Flood Warning Info - Wider area at risk from the River Great Ouse at Bedford

Area Description

Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Palgrave Road, Horne Lane, the Town Centre, St Johns, roads south of Cardington Road at Fenlake, Tenyson Road, Mill Meadows and Goldington Green.
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 28 Dec 2020 02:17
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. Further rain is possible today, Monday 28th December 2020, so river levels may remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 18:24
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of property flooding is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. Further rain is forecast for overnight tonight and Monday 28th December 2020, so we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Call 999 if in immediate danger. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and follow advice from emergency services. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.bedford.gov.uk. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 10:36
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of the recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of property flooding is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. Further rainfall is forecast for Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020, so we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Call 999 if in immediate danger. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and follow advice from emergency services. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.bedford.gov.uk. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 02:35
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling, but remain high at the Bedford river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall on Wednesday 23rd December. Consequently, flooding (of property) is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. Further rainfall is forecast for Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020, so we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Call 999 if in immediate danger. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and follow advice from emergency services. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.bedford.gov.uk. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 20:23
River Great Ouse
Heavy rain has fallen across the River Great Ouse catchment over the past few days. River levels at Bedford remain high, but are falling. Further rainfall is forecast tonight, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020. Consequently, the severity is easing but the risk of flooding (of property) is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. Follow the instructions of the Emergency Services. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.bedford.gov.uk. Stay safe, and aware of your local surroundings. Avoid contact with flood water. We are monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 16:44
River Great Ouse
Heavy rain has fallen across the River Great Ouse catchment over the past few days. River levels at Bedford remain high and steady. Further rainfall is forecast tonight, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th December 2020. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. Flooding is likely to cause significant disruption to the community and it is possible that electricity services will be affected. Find information about the community assistance centre at www.bedford.gov.uk. Follow the instructions of the Emergency Services. Stay safe, and aware of your local surroundings. Avoid contact with flood water. We are monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 07:31
River Great Ouse
Heavy rain has fallen across the River Great Ouse catchment over the past few days. River levels at Bedford remain high and steady. Further rain is expected over 27-28 December 2020. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. Flooding is likely to cause significant disruption to the community and it is possible that electricity services will be affected. Find information about the community assistance centre at www.bedford.gov.uk. Follow the instructions of the Emergency Services. Stay safe, and aware of your local surroundings. Avoid contact with flood water. We are monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 01:57
River Great Ouse
Heavy rain has fallen across the Great Ouse catchment over the past few days, further rain is expected over 27-28 December 2020. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. Flooding is likely to cause significant disruption to the community and it is possible that electricity services will be affected. Find information about the community assistance centre at www.bedford.gov.uk. Follow the instructions of the Emergency Services. Stay safe, and aware of your local surroundings. Avoid contact with flood water. We are monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2020 21:06
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising at the Bedford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent. We expect flooding to affect Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedford. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and follow advice from emergency services. Call 999 if in immediate danger. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.bedford.gov.uk. This message will be updated in 12 hours, or as the situation changes.