Flood Warning Info - River Brit at Newtown, and Southgate Old Mill, Beaminster

Area Description

Properties in Southgate and Newtown in Beaminster.
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.
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Flood Warning issued on 20 Oct 2021 21:56
River Brit
River levels are rising rapidly on the River Brit and rainfall will continue until 01:00 AM on 21/10/2021 Areas most at risk are at Newtown and the Southgate Old Mill area. Flooding of property is possible between 10:00 PM and 03:00 AM on 21/10/2021. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated by 10:00 AM on 21/10/2021, or as the situation changes.