Flood Warning Info - River Rother at Robertsbridge

Area Description

Robertsbridge to Bodiam, including areas along the River Rother.
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


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 21:42
River Rother
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall today, Thursday 5th March. Flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible from 10pm this evening, Thursday 5th March. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Redlands Lane. We expect river levels to remain high overnight and into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated by 10am tomorrow morning, Friday 6th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:32
River Rother
As a result of heavy showers overnight and through the afternoon rivers levels have remained persistently high. A further band of rain is forecast overnight Saturday 21/12/19 into Sunday morning. In response river levels are forecast to rise through the early morning and are expected to peak in Robertsbridge around lunchtime on Sunday 22/12/19. Residents should remain vigilant. We are checking rivers to ensure they are free from blockages. The defences are manned in Robertsbridge and are ready to be deployed should they be required. This message will be updated as conditions require.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 21:34
River Rother
Levels between Robertsbridge and Bodium have now peaked and will continue to decline overnight. Further showers are forecast overnight but these are unlikely to result in any significant increase in river levels. This message will be updated by 6am on Saturday 21 December or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 14:05
River Rother
Following persistent heavy rainfall, levels in the River Rother have risen and are continuing to do so. Property flooding around Robertsbridge is possible from 14:30 today, Friday 20/12/19. It is anticipated that river levels will continue to rise until late afternoon. Rainfall will ease through today, 20/12/19 and a period of dry weather is expected between now and Saturday morning, 21/12/19. Our operations staff have partially deployed defences to protect property within Robertsbridge and will undertake a full deployment if necessary. Further rainfall is forecast over the coming days meaning river levels will remain high. Please stay away from the river and do not enter flood water. Consider moving personal belongings to higher ground. We are monitoring the situation and our staff are patrolling the catchment to check for debris and clear blockages.