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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

    http://wmlive.bbc.co.uk/wms/england/lrnorfolk

     

    works on wmp if the feed doesn't stream on the link.

     

    What does Mandela have to do with flooding ;(

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

    Lowestoft from the air how it looked (used to look)

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

    Lowestoft town center

     

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  • Location: New Romney, Kent
  • Location: New Romney, Kent

    High tide was predicted for about a quarter to one, so we went to Littlestone lifeboat station to see how close it was, and it was about as high as the water could go without setting the alarm bells ringing. The occasional larger wave was just about splashing over the top of the shingle bank that keeps this part of Romney Marsh dry, but fortunately for us Hythe bay is like a millpond tonight. Looks like we're probably ok this tide, but bearing in mind that the sea wall here is some 3 or 4 metres above the floor level of our house it's as close as I want to see it.

    Apart from that it was a lovely calm clear night to be out and about.

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  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, height 15 metres
  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, height 15 metres

    this posted by someone couple minutes ago. there will be flooding in the southern and western parts of the town. they have experienced flooding before, have no idea how this will compare.

     

    "Have just got back from the river after a walk with the environment guy with our torches and at one point the water is just 4 inches from the top, There's another 2 hours of the tide coming in. There will be flooding, Don't know how far depends on how much the fields soak up."

     

     

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/southwoodhamferrers/

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  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, height 15 metres
  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, height 15 metres
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  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, height 15 metres
  • Location: South Woodham Ferrers, height 15 metres

    water level has been falling around South Woodham Ferrers. by a few inches, having been on water tension brink of over-topping the defenses. so no significant flooding yet but we haven't had hide tide, which is about 3am.

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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

    Nothing on the News this morning I guess nothing happened then. I think whats happened on the east coast is more important than Nelson. So what happened last night?

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds

    This storm system is also bringing snow to parts of Sweden, combined with high winds:

     

    http://www.webbkameror.se/skidkameror/safsen/safsen_1_640.php

     

    http://www.webbkameror.se/webbkameror/vimmerby/index.php

     

    http://www.webbkameror.se/skidkameror/sundsvall/sundsvall_2_640.php

     

    The town of Vimmerby currently has a sustained wind speed of 18mph with heavy snow.

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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

    No updates on the Beeb website. Finally after more than hour the beeb finally shows some important news relating to this country. Looking like we may have been rather lucky.

    Caught one snippet The storm surge was higher than 1in 953. Good job the Low didn't track down the North Sea. Government will have to pay out for the damaged defences.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
    Environment Agency downgrades some flood warnings
     
    The Environment Agency still has 44 severe flood warnings in place, having downgraded almost 20 alerts in the Anglian and Southeast regions. People in coastal regions are still warned to be vigilant and to check the Environment Agency website regularly.
     
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    http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-12-04/severe-uk-weather-warnings-gales-and-flooding/

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  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level
  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level

    So, are there any reports of anything in Europe as yet, seeing as the news services seem to be ignoring possibly one of the worst flooding events in over 60 years?

     

    How are their dykes holding up, has there been any breaches?

     

    I can't find any news???

     

    This is so, so bad! ><

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  • Location: Live Thame (Oxfordshire), Work Heathrow Airport
  • Location: Live Thame (Oxfordshire), Work Heathrow Airport

    Looking at the media reports this morning it looks like the predicted major flooding never materialized and defences held out. For instance 9000 homes in great yarmouth were evacuated but only around 2 dozen were actually flooded.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
     
    Flood alert continues as tidal surge moves south
     
    Warnings still in place but eased in some areas as coastal communities assess damage and evacuees wait in shelters
     
    Floodwaters were reported to be receding after the worst tidal surge for more than 60 years hit coastal towns along the east coast of Britain and sparked a tense night of evacuations and emergency  measures. Thousands of people were told to leave their homes and spent the night in temporary accommodation as officials warned lives could be at risk. The North Sea surge hit the north Norfolk coast early on Thursday evening and headed south throughout the night.
     

    The fierce Atlantic storm – which has already claimed two lives – caused widespread disruption on Thursday but as Friday dawned some agencies said the expected flooding overnight was less severe than expected. Northumbria police tweeted:  "Early indications are that the tidal surges in our area this morning are less than what we saw yesterday."

     

    Essex police said the flood situation was being downgraded from a severe flood warning to a flood warning, and that the county had escaped the worst of the weather. Military personnel from Colchester Garrison helped emergency services during the night in Maldon, and the majority of people evacuated from their homes had now left rest centres, police said. More than 10,000 homes on the coast were earmarked for evacuation on Thursday night after officials warned that the lives of people in the regions could be at risk.

