Britain under chaos due to torrential rain and floods

Water levels in the rivers has risen due to torrential rain and hit roads, railways and waterways to cause travel chaos across Britain in the year’s busiest travel season.

Dozens of roads across a large area of the south up to the Midlands were under water. At some places, several people have been rescued from their vehicles and trains have been cancelled due to heavy rain across England.

Warnings have been put for the travellers to check their route before setting off, as heavy rain threatens to cause havoc in some parts of the country.

According to Met Office, more rain is expected and the Environment Agency has issued 189 flood alerts and 30 flood warnings.

Environmental Agency (EA) has also told large tracks in south and south west England, south east Wales and the Midlands are under potential threat later on Thursday till Friday.

Various river banks’ get burst and have flooded the fields due to continuous heavy rain.

EA flood risk manager, Craig Woolhouse has said: “Our teams are out around the clock to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding, clearing drainage channels and ensuring that flood defences are working properly.

“We urge people to keep up to date with the weather forecast and local news overnight and remain prepared for flooding in their area by signing up to receive free flood warnings and staying away from dangerous flood water.”

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