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Weather warning for Somerset

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There are weather warnings in place today (15 August 2022) as thunderstorms are set to hit parts of Somerset.

The Met Office states: "Thunderstorms and heavy showers are likely to cause travel disruption and, in a few places, flooding."

 Forecasters have warned:

  • Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
  • Spray and sudden flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some communities likely to become cut off if roads flood
  • Power cuts likely to occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

 There are further warnings in place for Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Please see the up to date weather warnings on the Met Office Website for further information.

Visit our webpage for potential places to purchase sand bags to prepare in advance, where possible, and for further information on signing up to weather warnings.

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