunderstorms and heavy rain which caused flash flooding in some areas.
The Environment Agency flood alert states: “Given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms, there is low confidence in the locations and impacts of rainfall at this point.
“Areas most at risk are low lying agricultural land, roads and footpaths close to small rivers and streams. Water levels could rise rapidly and potentially generate deep, fast flows. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are monitoring watercourses in the area.
Here are the areas where the Cheshire flood alerts are currently in place:
- Lower River Mersey including Warrington, Runcorn and Lymm areas
- River Bollin catchment, including Knutsford, Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Bollington
- River Dane catchment including Kidsgrove, Sandbach, Congleton, Middlewich and Northeast Crewe
- River Ditton catchment including areas around Huyton-with-Roby and Widnes
- River Gowy catchment including areas around Frodsham
- Weaver catchment including Nantwich, Frodsham, Crewe, Winsford and Northwich
- Wirral catchment with Heswall, Ellesmere Port, Bebington, Hoylake and Wallasey