Flood alerts in place for Rochdale and Littleborough
Date published: 19 January 2021
River levels are expected to increase and pass through the flood alert threshold at around 2.30pm before peaking at around 7pm tonight
Flood alerts are in place across the borough, with the arrival of Storm Christoph (Tuesday 19 January).
River levels are expected to increase and pass through the flood alert threshold at around 2.30pm before peaking at around 7pm tonight.
Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days due to Storm Christoph.
The Environment Agency says: “Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue flood warnings if necessary.
“Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, be aware of your surroundings, and keep up to date with the current situation.”
As of 10.30pm on Tuesday, the river in Littleborough has been recorded at 1.1m (up from 0.78m at 10.45am), and at 1.51m (up from 1.13m at 10.45am) in Rochdale.
The highest level forecast in Littleborough in the next 36 hours is 1.44m at 5.15pm Wednesday 20 January. Flooding of low-lying land may occur with levels above 1m, with potential property flooding above 1.54m.
The highest level forecast in Rochdale over the next 36 hours is 2.44m at 4.45pm Wednesday 20 January. Flooding of low-lying land may occur with levels above 1.5m, with potential property flooding above 1.91m.
Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation.
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