Flood Alert issued, 28th January

Flood Alert issued.

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency at 11.10 on Tursday 28th January, it will mainly affect low lying roads and fields and flooding of property is not expected.

Any updates received will be published on the Parish Council website and Facebook page.

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Flood Alert in force: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal.
Flooding is possible for: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal, including Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Salehurst and Bodiam.            Be prepared.

Following heavy overnight rainfall on wet catchments, river levels have risen on the River Rother. It is anticipated that levels will continue to rise through today, 28 January 2021. Property flooding is not expected, but low lying land and roads may be inundated through the day of 28 January 2021.

We are monitoring the situation and have teams patrolling the catchment. The forecast for tonight is for further light rainfall, with unsettled weather set to continue for several days to come.

Members of the public should avoid flood water and stay aware, as further information may be forthcoming.

To check the latest information for your area visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/064WAF351

Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 217019.   Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

Flood Alert issued

Flood Alert issued by the Environmemt Agency.

Low lying roads and fields likely to be affected.

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.
Flood Alert in force: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal.
Flooding is possible for: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal, including Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Salehurst and Bodiam.

River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. We expect flooding of roads and low lying land from 1am tomorrow, 21/01/2021. We expect flooding to affect low lying land and roads close to the river, particularly in the Crowhurst Bridge area and around Shrub Lane. Low lying land and roads along the River Rother, particularly around Robertsbridge. Further rainfall is forecast over the next until 2 am on 21/01/2021.

We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. 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  by 9am on 21/01/2021, or as the situation changes.

To check the latest information for your area  visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/064WAF351  or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 217019.

FLOOD WARNING update

Update at 10am 28th December – Flood Warning no longer in force.

River Rother at Etchingham

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

River levels are falling but remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected to continue overnight into Monday 28 December. Further heavy showers are expected overnight which could cause river levels to rise again and threaten low lying properties again at Etchingham from 8am on Monday morning. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the day on Monday. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message by 9am on Monday 28 December, or as the situation changes.

This information was last updated at 

FLOOD WARNING issued

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency.

 (Some low lying properties at risk of flood)

Flood Warning in force: River Rother at Etchingham.

Flooding is expected for: Etchingham, including areas along the railway east and south of the village.

Immediate action required.

River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of property, roads and low lying land is expected between from midday today, including low lying property at Etchingham.
We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday 27 December 2020.
We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required.
Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued.
This message will be updated by 8pm this evening, or as the situation changes.

What you should consider doing now

* Act on your flood plan if you have one.

* Move your family and pets to a safe place.

* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

* Use flood protection equipment, such as flood barriers, air brick covers and pumps to protect your property. Any equipment should be professionally supplied and installed to help reduce the impact of flood water.

* Move important items upstairs or to a safe place in your property, starting with cherished items of personal value that you will not be able to replace (such as family photographs). Next move valuables (such as computers), movable furniture and furnishings.

* You may need to leave your property, so pack a bag with enough items for a few nights away. Include essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance information, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

* Turn off gas, electricity and water mains supplies before flood water starts to enter your property. Never touch an electrical switch if you are standing in water.

* If it is safe to do so, make sure neighbours are aware of the situation and offer help to anyone who may need it.

* Listen to the advice of the emergency services and be ready to evacuate your property if told to do so. Most evacuation centres will let you bring your pets.

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you’ve been in contact with it.

To check the latest information for your area visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/064FWF51A

Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 317018.

Flood Alert update

Flood Alert update;

Issued 8.35am on Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

River levels remain high and are rising again at Crowhurst Bridge in response to some heavy showers last night. Further flooding of low lying land close to the river is possible from later this afternoon, particularly in locations around Crowhurst Bridge and Etchingham. Further heavy showers are expected during the day today which could continue into Thursday morning. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses in the area. This Flood Alert message will be updated by 9pm this evening, Wednesday 23 December, or as the situation changes.

This information was last updated at 

Flood Alert issued

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

21st December 2020, 12.45.

Flood Alert in force: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal.
Flooding is possible for: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal, including Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Salehurst and Bodiam.                   Be prepared.

River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall.  Flooding is expected from 2pm this afternoon, Monday 21 December. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the river, particularly in the Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham and Robertsbridge areas. Property flooding is not expected.

The rainfall is expected to clear this afternoon, but further heavy showers are possible this evening. We expect river levels to remain high until Tuesday afternoon, 22 December. We are closely monitoring the situation.  Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses in the area. This message will be updated by 9pm this evening, Monday 21 December, or as the situation changes.

To check the latest information for your area visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/064WAF351

Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 217019.

Updates will be posted on the Parish Council social media pages and sent out on the Parish Council Email Messaging Service, if you are not already on the mailing list enter your name and email address at the bottom of any page on the Parish Council website and you will be added to the list.

Flood alert issued

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

3rd December, 18.15.

Flood Alert in force: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal.

Flooding is possible for: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal, including Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Salehurst and Bodiam.

Be prepared.

River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall during Thursday 3 December.  Flooding of roads and low lying land is a possibility at any location near the river around Etchingham, Robertsbridge and Bodiam,  and minor flooding is expected between 11:00 pm on Thursday 3 December and Friday evening. Peak levels will be similar to the flooding on 16 November 2020. The internal flooding of properties is not expected at this point.  We currently expect river levels to stabilise on Friday but may rise again over the weekend with more wet weather due on Saturday.   We are closely monitoring the situation.  Our incident response staff are clearing trash screens and checking on river structures.  Please take care near the river and on flooded roads.  This message will be updated by 08:00 am on Friday, or as the situation changes.
To check the latest information for your area visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/064WAF351 or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 217019.

Flood Alert issued

Flood Alert issued, 15th November.

The Environment Agency issued a Flood Alert at 7.40am Sunday 15th November, only low lying land is expected to be affected and flooding of property is not expected at this stage, details below.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.
Flood Alert in force: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal.
Flooding is possible for: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal, including Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Salehurst and Bodiam. Be prepared.
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected from 10:00 am this morning, Sunday 15 November, particularly in the Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham and Robertsbridge area. Flooding of property is not expected at this stage. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 4pm today or as the situation changes.
To check the latest information for your area visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast:

Flood Alert issued

Flood Alert Issued;

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Flood Alert in force: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal.
Flooding is possible for: River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal, including Crowhurst Bridge, Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Salehurst and Bodiam.                  Be prepared.

River levels are high and rising slowly in the upper catchment of the River Rother as a result of heavy overnight rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the river, particularly in the Crowhurst Bridge area and around Shrub Lane. Also low lying land and roads along the River Rother, particularly around Etchingham and Robertsbridge.   The forecast for today is for scattered sometimes heavy downpours

We are closely monitoring the situation.  Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Be aware that as levels rise some footpaths and rural roads may become impassable.

This message will be updated later this afternoon 25/10/2020

To check the latest information for your area visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/064WAF351