UPDATE: Floods hit southport after heavy rain December 27th, 2015 Tom Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Balmoral Drive After heavy rainfall throughout Christmas Day, forecasters put out their rain warning which they say will continue throughout tonight, and last until 11.45pm on Boxing Day night. Above: Grange Road, Flooding Parts of Southport are already under water, Grange Road below is completely under water. A Resident quoted: “We have complained on three separate occasions about the drains being blocked, but I was told the services are to busy. What do we pay our Council tax for?” 50mm of rain is expected to fall on Southport on boxing day Above:Verlum Road Above: Mallee Crescent What is a yellow weather warning? A Yellow Warning means: “Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.” A more severe Amber Warning of Rain has been issued for parts of Lancashire and Cumbria on Boxing Day, which “could potentially disrupt plans and possibly cause travel delays, road and rail closures”. Disruption is expected due to “river and surface water flooding” according to forecasters. The chief forecaster said: “Rain, persistent and heavy at times, is expected to affect parts of northern England through much of Boxing Day. “There remains uncertainty over the exact location and intensity of the heaviest rainfall, with continued signs of a slight southward shift in highest totals. 50 to 80mm of rain is likely over some of the high ground, and perhaps 120mm possible over the most exposed sites. “Given current sensitivities, these rainfall amounts are likely to trigger some medium impacts.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!