Flood risk lessens but warnings remain in place

Some roads have been badly affected by persistent rain in recent weeks.
Some roads have been badly affected by persistent rain in recent weeks.

The Environment Agency has downgraded a number of flood warnings in our area despite more rainfall on Saturday.

Villages in the River Nene tributary area are still being warned to be wary for possible flooding although the Environment Agency has downgraded some of the warnings from ‘flood warnings’ to ‘flood alerts’, meaning there is potential for flooding although it is not necessarily expected.

The warnings are in place for Thrapston, parts of Wellingborough and Cogenhoe, among other areas.

A spokesman for the agency said: “There is less rain forecast for the weekend than during the week, so we expect the river levels to gradually reduce, which could cause some of the existing flood alerts removed.

“People should remain vigilant against the threat of flooding, and we urge people to keep an eye on our flood codes at www.environment-agency.gov.uk which will continue to be updated every 15 minutes this week.”

Telegraph photographer Kit Mallin captured some images of the effects the heavy rainfall have had on our area in recent days. Click here to see them.