Warning as rain deluge is forecasted

Massive floods hit Croston two weeks ago
Massive floods hit Croston two weeks ago

Nervous homeowners and businesses are braced for another torrential deluge of rain this weekend.

The Environment Agency has warned up to 100mm of rain could fall in Lancashire, starting around 5am today, continuing to swamp the county tomorrow.

Two weeks ago parts of Lancashire, including Croston, were hit by flooding as torrential rain fell throughout the weekend.

Environment Agency bosses have warned of the risk of rivers bursting their banks and surface water flooding.

Steve Moore, director of the Environment Agency in the North West, said: “Our latest forecasts show that over the next 36 hours, some parts of the North West region could experience very heavy rainfall.

“We are experiencing a period of very unsettled weather and, where necessary, our teams are out monitoring river levels and ensuring that blockages to rivers and drains are removed.”