A FLOOD alert has been issued in parts of Warrington, Wilmslow, and Knutsford, as Storm Henk hits the UK.

The government has issued a flood alert warning in the north west of England, with the Heatley ares of Lymm, Warburton, Wilmslow, and Knutsford being amongst the areas which fall inside the catchment area.

River levels were recorded as being high at the Bollington Mill River gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

This has led to the possibility of flooding for low-lying land and roads around the Rivers Bollin, Dean and Pedley, Birkin and Mobberley Brooks, as well as their tributaries.

The warning covers today, January 2, and tomorrow, January 3, with river levels expected to be high on both days.

This flood alert comes alongside a yellow weather warning in the region for rain, with Cheshire expected to be battered by rain throughout today.

Environment Agency guidance states that if you are in an area at risk of flooding you should take the following steps:

  • If you have a flood kit or flood plan get them out and ready to use
  • Put property flood resilience measures such as flood barriers in place
  • Move items upstairs or to safety if you can
  • Move your car to safety if you can
  • Stay up to date with local weather and travel on the TV, radio, or social media

To stay up to date with flood warnings you can follow the Government live flood map at this website https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk