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 6 Mar 2020 01:28
River levels have now begun to fall following the heavy rainfall experienced yesterday. Water levels along the River Tillingham between Broad Oak and Rye are currently below the level we would expect to directly contribute to property flooding. However, water levels may rise again in Rye to coincide with high tide between 6am and 10am on Friday morning, 6 March. Flooding to land and roads is possible in this area until Friday morning. No further rainfall is forecast. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely from our incident room and have been working closely with our partners. Please continue to remain safe in this area and avoid contact with flood waters. This Flood Warning message will be removed or updated by 11am on Friday 6 March.
Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 16:43
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected from 6pm today, Thursday 5th March. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties along Cooper Road nearest the river.
Further rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation.
Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern.
This message will be updated by 11pm on Thursday 5th March, or as the situation changes.