The council has issued a warning after heavy rainfall throughout February caused river levels in Oxfordshire to rise.

Oxfordshire County Council have advised residents to remain vigilant of regular updates from the Environment Agency, issuing flood alerts, warnings and the five-day forecast for the county.

The Met Office's bulletins also provide the latest weather information.


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Residents can access real-time data on the county's rivers from rain gauges in their area.

The council also emphasised that floodwaters are potentially hazardous due to unseen dangers such as lifted manhole covers.

The Environment Agency offers a free flood warning registration service through Floodline (0345 988 1188), issuing notices via email and text.

Residents have been asked to remain aware of road closures for safety reasons, and warned against driving into floodwater, which risks creating damaging bow-waves to adjacent properties.

The Met Office's weather alerts also give an indication of problematic weather that could influence river levels.

Additionally, the council has produced a flooding toolkit, which offers advice and support for residents and businesses on preparing for flooding.

In case of power outages, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks provide an updating map of impacted areas, which can be searched by postcode.

Additionally, updates on school closures due to flooding are available on the council’s website.