Flood Alert Info - Pincey Brook from Takeley to Harlow

Area Description

The Pincey Brook and its tributaries from Takeley to Harlow including Hatfield Broad Oak, Hatfield Heath and Sheering.
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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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


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 08:56
Pincey Brook
River levels on the Pincey Brook remain high as a result of heavy rainfall over the weekend. Further rainfall is possible this morning Sunday 22nd December. River levels are expected to remain with flooding to roads and low lying land likely. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We are continuing to closely monitor rainfall and river levels. Please stay aware of the forecast, local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 18:02
Pincey Brook
River levels on the Pincey Brook remain high following heavy rain yesterday and today. Although river levels have started to steadily drop any further rainfall could see water levels increase further over the weekend. Flooding to roads and low lying land will remain possible throughout the weekend. We are continuing to closely monitor rainfall and river levels. Please stay aware of the forecast, local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated in the morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:12
Pincey Brook
River levels on the Pincey Brook remain high following heavy rain yesterday. Although river levels have started to steadily drop any further rainfall could see water levels increase further over the weekend. Flooding to roads and low lying land will remain possible throughout the weekend. We are continuing to closely monitor rainfall and river levels. Please stay aware of the forecast, local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated this evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 00:03
Pincey Brook
River levels remain high on the Pincey Brook as a result of heavy rainfall earlier today, 20/12/2019. Further rainfall is expected overnight and river levels are expected to remain high. Flooding to roads and low lying land will remain possible into tomorrow morning. We are continuing to closely monitor rainfall and river levels. Please stay aware of the forecast, local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:16
Pincey Brook
Throughout the day on Friday 20 December, we have seen heavy rainfall across the south and east of England. This has caused rivers levels on the Pincey Brook from Takeley to Harlow to rise. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river this afternoon on Friday. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high this evening and further rain is possible overnight. No flooding to properties is currently expected but we are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet. This message will be updated as the situation changes.