SANDBAGS are at the ready today as the Met Office forecasts a month’s worth of rain over two days.
With the ground already saturated following last week’s Thunder Thursday, the Environment Agency teams are preparing for Flood Friday.
Local authorities are distributing sandbags to schools and council buildings as parts of the North East are expecting up to
one-and-a-half-inches of rain today.
On Saturday around two-and-a-half-inches is forecast and some areas could get up to four inches.
Thunder Thursday saw two inches of rain fall in a two-hour period which caused havoc to homes, businesses and roads.
The average North of England rainfall for the entire month of July is 2.5 inches.
We will give you news updates on disruption on the North East's roads, railways, Tyne & Wear Metro, Shields Ferry, buses and Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley Airports in our live blog below.
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