Heavy rain brings the threat of more flood misery
The west country is facing the threat of more flooding today as heavy rain sweeps across the region.
The Environment Agency has issued nine flood warnings and 47 less serious flood alerts for the South West as forecaster warned the weather would remain unsettled for several days to come.
Families living near the River Avon between Malmesbury and Chippenham and the River Chew from Chew Stoke to Keynsham have been warned flooding is possible.
The agency has issued an amber flood alert for these areas, urging families to be prepared.
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Drivers have also been warned about the potential for flooding and to take care because of surface water and spray.
The heavy rain is expected to ease across the region this afternoon but rain is expected over the Christmas period which could lead to transport disruption.
For the latest information on flood warnings and alerts in the region, click on the Environment Agency panel below.