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 21 Dec 2019 13:02
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. Areas most at risk are Great Dunmow, Howe Street, Little Waltham, and the Rivermead Industrial estate in Chelmsford. The forecast is for rain showers this afternoon with some heavier rain overnight and into tomorrow morning Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.
Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 20:49
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and business. The River Chelmer is continuing to rise in response to today's rainfall. Areas most at risk are Great Dunmow, Howe Street, Little Waltham and the Rivermead Industrial Estate in Chelmsford. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for further showers overnight and into tomorrow which could be heavy at times. Be ready to take action to protect your property. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.