Flood Alert Info - River Alt, Formby to Huyton

Area Description

River Alt and other watercourses from Huyton to Hightown including, Kirkby, Fazakerley, Maghull, Formby, Aughton, Sefton and Lunt.
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

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

Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 14:21
River Alt
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding risks are expected to continue. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until 07:00 on 29/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, 28/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 06:45
River Alt
River levels have risen at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected between 08:30 and 14:00 today, 28/01/21. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until 12:00 tomorrow, 29/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 28/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 21:26
River Alt
River levels remain high but are falling at the Kirkby river gauge now that the persistent heavy rainfall has passed. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 12:00
River Alt
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. River levels remain high on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Some further wintry showers are forecast, however the risk of flooding from Storm Christoph has now reduced. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 23:51
River Alt
River levels are rising at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible until Thursday morning 21/01/21. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Whinney Brook and Dovers Brook at Maghull has reached flood warning level. We expect river levels to remain high until Thursday morning 21/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, 21/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 08:07
River Alt
River levels are rising at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible until Thursday morning 21/01/21. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout Wednesday 20/01/21. We expect river levels to remain high until Thursday morning 21/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 20/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2021 19:22
River Alt
River levels are rising at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible until Thursday morning 21/01/21. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast through to Wednesday morning 20/01/21. We expect river levels to remain high until Thursday morning 21/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2021 08:46
River Alt
River levels are rising at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected to begin between 13:00 today 19/01/21 and tomorrow, 20/01/21. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 36 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until Thursday evening 20/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2021 17:26
River Alt
A prolonged period of heavy rain from the evening of Monday 18th January to Wednesday 20th January will cause river levels to rise and consequently flooding of property or roads and farmland is possible. Areas affected are low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days and due to peak in the early hours of Wednesday 20th January. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Tuesday 19th January or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 08:43
River Alt
River levels are rising at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 14/01/2021. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today, 14/01/2021, but rainfall is expected to ease later in the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers. This message will be updated this evening, 14/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2020 20:24
River Alt
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of earlier heavy rainfall, we expect levels here to continue to fall this evening. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Light rainfall is forecast this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/12/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2020 13:18
River Alt
River levels have risen at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 4 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Oct 2020 19:56
River Alt
Overnight rain from 08/10/2020 to the morning of 09/10/2020 will bring steady rainfall and localised surface water flooding. River levels are expected to remain high until after the rainfall has eased. We are continuing to monitor the situation with incident response staff actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated on 09/10/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2020 19:34
River Alt
Overnight rain from 07/10/2020 to the morning of 08/10/2020 will bring steady rainfall and localised surface water flooding. River levels are expected to remain high until after the rainfall has eased. We are continuing to monitor the situation with incident response staff actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated on 08/10/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2020 19:37
River Alt
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains overnight into the early hours of Wednesday morning, 07/10/2020. We are continuing to monitor the situation with incident response staff actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated in the morning 07/10/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2020 12:29
River Alt
River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall. Further heavy showers are expected during today River levels are expected to remain high into Wednesday morning, 07/10/2020. We are continuing to monitor the situation with incident response staff actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated on 07/10/2020 or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2020 13:40
River Alt
River levels have fallen following the rain at the weekend. However, the forecast is for showers, potentially heavy, and levels rising above the Flood Alert threshold this evening and into Tuesday. Flood Warnings are not currently forecast in this period.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2020 10:52
River Alt
River levels have risen as a result of recent persistent heavy rainfall. The rainfall situation has improved but river levels are expected to remain high throughout Sunday. We are continuing to monitor the situation with incident response staff actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Oct 2020 18:04
River Alt
River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall which is forecasted to continue into Sunday morning. River levels are expected to remain high until after the rainfall has eased. We are continuing to monitor the situation with incident response staff actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated on 04/10/2020 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 19:27
River Alt
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible this evening, 24/02/20 affecting low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high into the early hours on 25/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated in the morning, 25/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 07:56
River Alt
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 11:30 today, 24/02/20. Areas affected are low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to rise until 11:30 on 24/02/20 We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated later this morning 24/02/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 19:19
River Alt
River levels are forecast to rise at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 06:00 tomorrow, 24/02/20. This includes low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until monday afternoon 24/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 09:24
River Alt
River levels have risen at the Dover’s Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property and roads is possible today between 09:00 and 12:30, 23/02/2020. Areas effected include low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 2 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until midday. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated this evening, 23/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 21:27
River Alt
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 14:34
River Alt
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.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 20:14
River Alt
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible. Low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas are at risk of flooding. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until 14/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 14/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 09:21
River Alt
River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible between 09:00 and 21:00 today, 13/12/2019. Low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas are at risk of flooding. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high until 21:00 on 13/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 10:58
River Alt
River levels have risen at the Kirkby and Dovers Bridge river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible during today, 26/10/2019. Affected areas include low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today, 26/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 26/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 16:36
River Alt
River levels remain high at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 01/10/2019. This will affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high during today, 01/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow, 02/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 11:04
River Alt
River levels remain high at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 01/10/2019. This will affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to remain high during today, 01/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated later today, 01/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 20:16
River Alt
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening, 30/09/2019 and into the early hours of tommorow morning, 01/10/2019. This will affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast from this evening, 30/09/2019 and into tomorrow, 01/10/2019. We expect river levels to continue rising on 30/09/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow, 01/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 12:57
River Alt
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible this evening, 30/09/2019 and into the early hours of tommorow morning, 01/10/2019. This will affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast from this evening, 30/09/2019 and into tomorrow, 01/10/2019. We expect river levels to begin rising at 18:00 on 30/09/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 14:48
River Alt
River levels have risen at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. This will affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further heavy rainfall is forecast into this afternoon, 29/09/2019. We expect river levels to remain high into this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 05:39
River Alt
River levels have risen at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. This will affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further heavy rainfall is forecast into this afternoon, 29/09/2019. We expect river levels to remain high until then. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 21:25
River Alt
River levels have reduced at the Kirkby river gauge but are forecast to rise again overnight as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property and roads and farmland is possible overnight 28/09/19 and into the early hours of tomorrow morning, 29/09/19 to low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We expect river levels to begin rise overnight 28/09/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 09:52
River Alt
River levels have reduced at the Kirkby river gauge but are forecast to rise again later today as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property and roads and farmland is possible later today and tomorrow, 29/09/19 to low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We expect river levels to begin rising again this evening, 28/09/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Sep 2019 14:48
River Alt
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible from 17:00 today to low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Sep 2019 16:52
River Alt
River levels are expected to remain high into this


