Floods could be as bad as 2000 in Nottingham as River Trent keeps rising
FLOOD waters in Notts could reach the highest levels in more than a decade today.
The Environment Agency said the levels of the River Trent in Nottingham were expected to peak this afternoon.
And officials could not rule out the possibility that it could be as bad as the floods of November 2000, when many parts of the county were submerged.
Alan Walters, the agency's flood risk manager, said yesterday: "We are expecting the river to peak on Tuesday afternoon, once the water from its tributaries has flowed into it. It is early days to tell how high the levels could get. We can't say with any certainty. What we do know is that the Trent is still rising."
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Over the weekend, 29.8mm of rain fell in Nottingham – the average for a fortnight. Another 3mm fell yesterday morning, while 10mm to 20mm was expected to fall last night.
The county council said it was moving 25 residents at Hazelford Ferry Care Home, in Bleasby, near Southwell, because of the risk of flooding. They were being moved to homes in Edwinstowe, Southwell, Newark, Collingham and Boughton.
Southwell Racecourse said that tomorrow's meeting was being moved to Wolverhampton. This followed the cancellations of meetings yesterday and today.
All activities at the National Water Sports Centre were cancelled. Roads were flooded as the River Trent burst its banks in Gunthorpe, and Fiskerton.
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