Flood Warning Info - The River Brett from Lavenham to Higham

Area Description

The River Brett from Lavenham to Higham, including Monks Eleigh and Hadleigh.
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


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 13:24
Brett
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside areas. River levels are beginning to drop but will remain responsive to further rainfall. Areas most at risk are Lavenham, Brent Eleigh, Monks Eleigh, Chelsworth, Semer, Ash St, Kersey Mill, Hadleigh, Upper Layham, and Shelley, including the A1079 at Hadleigh and the A1141. The forecast is for rain showers this afternoon with some heavier rain overnight and into tomorrow morning. Flood water is dangerous. Don't put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as necessary.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 14:58
Brett
This message has been issued because there is a possibility of some flooding to homes and businesses. The River Brett is rising steadily in response to the rainfall. Areas most at risk are Lavenham, Brent Eleigh, Monks Eleigh, Chelsworth, Semer, Ash St, Kersey Mill, Hadleigh, Upper Layham, and Shelley, including the A1079 at Hadleigh and the A1141. The forecast is for further light rain during Friday 20 December 2019. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow, but these are not expected to be heavy. Take care on riverside footpaths and don't put yourself in unnecessary danger. We are closely monitoring the situation.