Some parts of East Hagbourne adjacent to Hacca’s Brook have suffered infrequent, but significant flooding events, the most recent of which were in 2007/08 and 1990. Since 2007, East Hagbourne Parish Council has worked closely with the authorities to minimise the liklihood of future flooding through improved maintenance of the stream. As part of this effort, local volunteers are playing their part in keeping the stream clear both where it runs through gardens and downstream from Blewbury Road.
The Summary Sheet contains information on how to recognise when there is a risk of flooding and what action to take, who including key contact details.
The Flood Plan – Issue 3 contains: How to guard against flooding. What to do if there is a flood. Our Strategy for maintaining the stream and road surface water drains. Who to contact.
See the Flooding Document Archive for other relevant documents.
Dear flood warning customer,
You are registered with the Environment Agency’s Floodline Warnings Direct service. This is the first important step. We wanted to let you know about other services and information that can help you prepare for flooding.
- Check online for the current risk of flooding. You can search to see if any flood warnings or alerts have been issued for your area. You can also view the river or sea levels for the past 5 days.
- Find out what the flood forecast is for the next 3 days. This can give you an early sign of whether flooding is expected.
- Think about what you would do in a flood. Consider developing a personal flood plan.
- Consider buying flood protection or adapting your home to make it more resilient to flooding. Use the flood protection advisor to find out how much it could cost to protect your home.
- Let us know where flooding is occurring. Report and view weather impacts on the Met Office’s weather observation website. This information can help inform others about severe weather and flooding and can be used to improve warnings and response.
Know your flood warnings
Flooding is possible.
Issued 2 hours to 2 days in advance of flooding.
Flooding is expected.
Immediate action required.
Issued half an hour to 1 day in advance of flooding.
Danger to life.
Issued when flooding poses a significant threat to life.
As a Floodline Warnings Direct customer, you receive Flood Warning and Severe Flood Warnings along with messages to tell you that these warnings are no longer in force. Flood Alert messages are optional and give you an early indication that flooding is possible. Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 to check what messages you are registered to receive.
Remember, floods destroy. Be prepared.
The Environment Agency