BREAKING NEWS: Homes at risk of flooding in Hellingly and Horsebridge area

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

The Environment Agency has issued its second highest flood warning for the Hellingly and Horsebridge area - and says homes could be at risk.

Just after 4pm this afternoon (Sunday, January 3), the agency issued a flood warning for the Cuckmere River and Bull River at Hellingly and Horsebridge, including Mill Lane, Station Road and the A271 at Lower Horsebridge.

Roads, property, outhouses and gardens are expected to be flooded in the immediate area.

The Environment Agency said: “Due to further frontal rain which has moved in from the west this morning on top of the persistent rainfall over the New Year the catchment is saturated and very responsive.

“Ditches and culverts could become inundated adjacent to the river and flooding to roads, property, outhouses and gardens is expected in the Hellingly and Horsebridge area.

“Based on current forecast, levels are looking to peak this evening although further unsettled weather will remain throughout the week.

“Environment Agency teams are maintaining assets and monitoring the overall situation.”

Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 012431 to get more information.

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