Flood Alert Info - River Sankey catchment with St Helens and Warrington

Area Description

The Sankey catchment includes Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are around Rainford, Billinge, Prescot, Newton-le-Willows, Haydock, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Golbourne.
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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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


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 23:13
River Sankey
River levels on the Sankey Catchment continue to fall. Further showers are forecast throughout tomorrow Sunday 17th March. We will continue to monitor the forecast and issue updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up-to-date with the current situation.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 12:18
River Sankey
River levels are forecast to rise at the Causey Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying land, roads and farmland is possible throughout Saturday 16th March 2019. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around Black, Barkers, Windle and Whittle Brooks and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout Saturday 16th March and we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood updates if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.