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Storm Christoph Floods Hit Greater Manchester: Police Warn People Not to Travel

For the next 48 hours, heavy rain is expected across large parts of the North West. Police and Met Office warned people not to travel if it is not necessary due to Storm Christoph.

The Met Office has issued a warning that heavy rain and flooding are expected in some parts of Yorkshire and the Humber, the North West, East Midlands, and in the east part of England.

For the next 48 hours, there is heavy rain and flooding alert some areas surrounding the River Mersey and River Irwell in Greater Manchester.

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey, Chair of the GM Strategic Coordination Group for Storm Christoph, said: “Heavy rainfall is expected across large parts of the North West over the next 48 hours and we’d advise people to only travel if absolutely necessary and to take great care when using the roads. An amber weather warning remains in place for most of Greater Manchester and you should contact your local authority if you are concerned about flooding in your area, but always call 999 in an emergency.”

The Met Office issued that “heavy rainfall combined with some snowmelt across the hills is likely to lead to flooding.”  Starting from 6 am today (January 19) until 12 pm on Thursday(January 21), up to 70 mm of rain is expected in the worst-hit areas according to Met Office.



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