Homes at risk of flooding in Crowhurst


The Environment Agency has warned that homes in Crowhurst are in danger of flooding, as the heavy rain continues.

The EA issued a Flood Warning this morning (Thursday, January 7) for the Powdermill Stream at Crowhurst between the former Post Office to the recreation ground south of Sandrock Hill - the second highest warning level available.

A spokesperson for the Agency said: “The river level through Crowhurst is steadily rising this morning following the overnight rain.

“We expect the river level to rise by about a further 50 centimetres at which level flooding may occur to small sections of the recreation ground and possibly to individual properties by the junction of Sampsons Lane.

“Residents with flood protection products should deploy them as a precaution, if not already done so.

“Further showers are possible through this morning, but river levels should fall through the dry period this afternoon and Friday 8 January 2016.”

Meanwhile a Flood Alert has been put in place this morning on the River Tillingham and it’s tributaries, from Beckley Furnace to Rye, including the Tilling Green Estate to the railway line and the River Brede and it’s tributaries from Sedlescombe Bridge to Rye, including Winchelsea.

A Flood Alert remains in place in Combe Haven, but all warnings for the River Rother have been lifted.

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