Flood Warning Info - River Lodden at Bridge Close, Gillingham

Area Description

Bridge Close in Gillingham.
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 31 Oct 2021 18:00
River Stour, River Lodden
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the Upper Dorset Stour, River Lodden. Areas most at risk include Bridge Close in Gillingham. Further rainfall is forecast throughout the evening. River levels will start to fall, but the risk of flooding to properties remains. We are liaising with emergency services and local authorities. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. This message will be updated by 10:30 AM on 01/11/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Oct 2021 13:14
River Stour, River Lodden
River levels are rising rapidly on the Upper Dorset Stour, River Lodden due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the Upper Dorset Stour, River Lodden, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Bridge Close in Gillingham. Flooding is forecast to affect Bridge Close in Gillingham from 02:00 PM on 31/10/2021. The forecast is mainly dry for this afternoon though there may be some showers. River levels are high and forecast to rise further at the Milton on Stour, Colesbrook, Lodden Bridge gauge. We are liaising with emergency services and local authorities. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one Move family, pets and cars to safety and turn off gas, electricity and water if it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 06:00 PM on 31/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2021 00:20
River Stour, River Lodden
River levels are rising on the Upper Dorset Stour, River Lodden due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near River Lodden, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around Bridge Close in Gillingham. Flooding of property is possible from 01:00 AM on 21/10/2021. Further heavy rainfall is forecast until 02:00. We will continue to monitor levels closely. 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.