Flood alert issued for River Calder

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The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for Luddenden Foot and Sowerby Bridge as heavy rain continues to fall across the area.

The flood alert, which means flooding is possible and people should be prepared, was issued for the River Calder Upper Catchment at 10.45am this morning (Friday).

An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Rivers are starting to respond to this morning’s rainfall. We expect the river to remain high and possibly rise further, though at this stage no property flooding is forecast.

“Low lying land and roads may be affected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area to relay information.”

For more information or advice on who to contact in the event of a flood visit https://www.gov.uk/prepare-for-a-flood/get-help-during-a-flood