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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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 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.