Warnings were placed on the River Derwent at Darley Dale, the Wye and Derwent at Rowsley and the River Derwent at Grindleford, Calver, Chatsworth, Churchtown, Hathersage, Northwood, Baslow and Bubnell. Added to the list later were the River Wye at Ashford in the Water and Wye Bank and Milford in Bakewell.
Areas most at risk from flooding include the A6 at Rowsley, the B6521 to Nether Padley, riverside farms and caravan parks at Froggatt and Stankirk, Flatts Farm, the Square & Compass Public House, the B5057 between Darley Bridge and Two Dales Road and the Harrison Drive area at Northwood.
The bridge at Darley Bridge was closed to vehicles and pedestrians at around 8pm due to rising flood water that was running higher than the arches.
Several properties were reported to be flooded near the bridge at Grindleford, where villagers were helping each other out and the road was just passable at 8.30pm.
At midnight, the River Derwent at Chatsworth was already higher than its highest recorded level and was forecast to peak at 5.5 metres at 3am on Friday - around three times it's normal level. The highest level previously recorded at this location was 4.71m on 25 June 2007.
River levels are expected to continue to rise overnight into Friday and the Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation, with incident response staff patrolling watercourses in the area.
The advice is to please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety.
- Check your flood response plans to see how your organisation needs to respond.
- To report flooding in your area, or to contact your local Environment Agency Duty Officer, call the Incident Communication Service on 0845 850 3518.
To check the latest information for your area:
- Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast.
- Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 306048.
- Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.