LiveDorset braced for flooding after overnight storms

First published in News Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Digital Projects Coordinator

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Summary

  • Dorset escaped the worst of the weather last night but weather warnings are still in place for today with 20mm of rain and winds of up to 60mph forecast
  • Three flood warnings and one flood alert issued for the Rivers Frome, Stour and Avon and the whole of the Purbecks.
  • 18mm of rain fell during the worst of the storm on Thursday night with 4.4mm in just eight minutes
  • Winds of up to 65mph recorded
  • A lamppost fell across the road at the Westover roundabout
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12:45pm Fri 23 Nov 12

whataboutthat says...

It's winter. Get over it.
It's winter. Get over it. whataboutthat
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1:34pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Humf says...

Worth trawling through this for the Twit/Tweet from Solihull police :

"How deep is your Flood? Cos we're living in a world of fools" - The Bee Gees & Take That knew how to drive in wet conditions, do you?"
Worth trawling through this for the Twit/Tweet from Solihull police : "How deep is your Flood? Cos we're living in a world of fools" - The Bee Gees & Take That knew how to drive in wet conditions, do you?" Humf
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4:18pm Fri 23 Nov 12

chocolatelover26 says...

Jeez it looks bad back down there. Though to be fair, I've seen Bournemouth get worse than that. August 2011 for example.
Jeez it looks bad back down there. Though to be fair, I've seen Bournemouth get worse than that. August 2011 for example. chocolatelover26
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6:52pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Jim_Springbourne says...

Last night versus 18th August last year:
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18th August 2011 - that day, 50mm fell, with 35mm (about 1.4 inches) falling between 0915 and 1015 gmt.
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18mm fell last night with about 14mm in the hour and a half from about 2030.
Last night versus 18th August last year: . . 18th August 2011 - that day, 50mm fell, with 35mm (about 1.4 inches) falling between 0915 and 1015 gmt. . 18mm fell last night with about 14mm in the hour and a half from about 2030. Jim_Springbourne
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6:56pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Jim_Springbourne says...

Just to add: This year has seen 812mm of rain so far recorded here.
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2000 saw 986mm with that exceptionally wet autumn.
Just to add: This year has seen 812mm of rain so far recorded here. . 2000 saw 986mm with that exceptionally wet autumn. Jim_Springbourne
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9:16pm Fri 23 Nov 12

muscliffman says...

It really is rough in Boscombe.......... nothing to do with the weather though!
It really is rough in Boscombe.......... nothing to do with the weather though! muscliffman
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2:48am Sat 24 Nov 12

portia6 says...

A lot of drowned rats about look under
Boscombe pier!
A lot of drowned rats about look under Boscombe pier! portia6
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8:58am Sat 24 Nov 12

spooki says...

Would it be nice if the council came around the streets with a sweeper to clean up some of the fallen leaves? The roads are filled with sludgy leafy mess and it's blocking the drains. Or are we meant to walk the streets with a drain-poking twig like we do where I live?
Would it be nice if the council came around the streets with a sweeper to clean up some of the fallen leaves? The roads are filled with sludgy leafy mess and it's blocking the drains. Or are we meant to walk the streets with a drain-poking twig like we do where I live? spooki
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8:59am Sat 24 Nov 12

peter flea bite says...

Wet Wet Wet.
Wet Wet Wet. peter flea bite
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9:47am Sat 24 Nov 12

Nat1234 says...

I'm sat in time 9 45 the winds are howling the rain is so heavy its flooding my upstairs bedrooms .. It's so bad .. WHAT A JOKE THE WEATHER FORCASTS ARE THEY HAVE GOT IN WRONG YET AGAIN
I'm sat in time 9 45 the winds are howling the rain is so heavy its flooding my upstairs bedrooms .. It's so bad .. WHAT A JOKE THE WEATHER FORCASTS ARE THEY HAVE GOT IN WRONG YET AGAIN Nat1234
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11:28am Sat 24 Nov 12

BmthNewshound says...

spooki wrote:
Would it be nice if the council came around the streets with a sweeper to clean up some of the fallen leaves? The roads are filled with sludgy leafy mess and it's blocking the drains. Or are we meant to walk the streets with a drain-poking twig like we do where I live?
To be fair to Bournemouth Council they regularly send a road sweeper down our road to clear leaves. Trouble is parked cars prevent them doing a proper job.
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Like you Spooki I had to do a bit of drain-poking to unblock the drains outside my house but better that than a flooded driveway.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Would it be nice if the council came around the streets with a sweeper to clean up some of the fallen leaves? The roads are filled with sludgy leafy mess and it's blocking the drains. Or are we meant to walk the streets with a drain-poking twig like we do where I live?[/p][/quote]To be fair to Bournemouth Council they regularly send a road sweeper down our road to clear leaves. Trouble is parked cars prevent them doing a proper job. . Like you Spooki I had to do a bit of drain-poking to unblock the drains outside my house but better that than a flooded driveway. BmthNewshound
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12:28pm Sat 24 Nov 12

peter flea bite says...

Creech caravan site here, its well wet ,no campers in sight,
the ducks are wearing wellies.
Creech caravan site here, its well wet ,no campers in sight, the ducks are wearing wellies. peter flea bite
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4:22pm Sat 24 Nov 12

hamworthygirl says...

whataboutthat wrote:
It's winter. Get over it.
Its ok to say that but if your house is flooded or a tree falls on your car or house then its not easy to get over it! Maybe its because weve had a wet summer and we are a but fed up with all the water. My garden is a swamp due to a higher water table behind and hasn't dried out all summer. I feel for those people who have suffered by extreme flooding.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: It's winter. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Its ok to say that but if your house is flooded or a tree falls on your car or house then its not easy to get over it! Maybe its because weve had a wet summer and we are a but fed up with all the water. My garden is a swamp due to a higher water table behind and hasn't dried out all summer. I feel for those people who have suffered by extreme flooding. hamworthygirl
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10:04pm Sat 24 Nov 12

justme20092009 says...

its raining not the end off the world
its raining not the end off the world justme20092009
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