Our Flood Warning System is suspended
at the moment for technical upgrades;
it should be back in action sometime in
April in the meantime we will try to post
notification of any warnings on the forum
Notification of Flood Warnings
VW on a flooded Turnham
Green Terrace in 1961 before
the building of the Thames
site operates a service
to notify people of flood
warnings on the Thames.
you need to do to sign
up is send us an e-mail
asking. You don't need
to be a member of the site.
Just e-mail us again if
you want to be taken off.
Environment Agency's service
is not available directly
on e-mail as yet but through
an arrangement that ChiswickW4.com
has with them you can receive
notification of when warnings
are issued on your computer.
should not rely on our system as it is
not foolproof. However if you want to
use it as a back-up to the official system
or want to know about flood warnings but
don't want to be woken in the middle of
the night by a phone call then all you
have to do is send a message to the e-mail
you live in an area such as Strand on
the Green or Chiswick Mall which is subject
to flood risk then you should consider
subscribing to the Environment
Agency's voice messaging system as
do the Warnings Mean?
September 2001 the Environment Agency
changed their system of flood warning
Flood Watch warning suggests
a chance that the roads and towpaths around
the riverside areas are at risk of flooding.
Flood Warning warning pretty much
guarantees that the roads will flood and
properties are at risk
Severe Flood Warning is very rare
in our area as the Thames Barrier protects
against severe flooding
on the Thames
patterns on the Thames are predictable
- click here
for the dates of unusually high tides
over the next year.
it rains heavily it increases the risk
of flooding higher up the Thames. To reduce
this risk the Environment Agency will
redirect excess fresh water into the river.
If this coincides with a high tide then
the chances are there will be a flood.
Reliable Would it Be?
100% and don't sue us if it lets you down.
It is important to remember that this
is a free service and no warranty is offered
Thanks to Ted Gulliver for this picture