Flood Warning Info - River Penk at Somerford

Area Description

River Penk at Somerford.
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.

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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 16 Feb 2020 18:34
River Penk
River levels remain high at the Coven river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water and call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 13:10
River Penk
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Coven river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of property is expected to continue. Further rain showers are forecast over the next 6 hours. River levels have peaked and are starting to fall, with no further rise forecasted. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water and take photographs of any flood damage and contact your insurance company if you've been flooded This message will be updated this evening, Sunday 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 11:18
River Penk
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Coven river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Flooding continues. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few hours. We expect river levels to remain high until this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast and clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 04:04
River Penk
River levels have risen at the Coven river gauge as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall from Storm Dennis. Consequently, the flooding of property is expected imminently. Further, potentially heavy, rainfall is forecast through to midday (16/02/20). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in the morning, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2019 00:27
River Penk
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Coven river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Flooding is affecting properties, roads and farmland. No further rainfall is forecast. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in the morning, 27/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Oct 2019 12:59
River Penk
River levels are rising at the Coven river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected. We expect river levels to continue to rise throughout today (26/10/19) We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast and checking defences. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 May 2018 23:07
River Penk
River levels are continuing to rise on the River Penk as a result of the heavy rainfall today. Flooding to roads and properties from surface water is likely as well as significant patches of standing water. Flooding from the River Penk within the Somerford area is likely. Please remain vigilant and monitor your own local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and liaising with our professional partners. We will issue Updates, Flood Alerts and further Flood Warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local river levels on the GOV.UK website.