The Environment Agency has asked me to make sure that local residents are aware of some important information regarding flood warnings and flood risk.

Keep up to date with the latest flood warnings on the Environment Agency website and sign up to free flood warnings which are sent automatically via text, phone or email here. Flood guidance is updated every 15 minutes on its website here,  and on Twitter at @EnvAgencySW, or you can call their Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

You can keep up to date with the latest train travel information by phoning 08457 48 49 50 or on Twitter at @nationalrailenq.

As you will be aware a band of heavy rain moved across the South West during Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning causing widespread travel disruption. They have issued flood warnings on the Bristol Frome from Nibley to Stapleton. River levels on the River Frome at Chipping Sodbury and River Frome at Frenchay are rising. Unsettled weather is forecast to continue in the South West until Sunday. Further heavy rain falling on already saturated ground could lead to river flooding. Meanwhile strong winds could worsen surface water flooding, as leaves and debris block water drainage.

Environment Agency teams in the South West have been mobilised to check on flood defences, clear any river blockages and closely monitor river levels. These teams work around the clock to reduce the risk of flooding, and will be out in force over the coming days in anticipation of further wet weather.