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The Environment Agency have launched a new flood warning service for Braithwaite, Cumbria and in areas of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire

Posted: 08/12/22

On 7 December 2022 a new flood warning service was launched in the following areas:

  • Braithwaite (Cumbria)
  • Eagley Brook at Egerton (Bolton)
  • Lee’s Bridge (unnamed) watercourse at Bolton (Bolton)
  • River Wheelock and Arcild Brook at Wheelock (Cheshire East)
  • Black and Clipsley Brooks at Blackbrook, St Helens (St Helens)
  • Shakerley Brook at Hindsford (Wigan)
  • Whittle and Kempnough Brooks at Linnyshaw to Roe Green (Salford)

This work is part of a national Environment Agency project to expand flood warnings to previously hard to reach communities.

If you live in any of these areas, please read the Environment Agency’s useful guide to the new flood warning service: .

Flood Warnings tell people about an imminent risk of flooding to their home or business and help people make informed decisions about how to respond. There are three types of warning – Flood Alert, Flood Warning and Severe Flood Warning.


Know what to do when you receive a flood warning and download this flood plan –

To sign up to the new flood warning service please visit: or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

You can also check your long term flood risk at


The location of the new flood warning service in Braithwaite:

The Environment Agency have announced that they will be offering a new flood warning service to properties at risk of flooding from Coledale Beck at Braithwaite.

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