Heavy rain forecast to last 48 hours in parts of Northamptonshire
Flood alerts have been issued for parts of South Northamptonshire as the county braces itself for the arrival Storm Dennis.
The Government's flood information service fear stretches of the River Tove from Towcester to Cosgrove – including an area close to Stoke Bruerne – and the Great Ouse near Brackley.
Yellow and amber Met Office warnings have been issued for wind and heavy rain in Northamptonshire and neighbouring Oxfordshire throughout the weekend as Storm Dennis gets ready to batter the UK less than a week after Storm Ciara caused havoc.
Forecasts suggest rain could be falling for close to 48 hours in some parts of the county.
An Environment Agency spokesman said: "River levels are now falling but remain high and Storm Dennis is predicted to bring more rain over the weekend.
"Consequently the risk of flooding remains to roads and farmland.
"We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking defences. But our advice is to please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."