Flood Warning Info - River Great Ouse at the Hemingfords

Area Description

properties near the River Great Ouse in Hemingford Abbots and Hemingford Grey.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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 29 Dec 2020 22:01
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling at the Houghton Mill Sluice but remain high at the St Ives Sluice river gauge. This means that the risk of flooding remains but is reducing. There is still potential for flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street, New Road, Ridgeway, Church Lane, River Lane, Water Lane, Caravan Park and Manor Road in Hemingford Abbots and The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane, and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. No further significant rainfall is expected over the next 48 hours, therefore we expect river levels to continue to slowly reduce. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. The gates in the St Ives and Hemingfords flood defence scheme remain closed. This message will be updated in 12 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Dec 2020 10:04
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling at the St Ives Sluice river gauge but remain higher than normal. This means that the current risk of flooding remains. There is still potential for flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street, New Road, Ridgeway, Church Lane, River Lane and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, Caravan Park in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane, and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey . Further rainfall is possible on Thursday 31st December and Friday 1st January, so we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. The gates in the St Ives and Hemingfords flood defence scheme remain closed. This message will be updated in 12 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2020 21:57
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the St Ives Sluice river gauge. No further significant rainfall is expected overnight, Monday 28th December or tomorrow Tuesday 29th December, however we expect that levels will remain high over the next few days. There is still potential for flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street, New Road and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 12 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2020 10:23
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Houghton Mill river gauge. No further significant rainfall is expected today, Monday 28th December or tomorrow Tuesday 29th December, however we expect that levels will remain high over the next few days. There is still potential for flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street, New Road and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 12 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2020 02:27
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but steady at the Houghton Mill river gauge. Further rain is possible today, Monday 28th December 2020, so river levels may remain high. Consequently, the risk of flooding is expected to continue. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street, New Road and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 20:15
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but steady at the Houghton Mill river gauge. This means that the risk of property flooding remains, Sunday 27/12/20. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street, New Road and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. Further rainfall is expected tonight, Sunday 27/12/20. We expect river levels to remain high throughout this evening and into Monday, 28/12/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 07:50
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising again at the Houghton Mill river gauge. We expect river levels to rise to similar levels seen over the last few days. This means that the risk of property flooding is increasing and flooding to property could be experienced from 10:00am Sunday, 27/12/2020. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street, New Road and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. We expect river levels to rise throughout Sunday, 27/12/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 26 Dec 2020 21:04
River Great Ouse
River levels are falling but remain high at the Houghton Lock river gauge. This means that the risk of property flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. A second peak of floodwater is moving down the Great Ouse from Bedford, so we expect river levels to start increasing again at the Hemingfords from the afternoon of Sunday 27th December 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 12 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 09:35
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but are falling at the Houghton Lock river gauge. Consequently, the current risk of property flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. A second peak of floodwater is moving down the Great Ouse from Bedford, so we expect river levels to start increasing again at the Hemingfords from the afternoon of Sunday 27th December 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 12 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2020 02:24
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but are falling at the Houghton Lock river gauge. Consequently, risk of property flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. Further rainfall is forecast on 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. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 25 Dec 2020 13:31
River Great Ouse
River levels remain high but are slowly falling at the Houghton Lock river gauge. Consequently, risk of property flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. Further rainfall is forecast on 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. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 25 Dec 2020 02:42
River Great Ouse
River levels are high but steady at the Houghton Lock river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 24 Dec 2020 19:58
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising at the Houghton Lock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected to continue today 24/12/2020. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. We expect properties to be affected in High Street, New Road, Royal Oak Lane, Ridgeway, Church Lane, River Meadow, River Lane and the caravan park in Hemmingford Abbots, and all of Hemmingford Grey. Further showers are forecast and we expect river levels to rise throughout Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Please call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 11:54
River Great Ouse
River levels are rising at the Houghton Lock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected from 12:30 today, 24/12/2020. We expect flooding to affect Meadow Lane, River Meadow, Royal Oak Lane, High Street and Water Lane in Hemingford Abbots, and Manor Road, The Thorpe, Gore Tree Road, Braggs Lane, Glebe Road, Mill Lane, Pound Road, High Street, Marsh Lane and Hemingford Road in Hemingford Grey. We expect properties to be affected in High Street, New Road, Royal Oak Lane, Ridgeway, Church Lane, River Meadow, River Lane and the caravan park in Hemmingford Abbots, and all of Hemmingford Grey Further showers are forecast today. We expect river levels to rise throughout Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. Please call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.