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  • Severe flood warnings expected

    High sea levels combined with strong winds and large waves will increase the risk of coastal flooding along the south west and southern coasts tonight and into Wednesday. After the wettest January on record in places, further widespread rain – falling on already saturated ground – could cause river and surface water flooding in the south and west of England as well as parts of the ...

  • OTT issues Flood Warning

    Nigel Grimsley, Managing Director of OTT Hydrometry is urging those responsible for flood prevention and management to take action this summer to ensure they are protected before the arrival of severe weather. “Saturated soil and blocked channels contribute to the severity of flooding, but in many cases it is the location and intensity of rainfall that contributes to the speed with which ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Mississippi flood warnings

    Emergency officials warned another 200 homeowners at the weekend in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. The Mississippi River, swollen with winter snow melt and rain, is carrying near-record flows slowly south to New Orleans where the crest may be at least two weeks away. The river is projected ...


  • Severe flood warnings remain as further flooding expected

    High sea levels, strong winds and large waves will increase the risk of coastal flooding this week. Severe flood warnings are in force for along the River Severn today, as high sea levels and heavy rain threaten to cause further flooding this week. Homes protected from flooding Since Friday evening over 87,000 homes have been protected from flooding and over 74,000 ...

  • Early warning system for pluvial flooding

    An early warning system for pluvial flooding caused by surface water runoff has been developed and could be implemented in the near future. The method offers greater warning and better targeting of resources. Pluvial flooding occurs when large volumes of surface water, typically from heavy rainfall, accumulate causing overland flow and ponding which is unable to drain away. Urban underground ...

  • New flood warning service for Whiston

    Residents in Whiston will soon be benefiting from a new flood warning service after the Environment Agency installed a river gauge on Whiston Brook. The Environment Agency installed the gauge following the flooding in 2007. The Environment Agency and Whiston Parish Council are hosting the joint drop-in session for all residents of Whiston to listen to feedback on the new flood warning area which ...

  • Environment Agency warns of continued flood risk

    Current situation Communities in Dorset, Oxfordshire, south Wiltshire, Hampshire and along the river Thames are being urged to remain prepared for more flooding today and the remainder of the week. More unsettled weather over the next few days will see rain falling on already saturated ground increasing the chance of flooding. Along Dorset’s south west coast large waves and ...

  • River Thames severe flood warnings downgraded

    River levels to remain to remain high in southern England. Still a risk of flooding The Environment Agency has downgraded its 14 Severe Flood Warnings for the River Thames - a decision taken in conjunction with the emergency services and local authorities. River levels on the Thames are gradually falling but will still remain high and property could be flooded for some time. ...

  • Three severe flood warnings in place for Dorset

    The Environment Agency has this afternoon issued two further severe flood warnings for flooding along the Dorset coast. Current situation In addition to the severe flood warning already in place for Iford Bridge Home Park on the Lower River Stour in Bournemouth, the Environment Agency is warning people along the coast at Preston Beach in the Lodmore area of Weymouth and the ...

  • Intelligent monitoring system provides flood warnings

    Water level sensing technology from OTT Hydrometry is being used in an intelligent flood warning system that has been installed at a ford in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The system, which was designed and installed by SWARCO Traffic, monitors water level in the Finham Brook where it passes under the A452, and warns drivers when potentially dangerous conditions arise. Working closely with ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Environment Agency warns of further flooding across the south

    People who live along the lower reaches of the River Thames in Surrey should remain prepared for further flooding this weekend as water levels continue to rise slowly in response to recent rainfall. There is also an ongoing risk of flooding from the Rivers Parret in Somerset and the Severn in the Midlands. High groundwater levels mean we are likely to see continued flooding in areas such as the ...

  • New community focus for UK flood warnings

    Residents in parts of Hertfordshire and London will now receive flood warnings targeted more specifically to their community, following developments to the Environment Agency’s flood warning service. The Environment Agency is to more than double the number of flood warning areas on the Rivers Colne an Crane catchments to 36, and at the same time the Floodline quickdial numbers will change. ...

  • North Sea Coast weather and flood warnings

    Strong winds and large waves could cause minor disruption along the North Sea coast on Thursday from Yorkshire to Essex. Spray and waves may overtop sea walls and people are urged to stay safe and avoid coastal paths and promenades. The high winds and localised flooding on roads could make driving conditions difficult in coastal areas. Stay up to date with the latest weather forecasts and ...

  • Environment Agency issues severe flood warnings for coastal flooding

    The Environment Agency has (as of 1600 Thursday) issued 12 severe flood warnings for coastal communities as strong winds combine with high tides and large waves from the early hours of tomorrow (Friday 3 January). Severe flood warnings – the highest category of warning – indicate a danger to life and property and have been issued for the following locations as of 1600: Cornwall: ...

  • Severe flood warnings in force as rain shows no signs of abating

    Further rain increasing flood risk this week, with coastal impacts expected at the weekend Successive bands of rain expected Severe flood warnings are in place for Somerset today as successive bands of rain show no signs of easing. Further heavy rainfall is expected today (Thursday), Friday and Saturday, exacerbating the risks of flooding from rivers and surface water across the ...

  • Communities urged to stay vigilant as severe flood warnings remain in force

    Strong winds, a storm surge and high tides combined to cause flooding to communities across the country including Looe, Polperro and Mevagissey in Cornwall and Dartmouth and Lynmouth in Devon. Elsewhere, high tides have affected the north west, south east and tidal reaches of the river Severn. A second high tide will affect coastal areas this evening and people are being urged to remain vigilant. ...

  • Communities along the River Thames and in Somerset warned to expect more flooding

    Heavy rain is expected on Wednesday. Environment Agency teams continue to be out in force across England - day and night - to minimise the impact of flooding. Further disruption from flooding Since Monday afternoon, approximately 70 properties have flooded along the River Thames, and this figure is set to rise. Flooded communities include Datchet, Wraysbury and Chertsey. Windsor ...

  • Flood warnings remain but river levels set to fall slowly this week

    The Environment Agency is continuing to work 24/7 to protect communities River levels are expected to remain high for several more days, especially along the Thames and Severn, but levels are starting to gradually fall this week. Severe flood warnings for the Thames were downgraded yesterday in response to this improving picture, but property could be flooded for some time. Flood Warnings remain ...

  • New international system for early flood warning in the Danube River Basin

    The first international system for forecasting Danube floods and providing early flood warning was launched on 10th March 2008 by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Following the disastrous 2002 floods in the Danube and Elbe river basins, the new system will provide the national authorities of countries in the Danube ...


  • Water Level Sensors Provide Real-time Flood Warnings in Iowa

    To create the world’s most sophisticated flood monitoring and forecasting system, the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) uses more than 200 Senix ToughSonic 30 and ToughSonic 50 ultrasonic sensors to measure water levels in streams across the state. Data collected from the sensors are automatically sent to the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), ...


    By Senix Corporation

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