River Mole rise sparks flood fears in Leatherhead

This Is Local London: River Mole rise sparks flood fears in Leatherhead River Mole rise sparks flood fears in Leatherhead

The River Mole is rising again - sparking fears of more flooding in Leatherhead with heavy rain forecast for today and tomorrow.

An Environment Agency flood alert issued today said: "River levels are rising in response to the overnight rainfall.

"There are showers forecast this morning which will lead to further river response, particularly in the Dorking area.

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Leatherhead Football Club's ground on Friday

"Throughout this afternoon and overnight further persistent rain is forecast which could see an average of 20mm in some areas. Catchments are saturated and remain responsive to rain."

Heavy rain is forecast this morning in Leatherhead followed by a short sunny interval then showers throughout the afternoon and night. More rain is forecast tomorrow.

The Met Office has warned people to be prepared for strong winds and heavy rain across London and the South East of England.

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Floods first struck during the storm on Christmas Eve and forced the closure of its fire station, football ground, leisure centre, homeless centre and crematorium.

Flood waters rose again on January 2 as heavy rain fell on saturated ground.

The leisure centre is back open and the fire station has reopened during the day but elsewhere salvage work was put back by last week's flood.

Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option one and enter Quickdial number 173490, to get more information on the flood alert.


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