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Warning issued for flash flooding as storm hits Harrow

The Met Office and Harrow Council have issued warnings of possible flash flooding to occur in Harrow today as the borough is hit by a storm.

Shortly after 10:30am this morning, Harrow Council tweeted: “With the heavy rain this morning, we may experience some flash flooding in some areas. If you’re driving or going out – please take extra care. Information and flood advice can be found here: https://www.harrow.gov.uk/environment-parks/flood-advice

A notice on the Met Office website says: “We have seen heavy rain across the area during the morning of Sunday 23rd October. This has caused the river Pinn and other streams and brooks in the area to rise. They will continue to rise through the next few hours and are expected to peak in the early afternoon. The main area of concern is currently Hatch End, Pinner, Ruislip, Ickenham, Hillingdon, and Uxbridge areas.

“There is the possibility that rivers could overtop their banks. Property flooding is not currently expected. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river this afternoon and into the evening. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur.

“Some further rain is forecast this evening so it is possible that river levels will remain high through to tomorrow. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated this evening or as the situation changes.”

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