Flooding possible at Buxted

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for Buxted.

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

The River Uck is rising steadily in response to 17mm of rainfall this morning. A further 8mm of rainfall is forecast before the end of the day. Flooding is expected from 16:00 05/03/2020. Isolated riverside properties through Buxted, near the White Hart pub and areas around Hempstead Mill will be affected. Thursday evening and Friday will be relatively dry, so river levels should begin to fall from 01:00 on Friday 06/03/2020. However, further rain is forecast into next week and so levels may rise and flood risk could return again. Flood protection products are recommended to be installed in Buxted now if you have them, and take steps to reduce the impact of flooding. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 12:00 06/03/2020.

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River Uck – The Mill

Flooding is possible – be prepared

The River Uck is rising steadily in response to 10mm of rainfall this morning. A further 15mm of rain is forecast before the end of the day. River levels are predicted to continue to rise and flooding is possible from 14:30 05/03/2020. Properties could be affected, as well as water affecting fields, gardens and rural roads. Locations could include riverside properties through Buxted, near the White Hart pub and Hempstead Mill, The Roller Mill, Mill Lane, River Way, Bridge Cottage and Bell Walk, Uckfield and properties around Isfield Mill and Isfield Bridge. Friday will be relatively dry, so river levels should begin to fall from 02:00 in Buxted and 10:00 in Isfield on Friday 06/03/2020. However, further rain is forecast into next week and so river levels may yet rise again. We will operate our flood sign in Uckfield to share this message. Please install flood protection products, in Buxted and Isfield now, if you have them. We will update this message by 12:00 06/03/2020

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