     

    In Boston, Lincolnshire, more than 250 people were taken to evacuation centres and 200 were reported to be at a centre in Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. Some North Sea oil platforms were also evacuated, the BBC said. The Environment Agency issued 45 severe flood warnings – the highest category, only invoked when flooding poses a danger to life – covering coastal areas in East Anglia, the North Sea coast and south-eastern parts of England as high tides return again on Friday morning. On Thursday a man died when he was struck by a falling tree in a park in Retford, Nottinghamshire, and a lorry driver was killed when his HGV toppled on to a number of cars in West Lothian, Scotland. 

     

    The army was called in to assist firefighters and police in Norfolk. Across the country more than 100,000 properties were hit by power cuts as winds of up to 140mph damaged powerlines. Northern Power Grid said 20,000 properties were affected in the north-east, Yorkshire and North Linconshire. Humberside police launched a search and rescue operation for three people who may have fallen into the river Humber close to Flixborough. The force warned the public not ignore flood warnings, saying some people had been risking their lives by running into the waves. In Norfolk 9,000 homes were evacuated, mainly in the Great Yarmouth area, as officials attempted to stem the damage from the coastal surge. Soldiers in the town helped build flood barriers.

     

    The Ministry of Defence said 60 Light Dragoons, based at the Swanton Morley Army base in Norfolk, were helping with the effort. At Blakeney in north Norfolk the water breached the quay at about 5.30pm on Thursday. Within 30 minutes the floods had advanced 50 metres up the village's main street. Water reached window height and at least one car was seen being swept away. Staff were seen baling water from the window of the King's Arms as the surge reached bar height. Cliff Park high school, which was being used to house evacuees near Yarmouth, was full by mid-evening, Norfolk police said.

     

    Residents from more than 60 streets around Jaywick in Essex were advised to leave their homes, Essex police said. In Kent more than 500 properties were evacuated in areas including Sandwich, Seasalter and Faverhsham. A spokesman for the EA had warned on Thursday that in some areas sea levels could be higher than those during the devastating floods of 1953 – which battered the east coast of England and claimed the lives of hundreds of people.Defences built since then – including the Thames and Hull Barriers – mean many parts of the country were much better protected, he said. The Met Office said the Atlantic storm brought severe gales of between 60mph and 80mph across Scotland and northern parts of England on Thursday, and some mountainous regions in Aberdeenshire and Inverness-shire reported speeds of around 140mph.

     

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/06/flood-alerts-continues-storm-surge-south

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    RIP Nelson Mandela but im hoping this doesnt take over the news channels

     

    People need to see whats going on at home with this current very serious situation developing 

     

    Unfortunately it did even the breaking news bars had little info on the severe weather last night there will be further high tides later on Friday.

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  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Summer:sunny, some Thunder,Winter:cold & snowy spells,Other:transitional
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.

    Was evidently named as Storm Xaver, some sources calling it a Hurricane as ever. Posted Image

     

    http://www.dw.de/storm-xaver-rocks-northern-germany/a-17275116

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

    I think that from some of the later reports yesterday, we were very lucky... as the wind lost its driving force with the low moving east so quickly. As mentioned above, had the low taken a more SE track, we could well have had devastating floods through Sussex/Essex and Kent as the swell was forced coastwards.

    Some of those record high levels will have to be looked at by the EA for future warnings and action. THe surge seemed to move ahead of the high tide once it gained momentum and brought an extended peak in the Wash area. It was almost an hour ahead of high tide by Yarmouth and even more by Sheerness. Had the surge and high tide co-incided,with the wind retaining its driving force,we could have had another 1/2 metre level.

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  • Location: Tunbridge Wells
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers and cold snowy winters
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells

    Interestingly on the BBC News website the storm surge coverage is way out in front in terms of the numbers reading it... that's also a very good point Cyclonic Happiness makes about the complete failure to mention how the storm has affected Europe. Hamburg in particular has taken a real hit.

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

    It was shocking how quickly the coverage dropped completely. If you had been relying and following the coverage and lived in that area, it must have been like having your umbilical cut.

    You could imagine the BBC minibus going round and picking all its roving reporters up as soon as the death was announced......

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  • Location: cheltenham.
  • Weather Preferences: if its warm i want sun..if its cold i want snow.
  • Location: cheltenham.

    My town Boston had it quite bad worst flooding in living memory. .

    boston was just on bbc news24..

     

    live reporter interviewing folk with flooded homes..one of them was uninsured and the flooding went into her home,

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