Torrential downpours are set to fall over Larger Manchester right this moment as Storm Christoph hits the area.
The Met Workplace has issued an amber climate warning for heavy rain and flooding for components of the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands and the east of England.
Flood alerts are in place for some areas surrounding the River Mersey, River Irwell and River Bollin in Larger Manchester for the following 48 hours.
The amber ‘hazard to life’ warnings have prompted Larger Manchester Police to difficulty recommendation to residents.
Anybody at risk because of flooding is being urged to name 999.
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Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey, Chair of the GM Strategic Coordination Group for Storm Christoph, stated: “We’re conscious that Storm Christoph is because of attain the North West tomorrow and I wish to reassure the general public that we’re working alongside different businesses throughout the area – together with native authorities and emergency providers – to make sure that Larger Manchester is as ready as attainable.
“An amber climate warning stays in place for many of Larger Manchester and you must contact your native authority in case you are involved about flooding in your space, however all the time name 999 in an emergency.
“Heavy rainfall is predicted throughout massive components of the North West over the following 48 hours and we might advise individuals to solely journey if completely vital and to take nice care when utilizing the roads.
“We’re carefully monitoring the scenario and are prepared to face up a significant incident response ought to or not it’s required.
“It’s possible that flood alerts will probably be issued this night to make sure that everybody has as a lot time as attainable to arrange for attainable flooding. We’ll proceed to offer updates as usually as we are able to.”
The climate warning is in place for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, ranging from 6am right this moment (January 19) till 12pm on Thursday (January 21).
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