Flood Warning Info - River Idle at West Retford and Ordsall

Area Description

River Idle at West Retford and Ordsall.
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

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 17:11
River Idle
River levels remain high at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Goose Moor Lane at Ordsall, and farmlands in the Gamston and Eaton areas. Further light rainfall is forecast for the next 48 hours and possible further rain on Wednesday and Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 09:33
River Idle
River levels remain high at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Goose Moor Lane at Ordsall, and farmlands in the Gamston and Eaton areas. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours, with heavier rainfall expected on Wednesday and Thursday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 03:16
River Idle
River levels are forecast to rise at Ordsall river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Goose Moor Lane at Ordsall, and farmlands in the Gamston and Eaton areas. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today and tomorrow. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:04
River Idle
River levels are forecast to rise at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 07:47
River Idle
River levels are rising at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is possible from this morning, 16/02/20. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Darrel Road, and Ordsoll, including Goosemoor Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


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 Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 01:44
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 Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 17:47
River Idle
River levels are falling but remain high at the Ordsall river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Retford, including Darrel Road, and Ordsoll, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 tomorrow morning, 12/11/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Nov 2019 17:30
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 tomorrow morning, 12/11/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Nov 2019 09:55
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 Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 Darrel Road, and Ordsoll, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 17:52
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 Darrel Road, and Ordsoll, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 09:48
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 Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 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 00:34
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 Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. 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 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 9 Nov 2019 14:41
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 Darrel Road, and Ordsoll, including Goosemoor Lane. Further rainfall is forecast from Sunday. We expect river levels to remain high until at least Sunday, 10/11/2019. 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 9 Nov 2019 05:00
River Idle
River levels remain high at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland will continue during Saturday, 09/11/19. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. River levels will remain high throughout Saturday. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident room is open, our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses in the area. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 21:38
River Idle
River levels remain high at the Ordsall river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland will continue tomorrow, 09/11/19. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Darrel Road, and Ordsall, including Goosemoor Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend. River levels will remain high throughout tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident room is open, our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses in the area. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers, and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow, 09/11/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 08:08
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 expected from 09:30 onwards today 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are Retford, including Darrel Road, and Ordsoll, including Goosemoor Lane. We expect river levels to remain high until this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and move family, pets and cars to safety. This message will be updated this afternoon, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.