Flood Warning Info - River Til at Yelden, Upper Dean and Lower Dean

Area Description

Yelden, Upper Dean and Lower Dean.
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 14 Jan 2021 21:21
Riseley Brook, Til
River levels are falling at the Covington river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding to property is reducing. We expect flooding to affect High Street in Yelden, High Street, Brook Lane, Church Lane and Shay Lane in Upper Dean, and High Street in Lower Dean. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We expect river levels to continue falling over Thursday night, 14/01/2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Friday morning, 15th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2021 15:19
Riseley Brook, Til
River levels are rising at the Covington river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall over the last 24 hours. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible today Thursday 14th January. We expect flooding to affect High Street in Yelden, High Street, Brook Lane, Church Lane and Shay Lane in Upper Dean, and High Street in Lower Dean Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We expect river levels to rise over the remainder of the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, Thursday 14th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Dec 2020 00:20
Riseley Brook, Til
River levels are falling at the Covington river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect High Street in Yelden, High Street, Brook Lane, Church Lane and Shay Lane in Upper Dean, and High Street in Lower Dean. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to continue falling. 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. 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 24 Dec 2020 16:35
Riseley Brook, Til
River levels are high at the Covington river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, flooding (of property) is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect High Street in Yelden, High Street, Brook Lane, Church Lane and Shay Lane in Upper Dean, and High Street in Lower Dean. Further light rainfall is possible over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Roads are at risk of flooding in Yelden, Shelton, Upper Dean and Lower Dean. 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 24 Dec 2020 10:14
Riseley Brook, Til
River levels are high but beginning to fall at the Covington river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, flooding (of property) is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect High Street in Yelden, High Street, Brook Lane, Church Lane and Shay Lane in Upper Dean, and High Street in Lower Dean. Further light rainfall is possible over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Roads are at risk of flooding in Yelden, Shelton, Upper Dean and Lower Dean. Find out if your community assistance centre is open at www.bedford.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 5pm, Thursday 24th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 01:33
Riseley Brook, Til
River levels are high but steady at the Covington river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect High Street in Yelden, High Street, Brook Lane, Church Lane and Shay Lane in Upper Dean, and High Street in Lower Dean. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Roads are at risk of flooding in Yelden, Shelton, Upper Dean and Lower Dean. 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 23 Dec 2020 16:57
Riseley Brook, Til
River levels are rising at the Covington river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent. We expect flooding to affect High Street in Yelden, High Street, Brook Lane, Church Lane and Shay Lane in Upper Dean, and High Street in Lower Dean. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 8 hours. We expect river levels to continue to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Move family, pets and cars to safety, follow advice from emergency services and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Turn off gas, electricity and water, activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Please call 999 if you are in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.