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Flood warnings

Key links

Current flood warnings in the South East

The current flood warnings in the South East are shown below the 'Key links' box to the right.

You can also find out the current flood warning situation by checking the Environment Agency website or by calling Floodline on 0845 9881188.

River and sea level live monitoring

The Environment Agency measures river and sea levels across England and Wales by collecting data from its monitoring stations along the rivers and the coast. Find out more on the Environment Agency website.

Floodline Warnings Direct is a free service provided by the Environment Agency to warn residents in flood risk areas about river flooding.

Alerts can be sent by phone, mobile, email, text message and pager. Sign up online on the Environment Agency website or call Floodline on 0845 9881188.

Flood warnings

Alert me: surface water flood warnings

Although we have good data on where flooding has occurred before during heavy rainfall, accurate predictions are difficult. These are based on monitoring where rain is expected to fall and the intensity of the rainfall.

The Met Office and Flood Forecasting Centre put out rainfall warnings and Flood Guidance statements. At West Sussex County Council we forward the higher risk alerts (amber and above) to all subscribers via Alert me, our email alert system:

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