Red flood warnings, Rivers Strat and Neet at Helebridge and Bush

A red flood alert (the most severe) is in force for Helebridge and River Strat from Bush to Pinch Bridge, excluding Stratton.

 

Persistent rain in the area has caused the Rivers Strat and Neet to rise rapidly.

A further 20-30mm of rain is forecast this evening with flooding possible.

Properties and low lying areas at Helebridge, and low lying areas including the Caravan Park at Bush will start to flood first. The river level is expected to peak at around 7pm and could remain high for several hours afterwards. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas.

The river level is expected to peak at around 7pm and could remain high for several hours afterwards.

Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas.

Residents are strongly urged to take action now.

Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings.

Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.

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