Wirral issued flood alert as more heavy rain forecast

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Heavy rain battered Wirral through the early hours of Sunday causing river levels to rise.

Further heavy rain will hit the area through Tuesday which has triggered a flood alert.

The River Birket is already over the 1.19m levels at which flooding can occur, it is currently measuring at 1.50m and with more rain on the way this could mean some flooding.

The government flood warning website reads: “River levels on at the Great Culvert Entrance river gauge are rising as a result of rainfall in the early hours of this morning, 24/02/2020.

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“We expect river levels to remain high throughout the day. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary.

“Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation.

“This message will be updated on by 10:30 tomorrow morning 25/02/2020, or as the situation changes.”

Wirral Council said: “Flooding is possible – be prepared”: a flood alert is in force for our area as high river levels are high. In coastal areas this could lead to spray overtopping sea defences.”