With the UK suffering the worst band of winter storms in more than 20 years, the Environment Agency has been forced to issue flood warnings in every single region across England and Wales.
The agency currently has around 350 alerts in place across the country as a whole, including three severe warnings which indicate there is a “danger to life”.
Last night a flood siren warning of extreme danger to people and property was sounded in Dorset, as gales and tidal surges battered the coast.
The Environment Agency raised the alarm after its sea defences were breached at Chiswell Beach in Portland last night, following on from a severe flood warning in the area.
Dorset Police told families to move to an upstairs room facing away from the sea and arm themselves with flood kits.
The Met Office said a further band of heavy showers will hit the south and southeast today, and will continue to cause a localised flooding risk throughout Tuesday and into early Wednesday.
To find out if you are affected by the expected flooding, visit the Environment Agency website.
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