STORM DENNIS UPDATE: Flood alert issued for parts of Greater Manchester as Storm Dennis hits #StormDennis #SevereAlert #Flooding #GreaterManchester #Lancashire #uk
A flood alert has been issued for parts of Greater Manchester and Lancashire as Storm Dennis hits.
The alert covers parts of Oldham, Bolton, Rochdale, Haslingden, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall.
The area is known as the ‘Upper River Irwell Catchment’.
“Flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected this evening and tomorrow morning,” according to the Environment Agency.
There is a possibility of flooding on ‘land and roads’ around the rivers Beal, Roch and Croal and Limy Water.
“Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary”, the government website warns.
The alert was issued just before 7pm tonight (Saturday).
In Lancashire, a flood warning has been issued for Waterfoot, a small town between Rawtenstall and Bacup.
There is risk of the River Irwell flooding as a result of heavy rain caused by Storm Dennis.
“We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties adjacent to the A681 Bacup Road. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the weekend”, the government website says.
A yellow weather warning for wind and rain is in place from tonight until Sunday afternoon in Greater Manchester.
There is an amber weather warning for rain in place in parts of Lancashire including Bacup and Burnley.
Courtesy of manchestereveningnews.co.uk