Flood Alert Info - Hamstreet Arm

Area Description

The Hamstreet Sewage Arm Speringbrook Sewer from Dukes Meadow and Ruckinge Road, Hamstreet to the Royal Military Canal, including Hamstreet.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2020 06:13
Speringbrook Sewer Hamstreet Arm
River levels have risen as a result of heavy overnight rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the Speringbrook Sewer, particularly around Hamstreet. This may start around 08:00 this morning. Rain is forecast to continue to 09:00 today after which it will clear somewhat with the occasional shower. Further rain is forecast over night tonight into Monday 27/12/2020. River levels will continue to rise for some time yet. You are advised to remain attentive and, for your own safety, keep clear of rivers. Please avoid driving in flood water as bow waves often contribute to property flooding. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking and clearing screens and patrolling catchments. This message will be updated later this afternoon.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2020 07:20
Speringbrook Sewer Hamstreet Arm
River levels remain high but are starting to fall following heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land close to the Speringbrook Sewer, particularly around Hamstreet, remains possible today Monday 16 November. We do not expect flooding of property at this stage. We will monitor the situation and update this message by 6pm on Monday 16 November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 18:03
Speringbrook Sewer Hamstreet Arm
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land close to the Speringbrook Sewer, particularly around Hamstreet, remains possible through Sunday 15 November into Monday 16 November. We do not expect flooding of property at this stage although scattered heavy showers are forecast to continue this evening 15 November. We will monitor the situation and update this message by 8am on Monday 16 November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2020 07:33
Speringbrook Sewer Hamstreet Arm
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land close to the Speringbrook Sewer, particularly around Hamstreet, is expected from 08:00 am and is likely to continue throughout today, Sunday 15 November. We do not expect flooding of property at this stage although heavy rain is forecast to continue throughout the day. We will monitor the situation and update this message by 4pm or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 04:08
Speringbrook Sewer Hamstreet Arm
River levels are now falling following heavy rainfall yesterday, Thursday 05/03/2020. Flooding of low lying land and roads is now expected to be stopping although standing flood waters may remain and river levels will be higher than normal. 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 contact with remaining floodwaters and stay safe in this area of concern. We will continue to monitor the situation from our incident room and will have staff prepared to respond if required. 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 16:03
Speringbrook Sewer Hamstreet Arm
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected imminently. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the Speringbrook Sewer, particularly around Hamstreet. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 9 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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.