A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency.
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 low lying property, roads and low lying land is expected imminently today, Thursday 3 November 2022. Further rainfall is forecast overnight into Friday 4 November 2022.

We are continuing to monitor the situation and our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from the rivers.
This message will be updated by 20:00, 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.

* 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:

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

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.