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11th January 2016 – A Flood Alert has been issued for the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire and parts of East Bedfordshire.

Flooding is possible for River Great Ouse from Wyboston in Bedfordshire through St Neots, Offord and St Ives to Earith in Cambridgeshire .

Low lying land and roads will be affected first.

Be prepared to protect yourself, family, pets and property.

River levels at Tempsford on the River Great Ouse are rising following rainfall overnight and this morning. The forecast is for showers to persist through the remainder of Monday. Tuesday morning is due to be dry, but more rain is forecast for Tuesday afternoon and evening. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.

– Prepare a flood kit including a torch, batteries, mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you may need.

– Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.

– Farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

– Keep an eye on local water levels and weather conditions. Visit the Environment Agency website for river level and flooding information.

– Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial 03361 for up-to-date flooding information.


Environment Agency Flood Incident Management
Brampton Office, Bromholme Lane
Brampton, Huntingdon
PE28 4NE
Floodline Tel: 0345 988 1188
Environment Agency Tel: 0800 80 70 60

10th January 2016 – heavy rain

Recent heavy rain caused Longstanton Brook to rise and become blocked by several obstructions. Flood group members cleared blockages and called out South Cambs District Council who removed some more.

Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped the village to dodge a bullet.