Flood Alert Info - Wirral catchment with Heswall, Ellesmere Port, Bebington, Hoylake and Wallasey

Area Description

The Wirral catchment includes the Rivers Fender and Birkett and Rivacre, Dibbinsdale and Arrowe Brooks and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are around Birkenhead, Bootle, Litherland and Crosby.
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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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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 26 Oct 2019 20:59
Wirral
River levels remain high but steady at Great Culvert Entrance river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland remains possible for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Fender and Birket, Rivacre, Dibbinsdale and Arrowe Brooks and their tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast but river levels will remain high until tomorrow, Sunday 27/10/2019. Our incident response staff are continuing to monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated on Sunday morning (27/10/2019), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 11:11
Wirral
River levels have risen at the Great Culvert Entrance river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is expected shortly today 26/10/2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Fender and Birket, Rivacre, Dibbinsdale and Arrowe Brooks and their tributaries. Rainfall is expected to clear this afternoon but river levels will remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated as the situation changes."


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 13:25
Wirral
River levels are remain high at the Great Culvert Entrance river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout today and into tomorrow, 13/06/19. We are currently expecting to issue Flood Warnings. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Fender and Birket, Rivacre, Dibbinsdale and Arrowe Brooks and their tributaries. Rainfall will be easing throughout today but further heavy showers will affect the area this evening and into tomorrow morning. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated this afternoon, 12/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 21:47
Wirral
River levels are rising at the Great Culvert Entrance river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible between 5am tomorrow morning through to tomorrow evening, 12/06/19. We are not expecting to issue Flood Warnings. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Fender and Birket, Rivacre, Dibbinsdale and Arrowe Brooks and their tributaries. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to peak at midday on 12/06/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates as necessary. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/06/19, or as the situation changes.