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In Boston, Lincolnshire, 18,000 households have been told to "move to a place of safety". That means upstairs if they have a house - or to collection points if they don't have anywhere else to go - and then taken to reception centres.

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Around 400 people are forced to leave their homes after flooding in north Wales

 

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About 400 people were forced to leave their homes after flooding when high tides and gale force winds battered north Wales. In Rhyl, Denbighshire - one of the worst-hit areas - evacuees are being cared for at the town's leisure centre. Many were ferried to safety by the RNLI and emergency services after the storm surge at around lunchtime. The next high tide is expected to hit the area just after midnight but serious flooding is not expected.
 
Thursday's storm hit the coastline about lunchtime causing major disruption with roads closed, schools shut and trains stopped. Two severe warnings - suggesting there was a danger to life - had been issued for the area earlier on Thursday. In Rhyl, one of the worst affected areas, a rest centre has been set up at the leisure centre for residents and schoolchildren forced to leave buildings because of the tidal surge. At least 25 residents and six dogs were rescued and two inshore lifeboats manned by RNLI crews and assisted by the fire service ferried people to safety from flooded bungalows in Rhyl.
 
At the height of the flooding, the fire service dealt with 34 flood related calls in a four hour period. Red cross volunteers were also helping in Rhyl, sending 4x4 vehicles to help with evacuations. All of the flood warnings were lifted across north Wales at about 16:00 GMT including the highest state of alert at Greenfield, Bagillt and Point of Ayr. Earlier, people living near the River Dee at Saltney, Flintshire said they could not remember the river being so high. Cars in Deganwy were caught in the flood water but sandbags stopped homes in Marine Parade being damaged.
 
A BBC reporter at Talacre, Flintshire said the area was "like a ghost town an hour and a half after the evacuation. "The Dee estuary is bubbling away like a broth." There were reports that the defences have broken. During the height of the storm, scaffolding being used in roof repairs at an Aldi store in Mold, Flintshire, collapsed onto cars in high winds. An Aldi spokesperson said: "Although nobody was hurt in the incident, we immediately evacuated the store." Natural Resources Wales (NRW) had warned that high tides and gale force winds could "cause sea surges at their highest levels for the last 10 years, possibly 20 years". Strong winds of between 60-70mph (97-113km/h) had been reported on the Llyn peninsula on Thursday morning.

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25220290

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Whitby is flooding and it's not even high tide there yet. Not looking good for areas further south. Hopefully people are taking the warnings seriously.

 

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I hope so aswell but watching Sky News it looks like people ain't
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Just saw this, from Sheffield apparently 

 

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Looks like the builder didn't use any frame fixings. Was it just stuck in place with sealant? Wouldn't take much pressure gradient over the building to suck that out then.

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Looks like the builder didn't use any frame fixings. Was it just stuck in place with sealant? Wouldn't take much pressure gradient over the building to suck that out then.

 

Add to that the fact I think I recall gusts of 78mph recorded in the area, it was perhaps not just bad workmanship.

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Providing the news coverage continues, the near on 900 users on netweather will be torn between watching the media inputs online and offline I reckon. My thoughts are with you lot on the immediate coastlines, please don't take any unnecessary risks. Posted Image

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Providing the news coverage continues, the near on 900 users on netweather will be torn between watching the media inputs online and offline I reckon. My thoughts are with you lot on the immediate coastlines, please don't take any unnecessary risks. Posted Image

^^ This.

 

Hope everyone stays safe and takes this storm very seriously.

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I blame Mother Nature myself but then again in our country somebody usually has to take the blame. Posted Image

working in construction industry there's no way that frame should have failed, if I had installed it incorrectly and it failed it wood be me getting the blame not mother nature !! L
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