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'Major Incident' declared in Nottinghamshire

Saturday, 21 October 2023

Due to the anticipated widespread impact of the rising river levels along the River Trent and due to the flood alerts in place across the county, Nottinghamshire and Nottingham Local Resilience Forum have declared a Major Incident.

Record river levels on the River Derwent are likely to lead to further peaks in water levels along the Trent Valley over the next 24 to 48 hours causing further risk of flooding in communities along the Trent Valley.  This will likely lead to risk of flooding to properties and roads. A map of the flood areas can be accessed here

People who live in the flood risk areas should take all precautions in case they need to evacuate their homes. Councils, emergency services and the Environment Agency have been providing emergency support to communities impacted and will continue to provide support across the county.

Please help emergency services by following the advice below:

  • Only travel if necessary in the flood areas.

  • Don’t ignore a flood warning or a road closure sign

  • Do not to enter flood water in case of hidden hazards such as lifted manhole covers.

  • River flooding is very likely 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:

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.

Travel information

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

Flooding from a river, reservoir, or coastal water

Please contact the Environment Agency via:

  • The Environment Agency Flood line, call 0345 988 1188

  • The Environment Agency Incident Hotline, call 0800 80 70 60


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