Flood Warning Info - River Idle at Retford, Eaton and Gamston

Area Description

River Idle at Retford, Eaton and Gamston.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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


Flood Warning issued on 12 Nov 2019 09:17
River Idle
River levels are falling but remain high at the Ordsall river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. River levels are expected to rise again this afternoon, Tuesday 12/11/19, as a result of recent rainfall. Further heavy rainfall is forecast on Thursday 14/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers; move family, pets and cars to safety; and have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents. This message will be updated this afternoon, 12/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Nov 2019 01:42
River Idle
River levels are falling but remain high at the Ordsall river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. River levels are expected to rise again this afternoon, Tuesday 12/11/19, as a result of recent rainfall. Further heavy rainfall is forecast on Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers; move family, pets and cars to safety; and have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents. This message will be updated later this morning, 12/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Nov 2019 17:44
River Idle
River levels are falling but remain high at the Ordsall river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. River levels are expected to rise again this evening, 11/11/19, as a result of recent rainfall. Further heavy rainfall is forecast on Tuesday, 12/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be tomorrow morning, 12/11/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Nov 2019 10:01
River Idle
River levels are falling but remain high at the Ordsall river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. River levels are expected to rise again this evening, 11/11/19, as a result of recent rainfall. Further heavy rainfall is forecast on Tuesday, 12/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, 11/11/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Nov 2019 01:58
River Idle
River levels are falling but still over the flood warning threshold at the Ordsall river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over next 36 hours, as a result the river levels are expected to rise tomorrow, 12/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this morning, 11/11/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Nov 2019 17:53
River Idle
River levels are forecast to rise at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of rainfall early hours tomorrow morning, 11/11/2019. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. We expect river levels to begin rising early hours tomorrow morning 11/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Nov 2019 09:43
River Idle
River levels are high but steady at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday 10/11/19. Further rainfall is forecast from Monday morning, 11/11/19, onwards. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are deploying pumps, people and equipment, and liaising with emergency services. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Nov 2019 00:28
River Idle
River levels are high but steady at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday 10/11/19. Further rainfall is forecast from Monday morning, 11/11/19, onwards. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are deploying pumps, people and equipment, and liaising with emergency services. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Nov 2019 16:18
River Idle
"River levels have risen at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible now until early hours tomorrow morning, 10/11/2019. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Eaton and Gamston, the A638 Eaton to Ordsall Road, the B6387 Gamston Road at Gamston, Eaton Road at Eaton, and the A631 at Bawtry. Further rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes."