A flood alert has been issued by Marlow Town Council warning that the town's stretch of the River Thames is expected to rise until February 18.

The council published the warning on Sunday, February 16, as a result of Storm Dennis which impacted large parts of the town.

In their statement on Facebook, Marlow Town Council said: “Property flooding is not currently expected but river levels are forecast to rise on the River Thames as a result of Storm Dennis.

Bucks Free Press:

Flooded Higginson Park pictured in January. Photo by Rohima Whitlam – Bucks Free Press Camera Club

“We expect river levels to continue rising high until Tuesday, February 18.

“We are closely monitoring the situation.

“Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area checking defences.

“Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels.

Large parts of the country, which includes South Buckinghamshire, have been affected by the storm, with many roads being covered in high levels of rain.