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 17 Feb 2020 08:53
River levels are still high on the Western Rother, but are now beginning to fall, after Storm Dennis's widespread heavy rain. Flood impacts will continue to affect fields, gardens, roads near Lower Street, Fittleworth. Large amounts of water will be in the fields. Properties that may still be affected include Mill Properties and cottages close to Fittleworth Bridge. Please continue to take care in and around flood affected areas, flood water can contain hidden dangers. Rain has now cleared, and only isolated showers are expected until Thursday 20/2/2020. These showers are unlikely to cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. River levels may not return to normal until Wednesday morning 19/2/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 11:00 18/2/2020.
Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:25
River levels are rising in Fittleworth and property flooding is expected from 17:00 16/02/2020. Storm Dennis has brought 50 mm of rain to the Western Rother. This is a significant amount. In addition extensive water affecting fields, gardens, roads is expected. Impacts could be similar to Christmas 2013. Locations could include: Mill properties and cottages close to Fittleworth Bridge. Large amounts of water will be in the fields. Lower Street will be affected by flood water. With rain easing and only isolated showers through to midweek, river levels should begin to fall by Tuesday 18/02/2020. Please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding, including Lower Street, Fittleworth. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 18:00 17/02/2020.