TWO flood alerts have been issued today for rivers in Herefordshire as Storm Eleanor is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain.

The Environment Agency said flooding is possible on the River Arrow and River Wye in the county.

Storm Eleanor is expected to bring very strong winds this evening, continuing overnight and tomorrow.

Herefordshire is included in the Met Office’s yellow warning of wind which starts at 6pm tonight and continues until 6pm tomorrow.

Power cuts and disruption to other services (mobile phones for example) may also occur, while injuries from flying debris are possible.

The Met Office said: “Outbreaks of heavy rain arrive early this evening, then clear before midnight with frequent heavy, blustery showers following. The wind will strengthen to bring widespread gales, bringing the risk of some disruption to transport by morning.”

Tomorrow it is expected to be very windy for much of the day with gales continuing, and with blustery showers and mixed with hail at times. The Met Office said winds will ease slowly late in the day.