Flash floods take Dorset by surprise

Storm takes Dorset by surprise and results in flash floods. Picture by James Marshall.

Storm takes Dorset by surprise and results in flash floods. Picture by James Marshall.

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FLASH floods took parts of Dorset by surprise this afternoon.

Claps of thunder could be heard shortly before 5pm as torrential rain quickly caused flooding in central Wimborne.

James Marshall, who was having his haircut in Wimborne when the storm started, said the water had climbed to a “few inches” deep at its peak and watched as staff from the Tourist Information Centre tried to clear the water from their premises.

“I had to dash out to my car because I had left my sun roof open,” he added.

James took pictures of cars driving through the water, which he said had drifted from West Borough through to the town centre.

Others took to Twitter to complain of flooding at Holton Heath and near the Bakers Arms Roundabout.

 

 

 


 

 

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6:40pm Fri 25 Jul 14

DansAFCB says...

Echo you really are drama Queens! I never heard such tosh in my life. You really need to learn real journalism! Pathetic
Echo you really are drama Queens! I never heard such tosh in my life. You really need to learn real journalism! Pathetic DansAFCB
  • Score: -54

6:56pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Kieran S says...

DansAFCB wrote:
Echo you really are drama Queens! I never heard such tosh in my life. You really need to learn real journalism! Pathetic
Your comments make you seem more pathetic. It might not be a news flash (no pun intended), but its their job to report it!
[quote][p][bold]DansAFCB[/bold] wrote: Echo you really are drama Queens! I never heard such tosh in my life. You really need to learn real journalism! Pathetic[/p][/quote]Your comments make you seem more pathetic. It might not be a news flash (no pun intended), but its their job to report it! Kieran S
  • Score: 61

7:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Drains drains no flow away.....
Drains drains no flow away..... BIGTONE
  • Score: -13

7:01pm Fri 25 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

Nobath never moved so quick in all his life
hope he didn't get wet
we-shall- see you know
it is
Nobath never moved so quick in all his life hope he didn't get wet we-shall- see you know it is nickynoodah
  • Score: -33

7:13pm Fri 25 Jul 14

spooki says...

Maybe it took people by surprise because the experts at the all-singing, all-dancing Met Office forecast it for YESTERDAY???? "Amber Warning" ring a bell, hmm? Useless. May as well use seaweed.
Maybe it took people by surprise because the experts at the all-singing, all-dancing Met Office forecast it for YESTERDAY???? "Amber Warning" ring a bell, hmm? Useless. May as well use seaweed. spooki
  • Score: 12

7:22pm Fri 25 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

James Marshall, who was having his haircut in Wimborne when the storm started, said the water had climbed to a “few inches” deep at its peak and watched as staff from the Tourist Information Centre tried to clear the water from their premises

Had I been his barber with that loud thunder
he would be sporting a Mohican by now
you know
lets wait and see.
James Marshall, who was having his haircut in Wimborne when the storm started, said the water had climbed to a “few inches” deep at its peak and watched as staff from the Tourist Information Centre tried to clear the water from their premises Had I been his barber with that loud thunder he would be sporting a Mohican by now you know lets wait and see. nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

8:11pm Fri 25 Jul 14

jamesmarshall says...

nickynoodah wrote:
James Marshall, who was having his haircut in Wimborne when the storm started, said the water had climbed to a “few inches” deep at its peak and watched as staff from the Tourist Information Centre tried to clear the water from their premises

Had I been his barber with that loud thunder
he would be sporting a Mohican by now
you know
lets wait and see.
I am.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: James Marshall, who was having his haircut in Wimborne when the storm started, said the water had climbed to a “few inches” deep at its peak and watched as staff from the Tourist Information Centre tried to clear the water from their premises Had I been his barber with that loud thunder he would be sporting a Mohican by now you know lets wait and see.[/p][/quote]I am. jamesmarshall
  • Score: 18

8:23pm Fri 25 Jul 14

master plan says...

How did this come as a surprise any phone app told that from the start of the week heavy/thundery showers was due. Surf reports also have better weather reports then bbc and itv
How did this come as a surprise any phone app told that from the start of the week heavy/thundery showers was due. Surf reports also have better weather reports then bbc and itv master plan
  • Score: 20

9:45pm Fri 25 Jul 14

justme20092009 says...

where was the surprise,even the cho weather forecast said thunderstorms,,where does the echo find thier reporters,my grandkids could do better
where was the surprise,even the cho weather forecast said thunderstorms,,where does the echo find thier reporters,my grandkids could do better justme20092009
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Fri 25 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

I looked at the sky saw it get very black, told my husband a storm was brewing and got my washing in pdq no app or forecast needed.
I looked at the sky saw it get very black, told my husband a storm was brewing and got my washing in pdq no app or forecast needed. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 18

9:56pm Fri 25 Jul 14

cromwell9 says...

We must all respect the weather,If you dont it can Kill you .
To many people living in a fantasy world ( East enders/Big Brother etc ).
We must all respect the weather,If you dont it can Kill you . To many people living in a fantasy world ( East enders/Big Brother etc ). cromwell9
  • Score: -4

10:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

hamworthygirl wrote:
I looked at the sky saw it get very black, told my husband a storm was brewing and got my washing in pdq no app or forecast needed.
Exactly if you can see the sky getting dark over Wills mothers then you can expect rain.
[quote][p][bold]hamworthygirl[/bold] wrote: I looked at the sky saw it get very black, told my husband a storm was brewing and got my washing in pdq no app or forecast needed.[/p][/quote]Exactly if you can see the sky getting dark over Wills mothers then you can expect rain. Lord Spring
  • Score: 14

11:50pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Didn't realise sunroofs were still about!
Didn't realise sunroofs were still about! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: -5

6:45am Sat 26 Jul 14

billy bumble says...

If Councils cleaned their drains anywhere near properly flash flooding would hardly ever happen
If Councils cleaned their drains anywhere near properly flash flooding would hardly ever happen billy bumble
  • Score: 2

7:38am Sat 26 Jul 14

glamgran12 says...

The weather forcaster told us of the heavy rain, thunder and lighting we had yesterday 2 days ago! So I cant see how it was a surprise! Yesterday morning they evensaixd it will arrive in dorset between 4-5pm! Couldn't get more precise than that!
Wake up echo get you facts right!
The weather forcaster told us of the heavy rain, thunder and lighting we had yesterday 2 days ago! So I cant see how it was a surprise! Yesterday morning they evensaixd it will arrive in dorset between 4-5pm! Couldn't get more precise than that! Wake up echo get you facts right! glamgran12
  • Score: 6

1:30pm Sat 26 Jul 14

chrisii1991 says...

Surprise? it rains most of the year
Surprise? it rains most of the year chrisii1991
  • Score: -5

8:13pm Sat 26 Jul 14

FerryFan says...

I would have been arrested if that had happened in Bournemouth - cos I would have been dancing around in the nuddy!!
I would have been arrested if that had happened in Bournemouth - cos I would have been dancing around in the nuddy!! FerryFan
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Sat 26 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

All the bedsit dwellers are tucked up in their pits
thank ****
no more moaning today
thank you.
All the bedsit dwellers are tucked up in their pits thank **** no more moaning today thank you. nickynoodah
  • Score: -5

9:29pm Sat 26 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

It said it would rain on the radio
so I put a plastic cover on it.
It said it would rain on the radio so I put a plastic cover on it. nickynoodah
  • Score: 1

9:18am Mon 28 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

Or, to put it another way....

"A few mins of heavy rain proves that the local councils still don't bother keeping the drains flowing freely which leads to inevitable floods" ?
Or, to put it another way.... "A few mins of heavy rain proves that the local councils still don't bother keeping the drains flowing freely which leads to inevitable floods" ? speedy231278
  • Score: 1

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