Met Office warns of ‘threat to life’ as it upgrades weather warning for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire

Heavy rain today brings a “threat to life”, according to the Met Office, which has upgraded its warning for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

Sunday, 6th October 2019, 8:25 am
Car Haven Car Park after heavy rain earlier this week

A yellow warning was issued for large parts of England earlier this week which warned flooding of homes was “likely”, but now the Met Office has issued a new warning which is more targeted towards our county.

The updated rain warning is in place from 8am to 5pm today (Sunday), with the Met Office warning of the following:

. Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

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. Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life

. Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible

. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

. Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads

. Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.