Flood Alert Info - The River Roach, Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook

Area Description

The River Roach, Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook at Southend.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 18 Jun 2021 11:35
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Friday 18th June 2021. Water levels in the Prittle Brook are reacting quickly (rising and dropping sharply) in response to bands of rainfall crossing the area today. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages at this time. The forecast is for slow-moving bands of heavy rainfall to cross the area throughout today and into this evening. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message by 9am tomorrow, Saturday 19th June 2021.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2021 09:34
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this afternoon, Sunday 31st January. River levels are beginning to drop, but will remain responsive to further rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this afternoon but no further significant rain forecast overnight or tomorrow. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 9am tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 08:33
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this afternoon, Saturday 30th January. River levels are high in response to recent rainfall. We are not currently expecting the situation to escalate. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall this morning and into the afternoon, with no further significant rain forecast tomorrow. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation, and will update this message by 9am tomorrow.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 07:36
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this evening, Thursday 14th January. River levels are high and expected to continue to rise in response to the rainfall. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. The forecast is for persistent rain this morning and showers into the afternoon, more settled on Friday but with further rainfall on Saturday. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 6pm on Thursday 14 January.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 07:34
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas is likely over the next few hours and into this afternoon, Friday the 4th of December. River levels are currently high and rising, following the overnight rainfall, and are expected to start to drop back down to more normal levels later today. It is likely that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area, over the next few hours. The forecast is for further light rainfall this morning and through Saturday the 5th of December. Take care on riverside footpaths, and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary, and no later than 3pm on Friday the 4th of December.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 09:14
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now and through the rest of today, Sunday 15th November. River levels have risen due to the rainfall this morning. River levels are likely to continue to rise in response to the rainfall. It is possible that we may need to issue more warning messages for a wider area over the next few hours. The forecast is for further rainfall through this morning and into this afternoon before clearing by the evening. Tomorrow, Monday 16th November, is forecast to be mostly dry. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 15:46
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas from now until tomorrow, Friday 6th March 2020, because river levels in Prittle Brook are rising due to the steady rainfall through the day. River levels are expected to continue to rise slowly into this evening. We are not expecting the situation to escalate, or to issue any further warning messages for this area at this time. The forecast is for continued unsettled weather over the next couple of days with spells of rain. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 14:51
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas over the next few hours and into this evening, Sunday 16th February 2020. The Rivers are starting to rise in response to recent rainfall. The forecast is for further rainfall during today, Sunday 16th February. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 08:53
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas over the next few hours and into this afternoon, Sunday 6th October 2019. The Prittle Brook, River Roach and Eastwood Brook are reacting quickly and rising sharply in response to the rainfall overnight and this morning. The forecast is for heavy rainfall throughout today and into this evening. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message when necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 29 May 2018 12:39
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because of the heavy, intense rainfall in South Essex this morning. This means that the Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook are now reacting quickly and rising sharply. The forecast is for some heavy rainfall over the next six hours, which may be intense. We are expecting river levels to remain responsive to further rainfall. Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. Take care when driving and do not take unnecessary risks when near flood water. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Aug 2017 17:36
Roach, Prittle Brook, Eastwood Brook
This message has been issued because of the persistent heavy rainfall that is currently affecting this area. This means that river levels are expected to remain high for the next couple of hours this evening. The forecast is for continued rainfall until early evening although it should start to ease very soon We are expecting river levels to peak and begin to drop later this evening but remain responsive to any further rainfall There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.