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Flood warning for River Mole downgraded
2:15pm Tuesday 12th June 2012 in Local News
Environment bosses have downgraded the flood warning for the River Mole threatening many homes in East Surrey and the Gatwick area.
The Environment Agency (EA) today moved the official flood warning down to a flood alert.
Other flood alerts have been issued in the county and the Met Office is warning of possible localised flooding with surface water causing a problem if rain continues to fall on already saturated ground.
The River Mole was today still running high, but residents near it breathed a sigh of relief this morning with less rain falling overnight.
Flood warnings for the River Mole and its tributaries in the Life area are still in force, including the stretches at Sidlow, Leigh and Betchworth.
But with the EA warning of rain forecast for every day this week, and heavier rain this coming weekend, its message to people is to remain vigilant to the risk of flooding, and to listen to its Floodline for the latest information .
Yesterday, the heavy overnight rain caused the suspension of some rail services between Redhill and Guildford, with flooding at Shalford causing headaches for First Great Western.
Residents at Charlwood and Hookwood were also advised their homes were at risk as levels in the River Mole rose.
The Tesco car park in Hookwood was among the areas temporarily submerged.
Mole Valley District Council delivered sandbags to some residents as a precaution.