Alert of Heavy Rainfall Thursday 20th September 2018

Alert message sent 19/09/2018 15:12:00

Information sent on behalf of The Environment Agency

This is an information message warning of a period of heavy rainfall from midday Thursday into Friday morning.  There is the potential for some Flood Alerts being issued for parts of Cumbria during this period.  This means that flooding is possible to low lying land and roads.

There may also be a possibility of some Flood Warnings being issued, however we will monitor the forecasts closely for likely impacts and will issue warnings accordingly.


General Advice

Be flood ready. It is important that you are prepared for flooding and we encourage you to take 3 simple steps:-

  1. Sign up to the Flood Warning Service to receive free flood warnings.
  2. Know what to do when a flood warning is issued.  We encourage you have a personal flood plan for you and your family
  3. Keep an eye on the situation.  You can view at 5 day weather forecast and monitor river and sea levels online at and

 Further information is available on our website or by ringing Floodline on 0345 988 1188


*Please note that this messaging system is not routinely monitored.  If you would like to respond to this message please e-mail

Message sent by
Marina Powell (Environment Agency , Flood Resilience Team Leader, Cumbria)

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