Five areas in Hampshire have been issued with a flood warning by the
Environment Agency.

All flood warnings in Hampshire were issued on the January 6 at 3.17pm.

The flood warnings are marked on three levels of severity – Prepare, Act and Survive.

All of Hampshire’s current flood warnings are at ‘Act’ level.

The flood warnings in Hampshire are in the areas of:
• The Crane
• Ebble Valley
• Damerham and Martin
• Rockbourne
• Lower Allen Vale

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Gov.uk tells residents of these areas to:
1. Turn off gas, water and electricity
2. Move things upstairs for safety
3. Move family, pets and car to safety

The flood warnings have been announced following heavy rain and up to 60mph winds around the UK. The five alerts in Hampshire are part of the 157 across the country.

The Environment Agency website gives advice on what to do in the event of a flood, how to prepare for it, how to recover after a flood and what happens after a flood in relation to insurance, and flood forums and schemes that are available to those who are badly impacted by flooding.

Those concerned can sign up for flood warnings in the area, where they will be alerted by phone, email or text of potential risks of flooding from rivers, the sea and groundwater. Areas prone to flooding may have flood groups and community hubs where you can seek further advice for food, clothing and shelter during a severe flood.

Further information on flood warnings, and what to do if your area receive one is available at: check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk.