Flooding Update for Bassetlaw

Flooding Update for Bassetlaw

Flooding Update

Amber and yellow weather warnings are in place for Nottinghamshire and Nottingham because of Storm Babet.

Persistent and heavy rain has led to flooding and is likely to continue into Saturday and Sunday. 40 flood warnings are already in place with disruption to the road networks, buses, and trains.

Homes and businesses near the River Trent

The Environment Agency are actively monitoring levels on the River Trent and advise it is highly likely that levels will peak, and more areas will flood. The timings are not confirmed but are likely to be rising through Saturday night and into Sunday.

If you live in an area that has experienced flooding in the past, or near to areas that have flooded, please prepare. There is a chance that flooding may expand to neighbouring properties that have previously been unaffected. For advice for the flood risk to your area please check the most up-to-date information for your area from the Environment Agency.

Homes and businesses near the River Idle

Levels on the River Idle remain high. However, direct action from the Environment Agency and Emergency Services is being taken to mitigate this and reduce the risk of flooding.

Local partners are working together to provide emergency support and help where needed and are urging the public to stay safe and help keep the level of disruption to a minimum.

Risk to life

If there is an immediate risk to life or health, contact the emergency services, call 999.

If there is a health emergency or ongoing medical conditions because of a flood, contact your local GP or call 999 depending on the severity of your situation.

Flooding near your home

If your home is in danger of being flooded, please follow the advice from Nottinghamshire County Council and the Government’s Flood advice pages.

If your home has been flooded, please follow additional advice from the County Council, the Government or the National Flood Forum.

For further information on flooding in Bassetlaw, please visit our flooding pages for further guidance.

People should also check the flood risk for their area, sign up for free flood warnings and keep up to date with the latest situation.

Please help emergency services by following the advice below:

  • Only travel if necessary
  • Don’t ignore a flood warning or a road closure sign
  • Give yourself plenty of time for your journey and always have a second route planned
  • If you must drive:
    • never drive into flood water, 30 mm (1 inch) of water is enough to cause a vehicle to float and drift
    • slow down and leave plenty of room between you and the car in front
    • use your headlights if visibility is poor
  • Do not to enter flood water in case of hidden hazards such as lifted manhole covers.
  • River flooding is possible so stay away from swollen rivers.

If you need to report an incident of flooding or need further information on how to prepare or what to do in the event of flooding, you can find the relevant contact details and links below:

Emergency Contacts

Flooding from a watercourse, surface water or groundwater.

Tel: 01253 502776

Flooding from a blocked highway drain.

Contact: Nottinghamshire County Council Highway Services Team

Tel: 01253 502776

Flooding from a public foul sewer, surface water sewer or a water main.

Contact: Severn Trent Water

Tel: 0800 783 4444

Flooding from a river, reservoir, or coastal water. Please contact the Environment Agency via:

The Environment Agency Flood line: 0345 988 1188

The Environment Agency Incident Hotline: 0800 80 70 60

All Emergency out of hours calls for Bassetlaw District Council should be directed to 0800 590542.

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 20, 2023