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  • Location: Ireland
  • Location: Ireland
    11:00 Update: Environment Agency issues multiple severe flood warnings for worst tidal surge in 60 years

     

    The Environment Agency has issued 26 severe flood warnings – its highest category – ahead of the most serious coastal tidal surge for over 60 years in England.

     

    Communities along the North Sea coast from Northumberland down to the Thames Estuary and Kent, in addition to those on the Irish Sea coast from Cumbria down to Cheshire, could see significant coastal flooding later today and into Friday. The coastline from Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk to Clacton, Essex, is particularly at risk, including Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

     

    Evacuations are taking place

    Evacuations are taking place in some areas, including Great Yarmouth, by the emergency services and people are urged to follow any instructions by the police.

    Severe flood warnings are currently in place across Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk. People along the eastern coast, and some parts of the north west coast, are being urged to take urgent action to prepare for flooding today (Thursday) and into the early hours of Friday. The Environment Agency is likely to issue further severe flood warnings in the coming hours.

    Some defences could be overtopped by the combined effect of high tides, high winds and a large tidal surge.

    At present (as of 1100), there are an additional 137 flood warnings and 61 flood alerts in place across England.

     

    Flood defences protecting the coast line

    In some areas, sea levels could be higher than those during the devastating floods of 1953. However, flood defences built since then – including the Thames and Hull Barriers – mean that many parts of the country are much better protected than in 1953.

    The Environment Agency will be closing its Thames Barrier tonight (Thursday) to defend London, in addition to operating numerous other defences such as those at Colne in Essex and Kings Lynn in Norfolk.

    Farmers are being urged to protect their livestock and consider moving them out of affected areas.

     

     

    http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/151075.aspx

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

    The nippa's trampoline is in next door's garden. How awful.

    it was easier in the old days, ..."scuse me mistah, could I have my football back"

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  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York
  • Location: just behind Epsom Racecourse and the center of York

    Recorded gusts of 70+ here in York this morning

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    just had a phone call from the environment agency to warn of tidal surge flooding in Boston along the haven . quite concerned  as i live in town about 500m from the haven . not sure how high this will be not quite sure how serious may have to move stuff and out 

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    68 mph the high here so far here.

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  • Location: West Cumbria, Egremont 58m (190.3ft) ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold/snow winter, Warm/hot summer, Thunderstorms, Severe Gales
  • Location: West Cumbria, Egremont 58m (190.3ft) ASL

    i dont understand how there will be flooding in the east when the wind is coming from the west?

    just had a phone call from the environment agency to warn of tidal surge flooding in Boston along the haven . quite concerned  as i live in town about 500m from the haven . not sure how high this will be not quite sure how serious may have to move stuff and out 

    whats your altitude?

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  • Location: Glossop Derbyshire 300m asl
  • Location: Glossop Derbyshire 300m asl

    70 mph or more up here.....guttering hanging looks like it might come off..... Gate gone and fence panels ive just fixed as they came down.... Visibility is nil in this winddriven rain.... 6c but in wind feels like -5c.....

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  • Location: Darton, Barnsley south yorkshire, 102 M ASL
  • Location: Darton, Barnsley south yorkshire, 102 M ASL

    Frequent low 70s gusts now.

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  • Location: Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley 59m asl.
  • Weather Preferences: very cold frosty days, blizzards, very hot weather, floods, storms
  • Location: Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley 59m asl.

    The weather front just passed here and it is turning much colder here too.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Latest news on preparations for potential evacuation in the East:

     

    Flood evacuation warnings for Snettisham, Heacham and Hunstanton
     
    West Norfolk council and the Environment Agency have issued precautionary evacuation notices to around 400 properties before this evening’s high tide.
     
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    High water is expected around 7.30pm on the coast. The expected 5.8m tide is likely to be up to 1m higher because of a north-westerly gale and low pressure weather system. A council spokeswoman said the affected properties were mainly caravans and chalets sited immediately behind the sea defences. “We think it’s about 400 properties affected, but most of them will be empty, so the number of people affected is a lot less than that, probably less than half,†she said.
     
    Affected properties are off Beach Road and at Shepherd’s Port, at Snettisham; Heacham North and South beaches; Jubilee Road, Heacham; and South Beach and Seagate roads, at Hunstanton

     

     

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/flood_evacuation_warnings_for_snettisham_heacham_and_hunstanton_1_3077453

    i dont understand how there will be flooding in the east when the wind is coming from the west?

    whats your altitude?

     

    Storm surge combined with high tides

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  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: RACY, Extratropical Storm, Barocyclonic Leaf
  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District

    The surge comes from the displacement of the sea's surface area by the central low pressure itself rather than height wave, which ontop of the surge also causes it's own problems. But I believe the low will be something in the region of 962mb by the time it reaches Copenhagen and its the pressure differential which will be reflected on the north sea and surrounding coasts.

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

    http://live.waves4you.de/ucam/index.html

     

    looking pretty lively across Denmark as well.....

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    76mph recorded on the Cumbrian coast. Not quite as intense now.

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  • Location: Washington - Tyne and Wear
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Thunderstorms, Heat (Summer) & Snow in Winter
  • Location: Washington - Tyne and Wear

    Yeah the worst has passed now - not really much to note apart from a roof torn from the property but overall a typical winter storm for this locale.

     

    Looking forward to high tide later though :-)

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  • Location: Louth, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Misty Autumn days and foggy nights
  • Location: Louth, Lincolnshire

    just had a phone call from the environment agency to warn of tidal surge flooding in Boston along the haven . quite concerned as i live in town about 500m from the haven . not sure how high this will be not quite sure how serious may have to move stuff and out

    hi Topher.Stay close to a source of flood warning information. I think the risk in Boston is more related to seepage through flood defences rather than overtopping or breaches, and they tend to be a risk to those immediately behind them. That said, we don't know yet how high the high tide is likely to be, so keep checking the EA flood pages on their website. If your property is at risk, you'll hear from the police or from Boston Borough Council about evacuation. If you're on the Witham upstream from the flood barrier at The sluice, you should be OK.We're due another briefing from the EA in around an hour, I'm expecting it to be pretty sobering. Edited by Just Before Dawn
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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    68 mph the high here so far here.

    Wind dropped off here since earlier severe gusts about then,a cypress tree blown onto the telephones wires and pushed it down halfway down the road.

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  • Location: Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley 59m asl.
  • Weather Preferences: very cold frosty days, blizzards, very hot weather, floods, storms
  • Location: Clayton-Le-Woods, Chorley 59m asl.

    Is there any live streaming web cams that got snow falling atm?

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  • Location: Near Allenheads,1400 feet up in northumberland
  • Location: Near Allenheads,1400 feet up in northumberland

    Is there any live streaming web cams that got snow falling atm?

    Snowing in dundee try there
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  • Location: LANCS. 12 miles NE of Preston at the SW corner of the Bowland Fells. 550ft, 170m approx.
  • Location: LANCS. 12 miles NE of Preston at the SW corner of the Bowland Fells. 550ft, 170m approx.

    WIRRALCAM system is showing massive surge now at high tide..

    Waves near lighthouse top at Fort Perch Rock

    http://www.wirralcam.org/mersey.shtml

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  • Location: Louth, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Misty Autumn days and foggy nights
  • Location: Louth, Lincolnshire

    looks like my altitude is around 6m

    whereabouts in town are you Topher?
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