Flood Warning Info - River Stort at Harlow

Area Description

The River Stort at Harlow including Roydon.
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

The red highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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 15 Jan 2021 08:29
River Stort
Although the heaviest rainfall has now passed, river levels remain high in the Harlow and Roydon area and property flooding is still possible. River water levels have now largely stabilised and should begin to drop away during the day (Friday 15 January). However, some further rain is forecast on Saturday. Although this rainfall will be less than we have received in the last few days, it will fall on saturated catchments and could cause river levels to rise again. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in this area. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. 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 on Friday afternoon (15/01/21) or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2021 18:42
River Stort
Heavy rain has been falling in the Harlow and Roydon area Thursday (14th January). This is causing the river to rise and may rise further this evening. Property flooding is possible. If the river continues to rise, properties and low lying areas around Harlow and Roydon will start to flood this evening on Thursday. River levels will remain high throughout the night 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 evening and we have staff available to clear any blockages in the river. This message will be updated this afternoon or as the situation changes.