Flood Warnings – 5th January 2024
Important updates Flood warnings As expected, there are a number of new warnings in place in our districts.
Published: January 5, 2024
As expected, there are a number of new warnings in place in our districts.
Please check the list below carefully to see if warnings are in place for your areas. We have received reports of residential properties being flooded in our districts.
Our role is to support the relevant agencies – the county council, Environment Agency and the emergency services. You can help by warning residents of the need to protect their properties, and by signposting them to the information at the foot of this email, which we circulated yesterday.
We do not have a requirement to provide sandbags – residents should look to protect their own properties.
The latest news from highways authorities is that the A34 is currently closed between Botley and Peartree – this is likely to have an impact on traffic in both districts. There are also smaller road closures, including between the Wittenhams and Clifton Hampden and the bridge in Culham. The county council doesn’t yet have a live list of affected roads, but if they create one, we’ll let you know.
It’s likely waste collections will be affected today – we’ll send a separate message out to affected towns and parishes with advice to provide residents.
Latest Flood Warnings
Remember a Flood Warning means flooding is likely and/or expected. Please check the EA’s live flood map for the latest.
New flood warnings since our last email are highlighted yellow. Click the link for the full details from the Environment Agency. Each district list is arranged roughly from North to South.
- River Thames between Newbridge and Kings Lock above Oxford (including Farmoor and Swinford)
- River Thames and tributaries at Wolvercote (including Wytham)
- River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New Hinksey, North Hinksey, South Hinksey and Grandpont
- River Thames and tributaries at Radley (including areas of Kennington)
- River Thames in Abingdon
- River Stert at Abingdon (including near Shippon)
- Ginge Brook between Steventon and Sutton Courtenay, including Milton and Drayton Mill areas
- River Thames and tributaries at Sandford
- River Thame at Thame, Milton Common, Stadhampton and the area, including near Wheatley
- Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton
- River Thames at Clifton Hampden, Dorchester and Little Wittenham
- River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke (including Dorchester and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford)
- River Thames for Henley
- River Thames for Shiplake and Lower Shiplake
Advice for residents, and where to signpost for support and further information
Avoid driving through flood water and avoid towpaths. Flood water is not clean and not suitable for children to play in. There might be hidden hazards under the water such as manhole covers that have lifted. Anyone who has been in flood water should wash their hands at the soonest opportunity.
- The county council’s regularly updated flooding information page – this contains all the links and advice residents should need.
- The county council’s Flooding Toolkit (which our districts part-funded)
- The Environment Agency’s flooding helpline (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Telephone: 0345 988 1188
- Textphone: 0345 602 6340
All relevant agencies are also providing updates on social media, and we will continue to share them from our accounts, so please do share them as well.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils