Please share this information to as many people as possible. The Environment Agency this morning will begin shutting the flood gates. The car park at the HSBC bank will be partially closed this morning but may end up being fully closed in preparation. The prediction is for up to 200mm of rain. Light rain will begin at lunch time today becoming heavier tonight and tomorrow, there may be some respite on Monday but it will rain again Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The flood defences will be tested!! The prediction is that they will hold. Please be vigilant …watch for surface water building, keep drains clear of debris, don’t be caught out by the smaller water courses. Stay safe and look after each other. I will update as I get more information.