Flood Alert Info - Rivers on the Isle of Sheppey

Area Description

The Scrapsgate Drain from the B2008 to the sea, through Minster and Scrapsgate and the Warden Bay Drain from Bay View to the sea, including Warden and surrounding holiday villages.

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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Flood Alert Currently in Force

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


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 21:16
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels on the Isle of Sheppey have risen in response to heavy rainfall. River levels remain high. Due to high tides shortly after midnight flooding to low lying land and roads in areas close to the river, including around Warden Bay and the Scrapsgate Drain should be expected. Property flooding is not currently expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 16:05
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels on the Isle of Sheppey have risen in response to heavy rainfall resulting in flooding to low lying land and roads in areas close to the river, including vulnerable areas around Warden Bay and the Scrapsgate Drain. Standing water is expected to remain for a number of days, however we do not expect river levels to rise any further. Property flooding is not currently expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 03:34
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
We issued a flood alert pre-emptively due to heavy rainfall expected overnight and through Monday 30 April. River levels on the Isle of Sheppey are expected to rise in response to this rainfall. This will combine with the high tide at 1.45pm on 30 April. Flooding is possible for low lying land and roads in the areas close to the river, including vulnerable areas around Warden Bay. Surface water flooding should be possible, however property flooding is not currently expected at this stage. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Apr 2018 17:57
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
We are expecting heavy rainfall overnight which is likely to cause rivers on the Isle of Sheppey to rise. This will combine with the high tide at 1:30am on the 30th of April. This may result in flooding to low lying land and roads. In particular vulnerable locations in Warden Bay. No flooding to properties is expected at this stage. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages.