Flood Warning Info - River Medway between Forest Row and Penshurst

Area Description

River Medway between Forest Row and Penshurst, including Ashurst and Hartwell.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 21:50
River Medway
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible from 11pm tonight, Thursday 5th March. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Beech Green Lane and Rogues Hill, near the river at Hartfield, and properties on and around London Road and Station Road, near the river. 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 10am on Friday 6th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 04:21
River Medway
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of low lying properties, roads and farmland remains possible through to this afternoon, Monday February 17. Riverside properties in Forest Row, near Hartfield and on Rogues Hill, near Penshurst, are most at risk. Peak flood levels are likely to be slightly higher than was seen on 20 December 2019. We expect river levels to remain very high into Monday afternoon, 17 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out checking structures and clearing any blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 3pm on Monday 17 February or sooner if the situation worsens.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 00:31
River Medway
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of low lying properties, roads and farmland remains possible through to this afternoon, Monday February 17. Riverside properties in Forest Row, near Hartfield and on Rogues Hill, near Penshurst, are most at risk. Peak flood levels are likely to be slightly higher than was seen on 20 December 2019. We expect river levels to remain very high into Monday afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out checking structures and clearing any blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 9am on Monday, 17 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:07
River Medway
River levels are continuing to rise as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Flooding of low lying properties, roads and farmland is expected this evening, Sunday 16 February. Riverside properties in Forest Row, near Hartfield and on Rogues Hill, near Penshurst, are most at risk. Peak flood levels are likely to be slightly higher than was seen on 20 December 2019. We expect river levels to remain very high overnight and into Monday morning, 17 February, with the peak being observed later on Sunday evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out checking structures and clearing any blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 1am on Monday, 17 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:53
River Medway
River levels are rising sharply as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of low lying properties, roads and farmland is expected from 10am today, Sunday 16 February. Riverside properties in Forest Row, near Hartfield and on Rogues Hill, near Penshurst, are most at risk. Peak levels could be similar to the flooding in December 2019. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday 16 February with the peak being observed on Sunday evening. We are monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out checking structures and clearing any blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 5pm on Sunday, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 18:39
River Medway
Levels in the Upper Medway remain high but are now stable. Further showers are possible overnight and may lead to further increases overnight. Flooding of property may still be possible. This message will be updated by 6am on Saturday 21 December.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 04:10
River Medway
River levels are forecast to rise on the Upper Medway as a result of heavy rainfall overnight last night 19/12/19 and into the early hours of today Friday 20/12/19. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible from 10:00 this morning, 20/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties particularly on and around Beech Green Lane and Rogues Hill, near the river. Rainfall is forecast over the coming days and river levels may remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated by 13:00 on 20/12/2019


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2019 18:55
River Medway
River levels are forecast to rise on the Upper Medway as a result of heavy rainfall overnight tonight 19/12/19 and into the early hours of Friday 20/12/19. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible from 05:00 early tomorrow morning, 20/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties particularly on and around Beech Green Lane and Rogues Hill, near the river. Rainfall is forecast over the coming days and river levels may remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/12/19, or if the situation changes.