Flood Warning Info - River Axe (Lower) from Axminster to Axmouth

Area Description

riverside properties and roads between Axminster and Axmouth, including Musbury, Whitford Bridge, the A3052 at Colyford and the A35 at Yarty Bridge .

This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning Currently in Force

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 26 Dec 2017 21:01
River Axe
Flooding is expected overnight on Boxing Day. Heavy rain has been falling in the area and more is likely in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This is causing the River Axe to rise and the river is forecast to remain high through the night. Properties and low lying areas around Whitford Road between Whitford and Musbury, the A3052 at Colyford, the A35 at Yarty Bridge, Seaton Marshes, and farms and other isolated properties between Axminster and Axmouth, will start to flood first. Further flooding is possible around 3am as river levels rise after a second band of rain. 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 night and this message will be updated as the situation changes.