Flood news and reports

flooded road

July 2012 floods in the centre of Uplyme

There have been 4 serious flood episodes since January 2011, and there are a number of reports and self-help documents on the web site that you may find useful.

2017 Local Flood Risk Management Strategy – Update Final.

Devon County Council’s flood report (PDF file) was published in March 2013 in draft form. Also an Uplyme Parish Flood Map from the Environment Agency. Two advisory documents for you to download: Living on the edge (advice for riparian owners) and Before, during and after a flood: self help advice.

Details of how to get sandbags to protect your property.

Devon CC’s Flood Risk management web site: useful information and links to other resources.

Reports from the Council’s flood working party

  • August 2012
  • November 2012
  • December 2012
  • January 2013
  • 13th Jan 2013 floods
  • February 2013
  • July 2013
  • August 2013
  • September 2013: a public meeting was held but only a handful of people turned up, being greatly outnumbered by the people offering advice. No-one from the worst affected areas attended, sadly.
  • There was a working meeting between Councillors, MP, Devon CC officers, and DCC/EDDC Councillors on 27/2/2015. Minutes are available: note that following the meeting, the possibility of installing a bridge at Hacker’s Mead receded, following landowner discussions and the alteration of the hydraulic model to take account of the overflow ditch through the playground.

Photo galleries

Aerial views of watercourses in the village centre:

General photos from 2012 floods:

Technical details for working party: