Flood Warning Info - River Calder at Burnley Town Centre, affecting low lying area at St. James Street and Calder Street

Area Description

Low lying properties by the River Calder including properties on Calder St and James St..
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 13:08
River Calder
River levels are rising at the Oxford Road river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between 13:30 and 17:30 today, 29/09/19. Areas at risk include low lying properties by the River Calder including properties on Calder Street and St. James's Street. We expect river levels to remain high until at least 17:30 on 29/09/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 20:30
River Calder
River levels are forecast to rise at the Oxford Road river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur between 21:00 on 28/07/19 and 03:00 on 29/07/19, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms. Low lying properties by the River Calder including properties on Calder Street and St. James's Street. We expect river levels to rise until 02:00 on 29/07/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 tomorrow morning, 29/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 18:37
River Calder
heavy rainfall has caused River Calder to rise rapidly. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages from rivers.