Flood warnings in Hastings and Rother

Brede Valley,  4/1/16. SUS-160401-140513001
Brede Valley, 4/1/16. SUS-160401-140513001

After last night’s heavy rainfall flood warnings remain in place across Hastings and Rother today (Tuesday, January 5).

As of 9.16am, a ‘flood alert’ meaning flooding is possible remained in place for Combe Haven.

“Some flood impacts at Crowhurst and those areas adjacent to the river are likely including surface water issues,” said a spokesman.

“Please remain vigilant and keep an eye on the weather forecast.

“Environment Agency teams are maintaining assets and continuing to monitor the overall situation.”

The agency said flooding was ‘possible’ at several locations again today, although water levels are expected to begin to drop.

The Cuckmere & Pevensey Levels at Sheepwash Bridge recorded a water level of 2.28 metres at 8am today.

Flooding is generally considered possible over 1.8 metres.

The Cuckmere at Crowhurst was recorded at 5.86 metres at 7.45am today, above its normal range 5.05 to 5.6 metres.

At 6.30am, the agency said flooding was possible at the Dudwell Tributary Rother at Browns Bridge.

“The latest information recorded at this location indicates the river is above its typical range of 0.06 metres to 1.40 metres,” it said.

Yesterday, saw water levels peak at 2.02 metres.

The Royal Military Canal Outflow Sea at Hundred House Bridge peaked at 1.68 metres at 6pm last night.

At 6.45am today, the level was 0.98 metres, its normal range is 0 to 0.43 metres.

And finally, The Brede at Winchelsea Strand Bridge went over its normal range of 0.19 to 2.5 metres at 8.30am this morning, reaching 2.51 metres.

The Environment Agency is expected to update flood warnings at midday today.

If you have been affected by flooding you can contact the newsdesk by emailing hastings.observer@jpress.co.uk, bexobs@trbeckett.co.uk or rye.battle@jpress.co.uk.

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