Flood Warning Info - River Irwell at Bacup

Area Description

Areas at risk include Burnley Road around Bacup Leisure Hall to St James Square, along Market St and including Henrietta St and Park Rd Industrial Estates. Also properties around the Library and along St James Street to Bath 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.

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 08:04
River Irwell
River levels have risen rapidly in the Upper Irwell Catchment as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected today, 09/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties adjacent to the River Irwell. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday 9th February 2020. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 22:50
River Irwell
The Flood Warning still remains in force, however the rivers are receding below the flood warning level and the worst of the rainfall has passed. Further Showers are expected in the early hours of the morning, though we do not expect the river levels to rise back up to Flood Warning. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and into tomorrow.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 17:50
River Irwell
River level are rising rapidly due to the intense rainfall, Rainfall should start to clear in the next few hours


Flood Warning issued on 5 Oct 2017 02:03
River Irwell
River levels are rising in response to current rainfall. The rainfall is expected to pass within the next few hours of Thursday morning.