Flood Alert Info - Ribble Estuary

Area Description

Freckleton Marsh, Riversway Docklands, Lower Penwortham, Hutton Marsh, Longton Marsh, Becconsall Marsh, Much Hoole Marsh, Bretherton Eyes, Croston Finney, Hesketh Out Marsh and Hundred End.
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 12 Mar 2020 09:36
Ribble Estuary
Water Levels in the Ribble Estuary are expected to rise as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 12:00 and 14:00 today, 12/03/20. Flooding to roads and low lying land is possible at these times. However, conditions may apply two to four hours either side of the high tide. Flooding may affect low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Warton Brows, Freckleton Marsh, Clifton Marsh, Lea Marsh and Riversway Docklands. Lower Penwortham, Hutton Marsh, Longton Marsh, Becconsall Marsh, Hesketh Out Marsh, Hundred End, Hesketh Bank, Much Hoole, Bretherton Eyes and Croston Finney. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near the coast and rivers. This message will be updated this afternoon 12/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Feb 2020 17:07
Ribble Estuary
Water Levels in the Ribble Estuary are expected to rise as a result of high spring tides and strong winds. Tides will be at their highest between 23:00 on 11/02/2020 and 03:00 on 12/02/20. Flooding of roads and farmland is possible, however conditions may apply two hours either side of the high tide. Areas affected include low lying land, roads and coastal paths at Warton Brows, Freckleton Marsh, Clifton Marsh, Lea Marsh and Riversway Docklands. Lower Penwortham, Hutton Marsh, Longton Marsh, Becconsall Marsh, Hesketh Out Marsh, Hundred End, Hesketh Bank, Much Hoole, Bretherton Eyes and Croston Finney. Coastal conditions are expected to continue until after the high tides on Thursday 13/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 21:27
Ribble Estuary
We expect river levels to reduce overnight Sunday 09/02/20 We are closely monitoring the situation in our Incident Room. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday Morning 10/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 10:58
Ribble Estuary
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Ciara. River levels are expected to remain high until later today, 09/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open.