Environment Agency warns of possible further flooding

Householders in flood-prone areas of Derbyshire are being urged to take precautions after heavy rainfall over the weekend.

Flooding in some areas of Derbyshire forced the closure of some roads on Sunday.

The Environment Agency told residents in low-lying areas to watch water levels closely.

An Environment Agency spokesman said: "A lot of ground is saturated so there is nowhere for the extra rain to go."

'Doing their jobs'

"Smaller water courses are quicker to react and have taken the impact," flood risk manager Roy Stokes said.

"Flood defences across the county are doing their jobs which is really good... but there are still a few surface water problems to deal with, whereas with the river warnings we can give plenty of alerts to people.

"Hopefully we will get some respite but there is more rainfall expected for Monday and Tuesday.

"Any further rain we do get this week will see river levels rising quicker than they normally would because they are already full... so people need to keep an eye on things."

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