Flood Warning Info - River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch

Area Description

The River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch including Upminster and Rainham.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

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

  • 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 14 Jan 2021 10:36
Heavy rain has been falling overnight in the Ingrebourne catchment and will continue throughout Thursday (14th January). This is causing the river to rise and is forecast to continue to rise through the day. Property flooding is possible. If the river continues to rise, properties and low lying areas around Hornchurch will start to flood this morning (Thursday14th January). River levels will remain high throughout the day and any flooding could continue for a number of hours. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in all these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now and monitor local water levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and we have staff available to clear any blockages in the river. This message will be updated this afternoon or as the situation changes.