More Floods Across Southern England

3 weeks under water…and still no sign of flood water receding.

As predicted by the Environment Agency a few days ago, parts of the South of England have been hit by yet more flooding. It seems that the ground in many areas is so saturated, any rainfall at all will result in floods.

The South East of England, including parts of London, as the worst affected by this round of flooding. It came after some heavy rain overnight, 16 to 17 January 2014.

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Kent under water, January 2014

Various major roads have been flooded, including parts of the M26 motorway. Many have sice re-opened although some are still blocked. A main line railway tunnel was also flooded, and train services between London and Brighton were badly affected. The tunnel has since re-opened.

Currently the areas affected include:

Sussex and Surrey

Oxted, Dorking, Nutfield, Hurst Green, Lingfield, Spelthorne, Gomshall, Godstone and Cranleigh and Shipley Bridge


Westerham, Knockholt, Swanley, Brasted, Sevenoaks, Halstead, Dunton Green an Ednbridge


Chelmsford, Boreham and South Woodham Ferrers

There are currently 35 flood warnings and 143 flood alerts for England and Wales issued by the Environment Agency. 18 of the flood warnings are for the South East of England.

Sources: Essex County Standard; Get Surrey; This is Kent