Flood Warning Info - Properties seaward side of tidal defences from Greenhithe to Gravesend

Area Description

Areas at risk of tidal flooding on seaward side of tidal defences from Greenhithe to Denton, including Northfleet and Gravesend.
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

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 10 Feb 2020 12:47
River Thames
A large tidal surge is expected to affect the foreshore as a result of Storm Ciara. Consequently flooding of property and roads seaward of the flood defences in Gravesend, particularly Royal Pier road and the Promenade, is expected between 13:00pm and 15:00pm today, 10/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating our structures in the area. This message will be updated by 16:00 pm this afternoon, 10/02/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 03:51
River Thames
A very high tide has affected the foreshore. The tide was at its highest at 2:15 am on Monday morning 30/09/19. Flooding to properties and roads is expected on the seaward side of the defences from Greenhithe to Gravesend, in particular those closest to the Gravesend Promenade. Flooding conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide from 12:15am to 4:15am in these locations. The next tide is at 2:30pm on Monday afternoon but it is not forecasted to reach the Flood Warning level. We are experiencing exceptionally high tides for the next 4 days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are ready to respond if required. We are liaising with emergency services and our partners. People in the area of concern should take action to protect their property and remain safe in the area. Be careful close to the coast between the hours of 12am and 5am. This message will be updated by 11am on 30/09/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 19:49
River Thames
A very high tide is expected to affect the foreshore. Tides will be at their highest at 2:15am on Monday morning 30/09/19. Flooding to properties and roads is expected on the seaward side of the defences from Greenhithe to Gravesend, particularly those closest to the Gravesend Promenade. Flooding is possible between 12:15am and 4:15am in these locations. The next tide after this at 2:30pm is not currently expected to flood properties, but tides will remain high in the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are ready to respond if required. We have provided sandbags on Royal Pier Road in Gravesend for at risk residents to use as protection. We are liaising with emergency services and our partners. People in the area of concern should take action to protect their property and remain safe. This message will be updated or removed by 9am on 30/09/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 14:09
River Thames
A very high tide is expected to affect the foreshore. Tides will be at their highest at 2:15am on Monday morning 30/09/19. Flooding to properties and roads is expected on the seaward side of the defences from Greenhithe to Gravesend, particularly those closest to the Gravesend Promenade. Flooding conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide from 12:15am to 4:15am in these locations. The next tide is at 2:30pm on Monday afternoon but it's not forecasted to reach the Flood Warning level. We are experiencing exceptionally high tides for the next 4 days. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are ready to respond if required. We are liaising with emergency services and our partners. People in the area of concern should take action to protect their property and remain safe. Be careful closest to the coast between the hours of 12am and 5am. This message will be updated by 9am on 30/09/2019 or as the situation changes.