Flood Alert Info - Hamstreet Arm area

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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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 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.