Flood Warning Info - Wider area at risk around Thorpe St Peter and Wainfleet All Saints

Area Description

The wider area at risk from the River Steeping and Wainfleet Relief Channel around Thorpe St Peter, and from the Little River Lymn and Cowcroft Drain around Croft.
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

The red highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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 17 Feb 2020 10:12
River Steeping, Wainfleet Relief Channel
The severe flood warning is no longer in force as river levels along the Steeping River and the Wainfleet relief channel have fallen below critical levels and there is no longer any risk of overtopping, however the flood warning remains in force. No significant further rainfall is currently forecast. River levels remain above normal and are likely to remain high over the next few days. Multi-agency meetings are continuing today, Monday 17th February and as required. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, and avoid contact with flood water.   Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area checking the flood defences and assisting the Emergency Services and Council.  We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 05:24
River Steeping, Wainfleet Relief Channel
River levels along the Steeping River and the Wainfleet relief channel have fallen below critical levels and there is no longer any risk of overtopping. No significant further rainfall is currently forecast. River levels remain above normal and are likely to remain high over the next few days. Multi-agency meetings are continuing today, Monday 17 February and as required. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, and avoid contact with flood water.   Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area checking the flood defences and assisting the emergency services and council.  We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 23:06
River Steeping, Wainfleet Relief Channel
Storm Dennis has resulted in significant rainfall in the Steeping River catchment with several bands of heavy rain passing through the area during today (Sunday 16 Feb). River levels along the Steeping River and the Wainfleet relief channel are expected to be similar to those in June 2019. This could result in flood embankments being overtopped. Should this happen, there is an increased risk that flood embankments could breach. It is expected that peak levels along the Steeping River in Wainfleet will be between midnight and 3am tonight. A multi-agency meeting is taking place this evening. Further messages will be issued should this be required. Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the night.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 19:25
River Steeping, Wainfleet Relief Channel
Heavy rain has been falling on the Steeping River catchment as a result of Storm Dennis. A second band of rain this afternoon has caused river levels to continue to rise. As a result we now expect properties in the Wainfleet area to be affected during late Sunday evening and into the early hours of Monday. Low lying properties near the river Steeping are most at risk. Further rainfall is possible throughout the night and over the coming days but not expected to be as significant as today. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the next few days. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, and avoid contact with flood water. Do not walk on flood embankments and avoid riverside paths. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and this message will be updated by Monday lunchtime, or as the situation changes.