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The latest flooding situation

Published on:

10 Feb 2014

Updated Monday 10th February 2014 

Following recent heavy rain, with more forecast, there is renewed concern regarding the potential for flooding in Abingdon. A Flood Warning has this evening been issued for the River Thames in Abingdon and  there is a Flood Alert  the River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon.  The warnings may be accessed by clicking here.  

To sign up for flood warnings please click here

The District Council along with the County Council co-ordinate the local response to problems caused by flooding, including the supply of sandbags if necessary.  Click here to reach the relevant section of the District Council website 

The District Council have also advised:

Important telephone numbers:

  • if you're in a life threatening situation then please dial the emergency services on 999
  • if it is a none urgent call then please call the emergency service on 101
  • to report flooding from a sewer please call Thames Water on 0845 9200 800 or visit Thames Water's Sewer Flooding page
  • if you are concerned about a vulnerable person please call the county council's emergency duty team on 0800 833 408. 

    Information about sandbags:

    • important - the council can not guarantee the supply of sandbags to any premises, so residents and property owners are strongly advised to make their own arrangements to protect their property, particularly if they live in a flood plain or if they know their property is susceptible to flooding
    • a limited amount of sandbags are available from the car park by the Abingdon Town Council offices, Old Abbey House, in Abbey Close, Abingdon (please note this new location)
    • crews are working very hard to maintain sandbag stock levels, however please be aware that demand is very high with bags often going as soon as deliveries are made  
    • please only take the number of sandbags that are genuinely required to cover external doorways
    • if you have already collected sandbags please keep hold of them for the foreseeable future
    • for a helpful guide on how to build an effective sand bag wall please see this YouTube video.

    Travel and transport:

    The Town Council has been assisting the District Council and residents in affected properties with the moving and delivery of sandbags and  remain on standby for action. It  is monitoring the effects of flooding on Town Council facilities and for safety reasons the Margaret Brown Gardens and the Ock Valley Walk remain closed until further notice.

    Updates will follow as necessary.

    Updated:  10th February 2014, 7.35 pm. Information correct as at that date and time,


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