Flood Warning Info - Green Brook and Sweet Clough at Padiham, affecting low lying areas by the rivers

Area Description

Properties in the vicinity of Bear Street, Shakespeare Street, Palmerston Street, Thompson Street and Greenbridge Mill..
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.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

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

Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 08:08
Green Brook, Sweet Clough
River levels have risen as a result of Storm Ciara Consequently, flooding of property is imminent. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few hours. We expect river levels to remain high until midday 09/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident rooms are open. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 21:29
Green Brook, Sweet Clough
River levels are forecast to rise at the A2 Dryden Street river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur between 21:00 on 28/07/19 and 06:00 on 29/07/19, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of the rainfall. Properties in the vicinity of Bear Street, Shakespeare Street, Palmerston Street, Thompson Street and Greenbridge Mill are at risk. Further rainfall is forecast overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 29/07/19 or as the situation changes.