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