Flood Warning Info - The River Wensum, from Fakenham to Swanton Morley

Area Description

The River Wensum, from Fakenham to Swanton Morley.
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 16 Jan 2020 05:17
Wensum
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and businesses from now and through the rest of the morning, Thursday 16th January. River levels have continued to rise overnight in response to rain that fell over Tuesday night (14 January) and into Wednesday morning (15 January). Areas most at risk are Hempton Road in Fakenham, Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park, Great Ryburgh, Elmham Mill, Billingford Road and Worthing Bridge in Elmham, and the B1147 at Swanton Morley. The forecast is for no further rainfall until late afternoon today, Thursday 16 January, but with further rain throughout the evening. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this message as necessary.