Flood alert for Crawley area

Flood warnings have been issued today by The Environment Agency.
Flood warnings have been issued today by The Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency is warning of potential flooding in the area following heavy rainfall this weekend.

A flood alert has been issued for Ifield Brook, Upper River Mole, Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream, including Ifield, Lowfield Heath, Charlwood, Hookwood, Bewbush, Furnace Green, Maidenbower, Crawley, Horley, Copthorne and Salfords.

The Environment Agency said this morning (Sunday, January 3): “We are issuing a flood alert based on the forecast rainfall.

“The Mole has received 16mm of rain in the last 24 hours on already saturated ground and a further period of heavy rainfall is expected throughout Sunday.

“If we receive all of the predicted rain there is a chance that the Upper Mole at Horley may come out of bank, leading to flooding of nearby roads and low-lying land.

“We do not expect any property flooding from the rivers at this stage. Surface water flooding is also possible.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and update this flood alert tomorrow morning.”

Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 173491 to get more information.

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