Flood Alert Info - River Lee at Luton, Harpenden and Wheathampstead

Area Description

The River Lee at Luton, Harpenden including Wheathampstead and East Hyde.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

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


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 21:08
River Lee
We have issued a Flood Alert. Rain, associated with Storm Dennis, has fallen throughout the weekend, with further scattered showers forecast overnight Sunday 16 February. The water level on the River Lee has risen as a result, but should begin to fall overnight. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens remains possible in Luton, Harpenden and Wheathampstead. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We recommend you monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor rainfall and river levels. We will update this message on Monday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:08
River Lee
We have issued a Flood Alert. Rain, associated with Storm Dennis, has been falling overnight and this morning, Sunday 16 February. The water level on the River Lee has risen as a result. Further rain is predicted throughout the day on Sunday. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible in Luton, Harpenden and Wheathampstead this afternoon and evening. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We recommend you monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor rainfall and river levels. We will update this message on Sunday evening or earlier if the situation changes.