Flood Warning Info - The Rattlesden River from Rattlesden to Combs Ford in Stowmarket

Area Description

The Rattlesden River from Rattlesden to Combs Ford in Stowmarket.
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

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 14:05
Rattlesden River
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding of homes and business. We are currently seeing higher river levels than normal in the area of Rattlesdon Reservoir, which is full. As a result the downstream river levels will be impacted and may also be higher. Areas most at risk are Lower Street, Rattlesden, the Ford at Wash Lane, Onehouse and around Ford Bridge, Combs Ford. The forecast is for further light rain during today, Friday 20 December 2019. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow, but these are not expected to be heavy. Stay away from floodwater - it contains hidden dangers such as: open manhole covers, sewage and chemicals. Our workforce are out checking flood defences and we will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 09:41
Rattlesden River
This message has been issued because there may be some issues with surface water flooding and difficult driving conditions. The rivers are reacting quickly and rising sharply in response to the rainfall. Areas most at risk are Lower Street, Rattlesden, the Ford at Wash Lane, Onehouse and around Ford Bridge, Combs Ford. The forecast is for further light rain during today, Friday 20 December 2019. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow, but these are not expected to be heavy. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are closely monitoring the situation.