Warnings of more floods following Storm Babet

After heavy downpours from Storm Babet left hundreds of properties submerged with icy conditions on the way, warnings of more flooding could be hitting the UK this week. 

As reported by the Environment Agency (EA), there is a risk of death and serious injuries as there are more flood alerts expected for the worst affected areas – including around the River Derwent in Derbyshire.

About 1,250 properties in England have been flooded and an estimated 30,000 properties have been protected from flooding as stated by the EA.

Maureen Gilbert, 83, was found dead on Saturday around 10:35 am, after her home was hit by flooding in Derbyshire – taking the number of deaths caused by the storm to four. . 

Furthermore, while the impact of the storm is still being felt in Nottinghamshire today, more rain is forecast for this week which is leading to concerns about this issue. 

Although the severe flood warnings in Retford have been downgraded with some warnings suggesting that river levels are falling,  flood warnings remain in place for a large part of the town. Several roads remain closed in the East Midlands. 

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have advised people to be more vigilant and check flood alerts even though flood warnings were downgraded in Retford. 

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