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 24 Dec 2020 23:21
Heavy rain has fallen across Harpers Brook catchment over the past few days. As a result river levels have risen and remain high, affecting the Brigstock to Sudborough area. We anticipate the levels to gradually reduce tomorrow (Friday, 25th December) and be able to remove this warning during the day. Stay safe, be and aware of your local surroundings. Avoid riverside paths and please stay away from river embankments and flood water. We are monitoring the situation, and have staff in the area checking flood defences, clearing blockages, and assisting the emergency services and council. This message will be updated again as the situation changes.
Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2020 19:03
Heavy rain has fallen on the Harpers Brook catchment today and is expected to continue into the early hours of tomorrow morning, Thursday, 24th December. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads in and around Brigstock and Sudborough and due to the deteriorating weather we now expect properties in the area to be affected from this evening (23rd Dec) onwards. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. The river is forecast to continue to rise and peak overnight. The impacts are likely to last until tomorrow and improve thereafter. Remain safe, be aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. Avoid riverside paths and please stay away from river embankments. 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 Thurs, Dec 24, or as the situation changes.