Flood Alert Info - Pent Stream in Folkestone

Area Description

The Pent Stream Area from Cheriton to Folkestone Harbour.
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.

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

  • 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 8 Nov 2019 11:17
Pent Stream
River levels have risen possibly as a result of a blockage near the Foco Club and because of a heavy downpour. Consequently, flooding of property may be imminent. Further rainfall is forecast over the next hour. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris on the Pent Stream. Please avoid contact with flood water and remain safe. This river can respond extremely quickly. We are attending the site and monitoring conditions closely. This message will be updated in approximately 2 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 28 May 2017 18:32
Pent Stream
Thunderstorms are expected this evening and overnight. The rainfall may be intense and very localised. We are issuing a flood alert based on the forecast rainfall. There is significant uncertainty about how much rain will fall and exactly where, however rainfall totals could be as high as 60mm of rain in a 3 hour period. Rain is expected to fall on the Pent catchment in the Folkestone area between 9pm on Sunday 28 May and 2am on Monday 29 May. There is a significant risk of surface water flooding, however, we do not expect any property flooding from rivers at this stage. If we receive all of the predicted rain, there is a chance that the river may come out of bank, leading to flooding of nearby roads and low-lying land. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this flood alert as the situation develops. The Flood Alert has been issued based on forecast rainfall.