Flood Alert Info - Plenty, Swalecliffe and West Brooks

Area Description

The Plenty Brook from Eddington to the sea, including Herne Bay, the Swalecliffe Brook from near Court Lees to the sea, including Chestfield and Swalecliffe and the West Brook from the railway line to the sea including Studd Hill and Hampton.
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 History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 03:39
Plenty Brook, Swalecliffe Brook, West Brook
River levels remain high following heavy rainfall yesterday, Thursday 05/03/2020. Flooding of low lying land and roads is likely to continue throughout this morning, particularly in areas around the Swalecliffe Brook. Even where the river levels have already dropped there is the potential for standing floodwaters to remain. There is no further heavy rain in the immediate forecast so we expect conditions to continue to improve through today, Friday 06/03/2020. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated or removed by 2pm, Friday 06/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 15:04
Plenty Brook, Swalecliffe Brook, West Brook
River levels are rising quickly as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is likely this afternoon and this evening along the Westbrook, Swalecliffe and Plenty Brook. Further rainfall is forecast this afternoon and this evening. River levels are expected to peak later this evening, Thursday 5th March. We do not anticipate any property flooding at this time but we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking structures and removing blockages. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 11pm, Thursday 5th March, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 20:22
Plenty Brook, Swalecliffe Brook, West Brook
This flood alert has been issued as river levels are rising due to persistent rainfall today, Sunday 09/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads along Swalecliffe Brook in Swalecliffe. We expect river levels to remain high tomorrow,10/02/20 as further rainfall is forecast over the next 24hrs. We are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying land, roads and footpaths near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by 10:00, Monday 10/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 00:20
Plenty Brook, Swalecliffe Brook, West Brook
River levels have peaked and are now falling in the Plenty Brook, the West Brook and the Swalecliffe Brook. High tide at 2am will cause tide-locking and high levels at the coastal outfalls, but levels will then fall. We have a team visiting the catchments to remove blockages and material which has caught in weedscreens. We will continue to monitor river levels, and will update this message on Tuesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 16:57
Plenty Brook, Swalecliffe Brook, West Brook
River levels in the Swalecliffe Brook will continue to rise this evening, Monday 30 April. Levels in the Westbrook have risen sharply today. Flooding of roads and low lying areas is still possible throughout the evening. Further light rain will persist into the evening but levels are unlikely to rise much further than at present.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 13:39
Plenty Brook, Swalecliffe Brook, West Brook
River levels are rising quickly in response to persistent heavy rainfall during the day today, Monday the 30th of April. Flooding of low lying land and roads is still possible in the areas around Herne Bay. Water levels are expected to peak later this afternoon. The heavy rain should ease and clear eastwards during Monday evening leaving a largely dry day on Tuesday. With rainfall continuing through the day, surface water flooding in localised areas is likely in urban areas. Please be careful in areas close to the river channel and be aware of your surroundings. We have staff monitoring river levels closely and will update this message later this evening.