Flood Warning Info - Low lying areas close to the River Lark at Sicklesmere and Bury St Edmunds

Area Description

Bury Road and Hawstead Lane in Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke Lane, St Botolph’s Lane, Southgate Street, Sextons Meadow, Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Maynewater Lane, Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Fornham Road and Friary Meadow in Bury St..
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.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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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

  • 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 25 Dec 2020 02:10
River Lark
River levels are falling at the Sicklesmere river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. We expect flooding to affect Bury Road and Hawstead Lane in Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke Lane, St Botolph’s Lane, Southgate Street, Sextons Meadow, Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Maynewater Lane, Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Fornham Road and Friary Meadow in Bury St. Edmunds. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to continue falling. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses 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 24 Dec 2020 17:25
River Lark
River levels are high at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect Bury Road and Hawstead Lane in Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke Lane, St Botolph’s Lane, Southgate Street, Sextons Meadow, Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Maynewater Lane, Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Fornham Road and Friary Meadow in Bury St. Edmunds. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may cause levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Friday 25th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 12:22
River Lark
River levels are high but are beginning to fall at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall yesterday and overnight. Consequently, the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect Bury Road and Hawstead Lane in Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke Lane, St Botolph’s Lane, Southgate Street, Sextons Meadow, Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Maynewater Lane, Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Fornham Road and Friary Meadow in Bury St. Edmunds. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may cause levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated by 6pm, Thursday 24th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Dec 2020 04:13
River Lark
River levels are rising at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent. We expect flooding to affect Bury Road and Hawstead Lane in Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke Lane, St Botolph’s Lane, Southgate Street, Sextons Meadow, Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Maynewater Lane, Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Fornham Road and Friary Meadow in Bury St. Edmunds. Further rainfall is forecast over the next hour. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. 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 4 Dec 2020 12:03
River Lark
River levels are rising at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. We expect flooding to affect Bury Road and Hawstead Lane in Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke Lane, St Botolph’s Lane, Southgate Street, Sextons Meadow, Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Maynewater Lane, Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Fornham Road and Friary Meadow in Bury St. Edmunds We expect river levels to continue rising for the next few hours. More rainfall is forecast for this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated as soon as the situation changes.