Lower Torridge area

Flood alert

Flooding is possible overnight on Thursday and into Friday morning. Heavy rainfall is forecast to fall in the River Torridge area until early Friday morning. This has meant that the River Torridge is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land including car parking areas and roads close to the river from around 3:30am on Friday morning. Residents may need to install flood boards to prevent wash generated from cars from entering properties. Further rain is forecast overnight on Friday. This will cause river levels to rise again with further flooding expected in the area. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated on Friday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 4:30pm, Thursday 28th October.

Flood Warning Area Details

Dolton, Great Torrington, Bideford and Westward Ho! areas

Counties covered: Devon

Watercourses covered: River Torridge, Kenwith Stream

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Lower Torridge area.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Note: the area shown on the map is the area covered by flood alerts and warnings. It is not a live map of current flooding. The area covered broadly equates to the area where the risk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Torridge (Lower) from Dolton to Bideford, including Taddiport and Weare Giffard
riverside locations and roads between Dolton and Bideford, including New Bridge, Beaford Bridge, Taddiport, Rolle Bridge, Weare Giffard, Annery Kiln, and the A386, A3124 and B3227 at Great Torrington and Taddiport

No current or recent warnings.

Kenwith Stream at Bideford
Northam Road, Kingsley Road, Alexandra Terrace, Elmdale Road, Newton Road, Meadowville Road, Copps Close and Stanhope Terrace in Bideford

No current or recent warnings.

Upper Torridge area
Rivers Torridge, Waldon and Lew, including Black Torrington, Milton Damerel and Hatherleigh areas, and coastal streams in the Hartland and Clovelly areas

No current or recent warnings.

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