Flood warnings in Nottinghamshire: Residents told to expect flooding across the region

A number of alerts and warnings have been issued.
Flood warnings and alerts issued across NottinghamshireFlood warnings and alerts issued across Nottinghamshire
Flood warnings and alerts issued across Nottinghamshire

Flood warnings and alerts have been issued for Nottinghamshire with some areas being told to take action right away.

Four warnings are currently in place and ask residents to take action immediately as there could be damage to properties, with flooding said to be "expected" on the official government website.

The warning are in place for the following areas:

  • Baker Lane Brook and Titchfield Park Brook at Hucknall.
  • River Erewash at Stapleford from the M1 to the playing fields south of Moorbridge Lane and Boundary Brook up to Trowell Road.
  • River Maun at Edwinstowe and Ollerton including the junction on A614 Mansfield Road and Ollerton Road.
  • River Maun at Sherwood Forest Caravan Park near Kings Clipstone including roads to riverside farms.

What to do if you get a flood warning

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A flood warning means you need to act: flooding is expected. You should do all the actions for a flood alert, but also:

  • move vehicles to higher ground if it’s safe to do so
  • move family and pets to safety
  • move important items upstairs or to a safe place in your property, starting with cherished items and valuables, then furniture and furnishings
  • turn off gas, electricity and water supplies if it’s safe to do so; never touch an electrical switch if you’re standing in water
  • if you have property protection products such as flood barriers, or air brick covers, use them now
  • keep track of the latest flood risk situation

There are also five, less serious, flood alerts currently in operation across the region, where flooding is said to be "possible":

  • Loughborough urban watercourses and local tributaries to the River Soar including: Black Brook, Wood Brook, Burleigh Brook, Grace Dieu Brook, Hermitage Brook, Sileby Brook, Long Whatton Brook, King's Brook and Kingston Brook.
  • River Erewash from Kirkby-in-Ashfield to the River Trent at Attenborough.
  • Tributaries of the River Erewash including Golden Brook, Beauvale Brook, Bailey Brook, Boundary Brook and Golden Stream close to the border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
  • River Leen including Day Brook and Tottle Brook in Nottinghamshire.
  • River Maun in Nottinghamshire including Mansfield, Edwinstowe, Ollerton and Milton.

What to do if you get a flood alert

A flood alert means you need to prepare: flooding is possible.

If you haven’t already done so, you should:

  • sign up for flood warnings
  • keep up to date with the latest flood risk situation - call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood updates
  • have a bag ready with vital items like insurance documents and medications in case you need to leave your home
  • check you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies
  • plan how you'll move family and pets to safety

If you have any concerns you can call Floodline for advice on 0345 988 1188.

What will the weather be like over the coming days?

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There's a mixed bad of weather forecast for the region over the coming days.

Experts at the Met Office say that some light rain and possible hail showers are on the agenda today (Monday, September 18).

More consistent rain is expected over Tuesday and Wednesday before drying up towards the end of the week.