09.08am Saturday 8th December Flood Alert no longer in force.The EA have cancelled their Flood Alert and sent the following explanation:
"We issued the alert on Friday evening as you are aware, and fortunately no flooding was experienced. This is because we were able to make weir movements to manage the level of the Thames. However there was some miscommunication between our incident staff about these weir movements, which meant that we issued the alert when we didn’t need to do so. We will make sure this issue is covered at our next training session with our incident staff. Thank you for sharing the alert and asking for feedback from the community. "
7.50pm Friday 7th December The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for the River Thames from Hurley to Cookham.
The River Thames upstream at Cookham Lock is at 14cm. This is much below the level at which serious community problems like the closure of the Moor Road occur (100cm). Cookham Parish Council Flood Committee is watching the situation closely. We are surprised to see that we are the only area in Berkshire on Flood Alert. Normally if there is a problem on the Thames, the Cut, Datchet and other areas are on flood alert too. Please report any flooding problems in Cookham to email@example.com or post below. The next text is the EAs, and the posts below give local forecasts and information pulled together for Cookham by the Parish Council Flood Committee.
A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.
Flood Alert in force: River Thames from Hurley to Cookham.
Flooding is possible for: River Thames from Hurley to Cookham including Harleyford, Bisham, Marlow and Bourne End.
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Thames have been rising slowly throughout the day in response to recent rainfall.. It is expected to be relatively dry overnight and into tomorrow morning. Levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible tonight (07/12/2018), especially in the Hurley area.
We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to River and Sea levels in England for current levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning if not before.
To check the latest information for your area
* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/061WAF23Hurley
* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 173199 .
* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.
What you should consider doing now
* Check your flood response plans to see how your organisation needs to respond.
* To report flooding in your area, or to contact your local Environment Agency Duty Officer, call the Incident Communication Service on 0845 850 3518.