Flood Warning Info - Low lying areas close to the River Flit, River Hit and River Ivel at Shefford

Area Description

properties close to the river in Shefford including Mill Lane, Stanford Road, Iveldale Drive, Mayfields and Kingsmede.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 15 Jan 2021 12:44
River Flit, River Hit
River levels have risen at the Shefford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall throughout the day yesterday. Consequently, flooding of property remains possible. We expect flooding to affect Kingsmede, Heronslee, Iveldale Drive, Mayfields, Bedford Road and Angle Green in Shefford. No rainfall is forecast today, Friday 15/01/2021, however further rainfall is possible tomorrow, Saturday 16/01/2021. This may result in levels remaining high or rising again over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, Friday 15th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2021 17:15
River Flit, River Hit
River levels are rising at the Shefford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) cloud occur immenintely. We expect flooding to affect Kingsmede, Heronslee, Iveldale Drive, Mayfields, Bedford Road and Angle Green in Shefford Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Thursday night, 14/01/2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and call 999 if in immediate danger. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.centralbedfordsire.gov.uk This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/2021, or as the situation changes.