Flood Alert Info - Rivers Rib and Quin

Area Description

The Rivers Rib and Quin at Chipping, Buntingford, Braughing, Standon, Barwick, Wadesmill and Hertford.
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.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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 17 Feb 2020 04:36
River Rib, River Quin
This flood alert is to cover the River Rib at Buntingford only. River levels are low and we do not currently expect property flooding. River levels have risen slightly but not to a level of concern. A large tree has fallen across the River Rib at Buntingford, to the rear of Rib Way and adjacent to Millfield First School. This flood alert will remain in place until the tree has been removed. The tree will be removed this morning, Monday 17 February, and sandbags are currently in place. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated later this morning once the blockage has been removed.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 19:23
River Rib, River Quin
This flood alert is to cover the River Rib at Buntingford only. River levels are low and we do not currently expect property flooding, heavy rain from Storm Dennis has been falling throughout Sunday 16 February. River levels have risen slightly but not to a level of concern. We are aware that a large tree has fallen across the River Rib at Buntingford, to the rear of Rib Way and adjacent to Millfield First School. To reduce flood risk to properties in the area we have deployed sandbags and arranged for the tree to be removed from the river on Monday morning. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night. This message will be updated on Monday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 09:19
River Rib, River Quin
This flood alert is to cover the River Rib at Buntingford only. River levels are low and we do not currently expect property flooding, but heavy rain from Storm Dennis is expected to continue throughout Sunday 16 February, before clearing Sunday evening. This could lead to water levels in the River Rib rising. We are aware that a large tree has fallen across the River Rib at Buntingford, to the rear of Rib Way and adjacent to Millfield First School. To reduce flood risk to properties in the area we have deployed sandbags and arranged for the tree to be removed from the river on Monday morning. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will continue to monitor the situation throughout the weekend. This message will be updated this evening 16 February 2020 or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 19:11
River Rib, River Quin
This flood alert is to cover the River Rib at Buntingford only. River levels are low and we do not currently expect property flooding. We are aware that a large tree has fallen across the River Rib at Buntingford. The tree is located in Buntingford to the rear of Rib Way and adjacent to Millfield First School. Storm Dennis is moving across the country and will bring heavy rain during Saturday night 15 February and Sunday 16 February. This could lead to water levels in the River Rib rising on Sunday. To reduce flood risk to property we are deploying staff and sand bags to the location on Saturday night. We have also arranged for the tree to be removed from the river on Monday morning. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will continue to monitor the situation throughout the weekend. This message will be updated on Sunday morning or earlier if the situation changes.