Flood alert as heavy rainfall hits Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 30th December, 2021 - 10:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Flooded River Ribble near London Road Pic: @vladivir
Flooded River Ribble near London Road in 2021 Pic: @vladivir

The flood alert was removed at 8am on Friday 31 December.


A flood alert has been issued for Preston and South Ribble as heavy rainfall sees river levels rising.

Areas most at risk of flooding are the lower River Ribble from Samlesbury and the River Darwen from Darwen including Preston, Walton-le-Dale and Higher Walton.

The alert has been in place since 5pm today (Thursday 30 December), with river levels expected to remain high overnight.

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The government’s Check For Flooding service says: “We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area.

“Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water.”

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