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Flood Alert issued

Flood alert issued 16th January, 4.50pm;

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.

This is a pre-emptive alert based on forecast rain overnight from 09:00pm. River levels are forecast to rise overnight. 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 and roads along the River Rother, particularly around Robertsbridge. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures. 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 tomorrow morning (17/01/2020), or as the situation changes.

To check the latest information for your area
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* 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.