LiveRain lashes Dorset again as roads flood and a crash blocks the Upton Bypass

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  • Rain returns to Dorset again - roads affected
  • A severe flood warning remains in place for Iford Bridge Home Park, meaning there is a "danger to life"
  • Evacuees of Iford Bridge Home Park have been advised that they will not be allowed to return home after the weekend
  • A number of other flood warnings are in place across Dorset
  • All football & rugby matches on Bournemouth parks this weekend have been called off due to waterlogged pitches
  • The Met Office has issued yellow 'be aware' warnings for heavy rain today from 9am until 2pm and Sunday from 9am until 11.59pm
  • Send your pictures to digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk. tweet @Bournemouth or text them to 80360, starting your message with BE.

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10:44am Sat 4 Jan 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

11.4mm of rain has fallen since 3am.
11.4mm of rain has fallen since 3am. Jim_Springbourne
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11:12am Sat 4 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

Nice of the Echo to obscure the plates on the crashed Corsa to protect the identity of the driver/owner......
Nice of the Echo to obscure the plates on the crashed Corsa to protect the identity of the driver/owner...... speedy231278
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12:10pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Sue001 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Nice of the Echo to obscure the plates on the crashed Corsa to protect the identity of the driver/owner......
I totally agree - only the Echo would do that, so thoughtless.. imagine if a member of the driver's family sees that before they know that the driver is ok? dreadful.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Nice of the Echo to obscure the plates on the crashed Corsa to protect the identity of the driver/owner......[/p][/quote]I totally agree - only the Echo would do that, so thoughtless.. imagine if a member of the driver's family sees that before they know that the driver is ok? dreadful. Sue001
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12:19pm Sat 4 Jan 14

wokboy60 says...

Is it just me ...or is this "weather " being cynically over hyped for benefit of the various "interested" partys ?? The Press are way over the top with their reporting , TV in particular , sending reporters out to locations ...where their is a couple of inches at best of river /tidal water or absolutely nothing happening so resort to pictures of sandbags. The above Echo pictures make a good example , standing water in most pictures , the same surface water that usual appears when we have heavy rain ....and dont get me started on the tree branch !! The Environment Agency are bordering on the disgraceful for the way the are manipulating this current situation for their own ends ...they have had their funds cutback ..and keep using emotive words like "Severe FLOODING , Danger to life "........ arrant nonesense 99.95% of it ,just to help them in their "cause " to retain their funding .Ministers using their "spin version" , calling COBRA meetings and telling us its "Exceptional Weather " ! I went down to Mudeford Beach on the day of the "Exceptional Weather " and have a nice photo of a very NICE AND SUNNY if a bit blowy day !! Dear Lord what have we become if a bit of seasonal heavy rain can get us into this media/political feeding frenzy and stoking up the public's hysteria ? Next time you see a picture of a little old lady being "rescued " by a fully KITTED OUT RESCUER with a rubber dinghy ...have a look at just how high the water is up his legs !! ...its nearly always only ankle deep !!!.....and as for the Iford Caravan Park saga....its called a Flood Plain for a very good reason , the clue is in the title , and the fact that you have the benefits of a nice pleasant location year round, most of the time, has to be offset by the fact that occasionallly the River will do what Rivers do .....re occupy its flood plain ! So stop blaming it on everybody else and learn to live with it ..or move !
Its called "Weather " it happens every year !
Is it just me ...or is this "weather " being cynically over hyped for benefit of the various "interested" partys ?? The Press are way over the top with their reporting , TV in particular , sending reporters out to locations ...where their is a couple of inches at best of river /tidal water or absolutely nothing happening so resort to pictures of sandbags. The above Echo pictures make a good example , standing water in most pictures , the same surface water that usual appears when we have heavy rain ....and dont get me started on the tree branch !! The Environment Agency are bordering on the disgraceful for the way the are manipulating this current situation for their own ends ...they have had their funds cutback ..and keep using emotive words like "Severe FLOODING , Danger to life "........ arrant nonesense 99.95% of it ,just to help them in their "cause " to retain their funding .Ministers using their "spin version" , calling COBRA meetings and telling us its "Exceptional Weather " ! I went down to Mudeford Beach on the day of the "Exceptional Weather " and have a nice photo of a very NICE AND SUNNY if a bit blowy day !! Dear Lord what have we become if a bit of seasonal heavy rain can get us into this media/political feeding frenzy and stoking up the public's hysteria ? Next time you see a picture of a little old lady being "rescued " by a fully KITTED OUT RESCUER with a rubber dinghy ...have a look at just how high the water is up his legs !! ...its nearly always only ankle deep !!!.....and as for the Iford Caravan Park saga....its called a Flood Plain for a very good reason , the clue is in the title , and the fact that you have the benefits of a nice pleasant location year round, most of the time, has to be offset by the fact that occasionallly the River will do what Rivers do .....re occupy its flood plain ! So stop blaming it on everybody else and learn to live with it ..or move ! Its called "Weather " it happens every year ! wokboy60
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1:37pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Carl Baron says...

