HEREFORDSHIRE is being warned to prepare for more flooding, as the Environment Agency has issued two flood alerts for the county.

The Environment Agency has said that people in Herefordshire should be prepared as river levels are likely to continue to rise over the rest of this weekend.

Advice from the agency says: "Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."

Flood alerts have been issued for the river Lugg south of Leominster and the river Leadon catchment. 


The flood alert for the Lugg says: "River levels remain steady at the Lugwardine river gauge. Flooding of roads and farmland is expected to continue.

"We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads from Stoke Prior to Mordiford. Other locations include Bodenham, Lugwardine and Hampton Bishop."

Meanwhile, the river levels in the Leadon catchment are expected to rise overnight. The alert for the Leadon says: "River levels have fallen at the Wedderburn Bridge river gauge, but are due to rise again overnight. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible.

"We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the river Leadon."

Yesterday (February 16), a yellow weather warning for rain was issued for Herefordshire, after parts of the county flooded last week.