HEAVY downpours in the last 24 hours have caused the River Dee to burst its banks at Farndon.
Almost 200 flood warnings are in place across the country and there are warnings that more flooding could be on the way as the heavy rain moves north.
Although Farndon itself has not yet been too badly affected, experts are warning residents to brace themselves for conditions to worsen.
Gary Vyse, press officer from the Environment Agency said flood defences are now in the Lower Dee Valley area were now in place:
“River levels are above normal but flooding of property is not expected at the moment. “Flood defences are now in operation and the situation on site is being constantly monitored,” he said.
“More heavy rain is forecast this afternoon (Monday) and overnight which will cause the river to rise further.
“We urge people to remain prepared for flooding and sign up to flood warnings,” he added.
For advice on flooding and how to stay safe, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk