River Arun 'the highest it has ever been' in Arundel as Storm Ciarán hits Sussex

Residents in Arundel have taken photos of the River Arun flowing very high.

Some say it looks to be at the highest level it has even been in their memory of living in the town.

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A snap of Arundel Bridge running over the river, taken by resident Jill Dinsmore, shows the water flowing at a very high level.

Jacqueline Rackham also took snaps of the river and the flooded lowlands in the town.

People are being urged to prepare for the threat of flooding as the storm hits the south from today until Friday.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “The water level in the River Arun at Arundel is exceptionally high. This is a result of heavy rain, high tides and a storm surge at Littlehampton. We have reports of the river overflowing the embankments at some locations downstream of Arundel.

“Further heavy rain and high river levels are expected as Storm Ciarán moves over the area today and tomorrow. The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for Arundel, meaning flooding is expected and residents should take action to protect their properties. River levels are not expected to reach the levels seen over the weekend.

“People should check their flood risk, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation at https://www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding and follow @EnvAgency on X, formerly known as Twitter, for the latest flood updates”.