Immediate threat lifted but the people of Romsey are still living with the fear of flooding from River Test

Immediate threat lifted - but town still gripped by flooding fears

Immediate threat lifted - but town still gripped by flooding fears

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THE threat of flooding in a Hampshire town has lifted- but it could be temporary.

After days of hard work groundwater is receding in Romsey but experts say the danger is not over yet.

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A dam placed in Fishlake Stream by the Royal Engineers has diverted the water away from the town into floodplains to the west.

But water levels are still high and around 40,000 sandbags have been placed on river banks around the town to protect homes.

As reported by the Daily Echo, Mike O'Neill, operations manager for the Environment Agency, said long term plans were still needed for Romsey's safety.

But he said the measures have worked so far with levels falling by an inch in some parts of the town across the day.

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