Iford Bridge residents allowed to return home but river levels still being monitored

Bournemouth Echo: Iford residents allowed to return home but river levels still being monitored Iford residents allowed to return home but river levels still being monitored

FLOOD-HIT residents at Iford Bridge will be allowed to return to their homes today.

Residents have been evacuated since last Thursday after a severe flood warning was issued for the site.

A spokesperson for Bournemouth Council said flood Warnings specific to the Lower Stour at Iford Bridge Home Park have been lifted by the Environment Agency.

"The situation is improving but flood warnings and alerts may still be in force for surrounding areas", they added.

"Unpredictable rainfall is forecast for the next 48 hours so we cannot be certain that there will not be further flooding.

"Residents of Iford Bridge Home park, who are able to return will be allowed to do so but if the situation worsens they may need to be evacuated again.

"For those residents who are unable to return yet due to water damage to their property we will be working with them to see what support we can provide."

Bournemouth Borough Council is for now on standby 24 hours a day to respond to any flooding and are working closely with other agencies.

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