A fire service warns of flooding in Sussex.
The West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) has warned people to “stay safe” when traveling as the county braces for two days of heavy rain and thunder.
A WSFRS spokesman said: “While we are all very grateful for some rain, please stay safe when traveling as the downpour is likely to result in flash flooding due to dry soil and roads will be slippery.”
The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, which came into effect at midnight and will remain in effect until midnight tomorrow.
⛈️ Did you see rain or hear thunder this morning?
downpour and #Thunderstorm spread north across some southern counties of England
Be aware of difficult driving conditions and possible surface water #Flooding
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 16, 2022
What to Expect on a Yellow Weather Warning for Thunderstorms
- Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with some buildings damaged by high tides, lightning, hail or strong winds
- Fast-flowing or deep flooding is possible and there is danger to life
- In the event of flooding or lightning strikes, there is a possibility of delays and some cancellations of train and bus services
- Spray and sudden flooding could cause difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- There may be power outages and other services to some homes and businesses
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20661765.west-sussex-fire-rescue-service-warn-flash-flooding/?ref=rss West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services warn of flash flooding