Flood Warning Info - River Lew at Gribbleford Bridge and Hatherleigh

Area Description

riverside locations and roads between Gribbleford Bridge and Hatherleigh, including Gribbleford Bridge, Passaford and Hatherleigh.
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 28 Oct 2021 21:34
River Lew
Flooding is expected overnight Thursday in to Friday. Heavy rain falling in the Upper Torridge area will continue throughout this evening in to Friday. This is causing the River Lew to rise and the river is forecast to continue rising through the night. Properties and low lying areas around the Riverside Kennels and roads at Passaford will start to flood first from around 9:30pm. If river levels continue to rise, properties around Gribbleford Bridge and at Hatherleigh - including the Fire Station, Petrol Station, Public House, lower end of Bridge Street and the A3072 and A386 - may be affected. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Oct 2021 22:33
River Lew
Flooding of homes and roads is expected overnight tonight and into the early hours of Thursday 21 October. Heavy rain falling across the North Devon area has caused the River Lew to rise rapidly. Flooding of property is imminent, and river levels will be at their highest till 2am Properties and low lying areas around the Riverside Kennels and roads at Passaford.will start to flood first. If river levels continue to rise, properties around Gribbleford Bridge and at Hatherleigh - including the Fire Station, Petrol Station, Public House, lower end of Bridge Street and the A3072 and A386 - may be affected. Install flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Avoid low lying roads and footpaths, which may be flooded. We are monitoring river levels. We will update this message Thursday afternoon or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Mar 2020 09:30
River Lew
Heavy rainfall overnight and this morning has caused the River Lew to rise. Properties and low lying areas are at risk including the Riverside Kennels and roads at Passaford. Flooding will start from around 11am Today. If river levels continue to rise, properties around Gribbleford Bridge and at Hatherleigh - including the Fire Station, Petrol Station, Public House, lower end of Bridge Street and the A3072 and A386 - may be affected. Rainfall is forecast to continue throughout Sunday. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated Monday morning or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 06:00
River Lew
Heavy rainfall overnight has caused the River Lew to rise. Properties and low lying areas are at risk including the Riverside Kennels and roads at Passaford. Flooding will start from around 7am on Sunday. If river levels continue to rise, properties around Gribbleford Bridge and at Hatherleigh - including the Fire Station, Petrol Station, Public House, lower end of Bridge Street and the A3072 and A386 - may be affected. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes.