Dorset braced for severe flooding tomorrow morning

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset braced for severe flooding tomorrow morning Dorset braced for severe flooding tomorrow morning

DORSET is bracing itself for severe flooding tomorrow morning as the Environment Agency has issued warnings at 10 locations.

Police and partner agencies are advising communities to prepare for the high winds and heavy rain across Dorset, with the risk of severe flooding in some areas from tonight through to Sunday January 5.

This is a multi-agency operation and follows monitoring of river and sea levels over the last 24 hour period, the weather forecast indicating further severe weather together with predicted high tides. 

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the River Stour in Bournemouth and Christchurch as well as Poole Harbour at West Quay and Lower Hamworthy Quay.

Iford Bridge Home Park was evacuated earlier today for the second time in eight days due to the rising water levels.

Residents at the Beaulieu Garden Park Home Site were also advised to evacuate by East Dorset District Council.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: “Residents are strongly advised not to return to these sites under any circumstances until they have been told that it is safe to do so.”

Heavy flooding is also predicted at Christchurch Harbour Side and Stour Park Homes.

Farms at Sturminster Marshall, shops in Wimborne, Mill Street in Corfe Mullen, Bridge House Hotel in Ferndown, Brecon Close, Ringwood Road, Throop Road in Bournemouth and Barrack Road in Christchurch were also placed on alert.

Areas of Wareham, Dorchester and Lower Blandford St Mary have also been issued with flood warnings.

The South West looks set to bear the brunt of the storm with flood warnings being put in place at more than 50 locations.

The Environment Agency is working with professional partners to respond to a rapidly changing picture across the South West.

Recent heavy rain, saturated ground and high river levels mean there is a continued risk of river and surface water flooding across the country as unsettled conditions are forecast to continue.

Emma Baker, South West Flood Executive at the Environment Agency, said: “We are expecting coastal flooding from the early hours of Friday and into the weekend. We’d ask everyone to keep themselves informed about the latest situation by listening to local radio and visiting the Environment Agency’s website and to keep themselves safe by keeping away from seafronts and resisting the urge to wave watch.

“The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation closely, working alongside partners including the Met Office and local authorities. Environment Agency teams are out on the ground making sure that flood defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and preparing to issue flood alerts and warnings.”
 

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8:32pm Thu 2 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I'm already preparing myself for the May water shortage !
I'm already preparing myself for the May water shortage ! cheeriedriteup

9:28pm Thu 2 Jan 14

nobull says...

I expect all the moaners will be out in force if nothing happens xx
I expect all the moaners will be out in force if nothing happens xx nobull

9:32pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
I'm already preparing myself for the May water shortage !
I was thinking the same myself.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: I'm already preparing myself for the May water shortage ![/p][/quote]I was thinking the same myself. Hessenford

9:40pm Thu 2 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

Quick, my windows are getting wet. I blame the environment Agency, what's their number? They should have warned me this could happen.
Quick, my windows are getting wet. I blame the environment Agency, what's their number? They should have warned me this could happen. SympatheticSam

10:00pm Thu 2 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

I'm braced...again
I'm braced...again whataboutthat

11:21pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

Hosepipe bans in August..............
Hosepipe bans in August.............. Yankee1

12:14am Fri 3 Jan 14

Understated says...

is this image taken from a previous article or does that car owner really want their car ruined?
is this image taken from a previous article or does that car owner really want their car ruined? Understated

12:24am Fri 3 Jan 14

VAGINADINER says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
I'm already preparing myself for the May water shortage !
I'm going to make mine last a bit longer by watering it down.....
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: I'm already preparing myself for the May water shortage ![/p][/quote]I'm going to make mine last a bit longer by watering it down..... VAGINADINER

12:52am Fri 3 Jan 14

billd766 says...

I have a vague memory of being a young boy in the 1950s and seeing flood water from the harbour almost up the the railway crossing at the High Street.

Am I right or has my memory finally given up?
I have a vague memory of being a young boy in the 1950s and seeing flood water from the harbour almost up the the railway crossing at the High Street. Am I right or has my memory finally given up? billd766

8:11am Fri 3 Jan 14

TinyLegacy says...

I'm going to buy a house boat and moan to the Environment Agency that the house isn't steady and that water is too wet for my liking.
I'm going to buy a house boat and moan to the Environment Agency that the house isn't steady and that water is too wet for my liking. TinyLegacy

9:17am Fri 3 Jan 14

sunny1966 says...

we can put men on the moon but, we are still in this position year in year out. The americans can land jumbo jets in 6 feet of snow, we close everything down and go to rats , sh...t. The slightest bit of water, now, ice this country is cra..p. Why are we in this position every year same places !!!
we can put men on the moon but, we are still in this position year in year out. The americans can land jumbo jets in 6 feet of snow, we close everything down and go to rats , sh...t. The slightest bit of water, now, ice this country is cra..p. Why are we in this position every year same places !!! sunny1966

12:59pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

sunny1966 wrote:
we can put men on the moon but, we are still in this position year in year out. The americans can land jumbo jets in 6 feet of snow, we close everything down and go to rats , sh...t. The slightest bit of water, now, ice this country is cra..p. Why are we in this position every year same places !!!
Health and safety jobs worths.
[quote][p][bold]sunny1966[/bold] wrote: we can put men on the moon but, we are still in this position year in year out. The americans can land jumbo jets in 6 feet of snow, we close everything down and go to rats , sh...t. The slightest bit of water, now, ice this country is cra..p. Why are we in this position every year same places !!![/p][/quote]Health and safety jobs worths. Hessenford

6:28pm Fri 3 Jan 14

YInsider says...

Inside the Environment Agency Whistleblower Blog: http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk
Inside the Environment Agency Whistleblower Blog: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk YInsider

8:50pm Fri 3 Jan 14

VAGINADINER says...

I can't believe someone has complained about my username..

..I've only been a member for a few years now, so it's not like I've suddenly appeared!
(Some people just like to make trouble!)
I can't believe someone has complained about my username.. ..I've only been a member for a few years now, so it's not like I've suddenly appeared! (Some people just like to make trouble!) VAGINADINER

10:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

GeorgeW64 says...

VAGINADINER wrote:
I can't believe someone has complained about my username..

..I've only been a member for a few years now, so it's not like I've suddenly appeared!
(Some people just like to make trouble!)
How old are you 12 13 maybe ? Does your mummy know you comment on this site ? It really just goes to show your mentality.
[quote][p][bold]VAGINADINER[/bold] wrote: I can't believe someone has complained about my username.. ..I've only been a member for a few years now, so it's not like I've suddenly appeared! (Some people just like to make trouble!)[/p][/quote]How old are you 12 13 maybe ? Does your mummy know you comment on this site ? It really just goes to show your mentality. GeorgeW64

10:18pm Fri 3 Jan 14

VAGINADINER says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
VAGINADINER wrote:
I can't believe someone has complained about my username..

..I've only been a member for a few years now, so it's not like I've suddenly appeared!
(Some people just like to make trouble!)
How old are you 12 13 maybe ? Does your mummy know you comment on this site ? It really just goes to show your mentality.
Oh yes George, I started on here when I was a mere 9 yrs old... (Idiot!)
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VAGINADINER[/bold] wrote: I can't believe someone has complained about my username.. ..I've only been a member for a few years now, so it's not like I've suddenly appeared! (Some people just like to make trouble!)[/p][/quote]How old are you 12 13 maybe ? Does your mummy know you comment on this site ? It really just goes to show your mentality.[/p][/quote]Oh yes George, I started on here when I was a mere 9 yrs old... (Idiot!) VAGINADINER

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