Flood Alert Info - River Yealm

Area Description

Lee Mill, Yealmpton, Popples Bridge and Newton Ferrers.

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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Flood Alert Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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 29 Jul 2018 10:38
River Yealm
The wet and windy weather experienced overnight is expected to clear the area on Sunday afternoon. A Met Office weather warning is in force for this period further information can be found on the met office website: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings. 20 to 30mm of rain has already fallen over most of the region with 70mm on Dartmoor and smaller rivers have shown some response to this. Some rivers will continue to rise during the morning. However, the situation should start to improve as the rain clears the area this afternoon. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2018 18:34
River Yealm
Wet and windy weather is expected throughout most of Sunday, particularly in the early hours of the morning. A Met Office weather warning is in force for this period https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings. The rain is expected to be widespread and will be heavy over high ground, particularly the south west of Dartmoor. Although the ground is dry and rivers are low, there is a risk of flooding from surface water and the smaller rivers in the upper catchment. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 01:28
River Yealm
Flooding is possible during the early morning of Monday 2nd April. Heavy and persistent rainfall overnight has caused levels in the River Yealm to rise. Further rain is forecast for the early hours of Monday morning. Flooding to low lying land and roads around rivers is possible. Currently the main areas of concern are Yealmbridge, Yealmpton, Lee Mill and Popples Bridge. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This Alert and Floodline will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 16:55
River Yealm
Flooding is possible from late on Saturday evening and through Sunday morning due to prolonged heavy rainfall which is expected to cause river levels to rise in the River Yealm area. At present the expected river levels suggest that primarily there may be flooding to low-lying land and roads. The main areas of concern are Yealmbridge and Yealmpton. Further showers, some of which may be heavy, are then expected throughout Sunday and into New Year’s Day. River levels are therefore likely to remain high throughout this period. Please take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Sunday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 18:08
River Yealm
Flooding is possible on Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday. Over the last 9 hours we have seen heavy rainfall, and levels in the River Yealm remain high. A further band of heavy showers is forecast overnight into Wednesday, and expected levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads. The main areas of concern are Yealmbridge, and Yealmpton. We expect rivers to remain high throughout Wednesday morning. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.