Flood Alert Info - River Stour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire

Area Description

River Stour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire.

This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 12 Aug 2018 14:43
River Stour, Smestow Brook
This flood alert has been issued as a precautionary measure following the forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms in the area from later this afternoon into early evening (Sunday 12 August 2018). There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 11:37
River Stour, Smestow Brook
This Flood Alert remains in force as a precautionary measure due to the possibility of thunderstorms in this area from this afternoon (Friday 27 July 2018) through to Saturday morning. There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jul 2018 12:42
River Stour, Smestow Brook
This Flood Alert is being issued as a precautionary measure following the forecast of thunderstorms in this area. This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area from this afternoon (Thursday 26 July 2018) through to Saturday morning. There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jul 2018 10:14
River Stour, Smestow Brook
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today (Friday 13 July). There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jul 2018 13:47
River Stour, Smestow Brook
This flood alert has been issued as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area today (Thursday 12 July). There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. River and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 27 May 2018 18:01
River Stour, Smestow Brook
The Met Office have issued an AMBER weather warning for rain between 16:48 and 21:00 this evening (Sunday 27 May), due to the potential for thunderstorms across the midlands. This Flood Alert is therefore being issued as a PRECAUTION. These thunderstorms could result in the rapid rising of river levels and the rapid flooding of low lying land and roads. It is not possible for us to know where these storms could occur, so please remain vigilant and monitor your own local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, liaising with our professional partners, and have staff out checking for and clearing blockages. We will issue Updates, Flood Alerts and/or Flood Warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 17:24
Stour, Smestow Brook
Persistent wintry showers have been experienced within the River Stour and Smestow Brook catchment throughout the day (Sunday 21 January). This has resulted in river levels rising in this area and as a precaution we have issued the flood alert as there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. We expect the wintry showers to continue through the night and for river levels to remain raised until tomorrow morning, however no flooding of properties is expected and no warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. We are currently monitoring the situation


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 07:59
Stour, Smestow Brook
Heavy rain has fallen within the River Stour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire catchment last night (Tuesday 26 December 2017). This has resulted in river levels rising in this area. Further rainfall is expected today. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our website with any developments in the forecast. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website