Flood Warning Info - Rivers Kent and Mint at Kendal, Westmorland Business Park, Burneside Road, Benson Green

Area Description

Commercial and residential properties adjacent to the River Kent at Kendal, Aikrigg Avenue, Benson Green, Burneside Rd, Gilthwaite Rigg, St Johns Ambulance, Bowling and Social Club.
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


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 19:41
River Kent
River levels have risen at the Victoria Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, low lying land and roads is expected. Residential and commercial properties are at risk in the Westmorland Business Park, Gilthwaite Rigg, Burneside Road, Benson Green areas. Riverside pathways and the Goose Holme Park area will also be affected. We expect river levels to remain high this evening and overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 09:11
River Kent
River levels have risen at the Victoria Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Areas affected will be residential and commercial properties in the Westmorland Business Park, Gilthwaite Rigg, Burneside Road, Benson Green areas. Riverside pathways and the Goose Holme Park area will also be affected. Further rainfall is forecast until lunch time on 09/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Nov 2017 01:06
River Kent
Further rain is expected into the morning of Thursday 23 November. River levels have now started falling but the warning will remain in force until the rain has cleared the county. The Environment Agency Continues to monitor the situation and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Nov 2017 14:54
River Kent
Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue throughout today and into the evening, clearing after midnight. River levels will continue to rise during the course of the day and are expected to peak between 17:00 and 18:00 this evening just below the flood warning level. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update if the situation changes.