Flood Alert issued on 24 Sep 2019 09:37
River Alt
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Flood Alert issued on 22 Sep 2019 08:15
River Alt
River levels may rise quickly in fast responding rivers and streams as a result of localised thunderstorms passing through the area. Localised thunderstorms are expected during the early hours of Sunday and to continue during the day. Flooding is possible but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms. Areas at risk are low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to rise and remain high until 18:00 on 22/09/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 22/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Sep 2019 21:32
River Alt
River levels may rise quickly in fast responding rivers and streams as a result of localised thunderstorms passing through the area. Localised thunderstorms are expected during the early hours of Sunday and to continue during the day. Flooding is possible but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms. Areas at risk are low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to rise and remain high until 18:00 on 22/09/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Aug 2019 15:31
River Alt
River levels have risen at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible from 18:00 today (16/08/19), peaking at approximately 22:00 and dropping by 13:00 on Saturday (17/08/19). Low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours before clearing away to the east. We are closely monitoring the situation an our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow, 17/08/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 21:02
River Alt
River levels are high but steady at the Kirkby and Dovers Bridge river gauges as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas are at risk. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. River levels have peaked and will remain steady, with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 29/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2019 19:13
River Alt
River levels are forecast to rise at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall today and tomorrow with occasional heavy showers. Consequently, flooding could occur between now and 23:59 on 28/07/19, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of the pulses of heavy rain. Low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. Peak levels may be similar to those reached June 2019.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 19:35
River Alt
River levels remain high at the Kirkby river gauge following persistent rainfall throughout the day, with further rainfall expected overnight. Flooding may affect low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. Environment Agency incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated on Thursday morning (13th June), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 07:28
River Alt
River levels are rising at the Kirkby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from this morning (Wednesday 12/06/2019). Following a break in the rain, another weather front is expected later on today. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads in the Plex Moss, Downholland Moss, Formby, Great Altcar, Maghull, Kirkby and Fazakerley areas. High river levels are possible on the River Alt, Sandy Brook, Fine Janes Brook, Cheshire Lines Brook, Sudell Brook, Whinney Brook, Simonswood Brook, Croxteth Brook, Kirkby Brook and their tributaries. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.