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 23:23
Heavy rain has fallen around Northampton over the past few days, and as a result river levels have risen and remain high, affecting areas near to Wootton Brook. We anticipate the levels to gradually reduce tomorrow (Friday, 25th December) and be able to remove this warning during the day. Stay safe, 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 23:59
Heavy rain has been falling on the Wootton Brook catchment over the past 24 hours and is expected to continue over night 23rd December. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to the deteriorating weather conditions we now expect properties in Collingtree, Merefield and Shelfleys parts of Northampton to be affected from tonight onwards. Low lying properties near the Wootton Brook are most at risk. The river is forecast to continue to rise and peak overnight, and impacts are likely to last through tomorrow. Remain safe and 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 tomorrow morning, 24th December, or as the situation changes.