Flood Warning Info - Swalecliffe Brook

Area Description

Swalecliffe Brook, between Honey Hill and Swalecliffe.
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 28 Jan 2021 04:53
Swalecliffe Brook
After heavy overnight rainfall on wet catchments river levels have risen sharply in the Swalecliffe Brook. The rain will continue till 06:30 this morning after which showers are forecast. It is possible that there may be property flooding on and around Herne Bay Road. This may occur as soon as 06:30 or soon after. There may be flooding of low lying land and roads. At this stage more extensive flooding is not expected. However, we will continue to monitor rainfall and river levels and will update this message by 14:00 today, 28 January 2021 or sooner if required We are monitoring the situation and have teams patrolling the catchment, and debris clearing screens to ensure the free flow of water. Members of the public should avoid flood water and stay aware for more information. Should your property be in the named area you should consider putting into action any flood plan. Avoid driving in flooded roads where ever possible as bow waves may cause property flooding.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2021 16:50
Swalecliffe Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the Swalecliffe Brook following heavy rainfall overnight last night and throughout today, Thursday 14 January. The risk of flooding to properties on and around Herne Bay Road is reducing. However the risk of flooding to roads and low lying land remains and we expect rivers levels to remain high until tomorrow morning. Further light rainfall is forecast this evening. Tomorrow, Friday 15 January, will remain dry but a further band of rainfall is forecast for Saturday 16 January. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers and clearing debris from trash screens. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated by 9am tomorrow, Friday 15 January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Jan 2021 07:57
Swalecliffe Brook
River levels are rising quickly as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Flooding of property, roads and low lying land is expected between 9am and 2pm today, Thursday 14 January. We expect flooding to affect properties on and around Herne Bay Road. Peak river levels could be similar to those seen on 27 December 2020. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue during the day and we expect river levels to continue to rise until around midday today Thursday 14 January. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers and we are liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated by 2pm on Thursday 14 January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Dec 2020 10:55
Swalecliffe Brook
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of property is imminent for properties on and around Herne Bay Road. We expect river levels to remain high until mid afternoon of Sunday 27 December 2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 00:24
Swalecliffe Brook
River levels remain very high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall during Thursday. Flooding of property, roads and farmland is likely to continue overnight before river levels begin to fall during Friday morning, 6 March. Flooding for properties on and around Herne Bay Road is possible during this time. Flood levels are not expected to get significantly worse but levels will remain high until Friday afternoon. No further rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated by 10am on Friday 6 March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 17:30
Swalecliffe Brook
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible from 6pm on Thursday 5 March 2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties on and around Herne Bay Road. We expect river levels to remain high until 1am on Friday 6 March. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. Please avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated by 11pm on Thursday 5 March, or as the situation changes.