In the wake of such devastation how does Cameron & Co justify unknown Billions on HS2 + 130 Billion Taxpayer Funded property investments whilst cutting Lifesaving environmental Emergency Services?
In the wake of such devastation how does Cameron & Co justify unknown Billions on HS2 + 130 Billion Taxpayer Funded property investments whilst cutting Lifesaving environmental Emergency Services? Carl Baron
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2:21pm Sat 4 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Keep up echo cherries match abandoned
Keep up echo cherries match abandoned alasdair1967
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4:23pm Sat 4 Jan 14

spyinthesky says...

wokboy60 wrote:
Is it just me ...or is this "weather " being cynically over hyped for benefit of the various "interested" partys ?? The Press are way over the top with their reporting , TV in particular , sending reporters out to locations ...where their is a couple of inches at best of river /tidal water or absolutely nothing happening so resort to pictures of sandbags. The above Echo pictures make a good example , standing water in most pictures , the same surface water that usual appears when we have heavy rain ....and dont get me started on the tree branch !! The Environment Agency are bordering on the disgraceful for the way the are manipulating this current situation for their own ends ...they have had their funds cutback ..and keep using emotive words like "Severe FLOODING , Danger to life "........ arrant nonesense 99.95% of it ,just to help them in their "cause " to retain their funding .Ministers using their "spin version" , calling COBRA meetings and telling us its "Exceptional Weather " ! I went down to Mudeford Beach on the day of the "Exceptional Weather " and have a nice photo of a very NICE AND SUNNY if a bit blowy day !! Dear Lord what have we become if a bit of seasonal heavy rain can get us into this media/political feeding frenzy and stoking up the public's hysteria ? Next time you see a picture of a little old lady being "rescued " by a fully KITTED OUT RESCUER with a rubber dinghy ...have a look at just how high the water is up his legs !! ...its nearly always only ankle deep !!!.....and as for the Iford Caravan Park saga....its called a Flood Plain for a very good reason , the clue is in the title , and the fact that you have the benefits of a nice pleasant location year round, most of the time, has to be offset by the fact that occasionallly the River will do what Rivers do .....re occupy its flood plain ! So stop blaming it on everybody else and learn to live with it ..or move !
Its called "Weather " it happens every year !
Oh no its raining, call in the environment hippies the world is ending.
[quote][p][bold]wokboy60[/bold] wrote: Is it just me ...or is this "weather " being cynically over hyped for benefit of the various "interested" partys ?? The Press are way over the top with their reporting , TV in particular , sending reporters out to locations ...where their is a couple of inches at best of river /tidal water or absolutely nothing happening so resort to pictures of sandbags. The above Echo pictures make a good example , standing water in most pictures , the same surface water that usual appears when we have heavy rain ....and dont get me started on the tree branch !! The Environment Agency are bordering on the disgraceful for the way the are manipulating this current situation for their own ends ...they have had their funds cutback ..and keep using emotive words like "Severe FLOODING , Danger to life "........ arrant nonesense 99.95% of it ,just to help them in their "cause " to retain their funding .Ministers using their "spin version" , calling COBRA meetings and telling us its "Exceptional Weather " ! I went down to Mudeford Beach on the day of the "Exceptional Weather " and have a nice photo of a very NICE AND SUNNY if a bit blowy day !! Dear Lord what have we become if a bit of seasonal heavy rain can get us into this media/political feeding frenzy and stoking up the public's hysteria ? Next time you see a picture of a little old lady being "rescued " by a fully KITTED OUT RESCUER with a rubber dinghy ...have a look at just how high the water is up his legs !! ...its nearly always only ankle deep !!!.....and as for the Iford Caravan Park saga....its called a Flood Plain for a very good reason , the clue is in the title , and the fact that you have the benefits of a nice pleasant location year round, most of the time, has to be offset by the fact that occasionallly the River will do what Rivers do .....re occupy its flood plain ! So stop blaming it on everybody else and learn to live with it ..or move ! Its called "Weather " it happens every year ![/p][/quote]Oh no its raining, call in the environment hippies the world is ending. spyinthesky
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5:24pm Sat 4 Jan 14

CherryFarmer says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Keep up echo cherries match abandoned
Keep up Alasdair...Echo told us this news before 2.00 PM. By the way the game is postponed....it is only classified as abandoned if it has started.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Keep up echo cherries match abandoned[/p][/quote]Keep up Alasdair...Echo told us this news before 2.00 PM. By the way the game is postponed....it is only classified as abandoned if it has started. CherryFarmer
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6:10pm Sat 4 Jan 14

bobknott says...

I hear it was the RSPCA who left those horses in the field in Burton & that they ignored locals raising the alarm & prevented the local horse community from taking action independently. Perhaps worth more investigation to confirm or refute, but definitely getting two very different versions of what happened.
I hear it was the RSPCA who left those horses in the field in Burton & that they ignored locals raising the alarm & prevented the local horse community from taking action independently. Perhaps worth more investigation to confirm or refute, but definitely getting two very different versions of what happened. bobknott
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8:37pm Sat 4 Jan 14

fireflier says...

Driving to Dorchester today...slowly .... in all that downpour.

WHY...WHY do we have so many cretin divers who seem to be saving their light bulbs for a 'rainy day?'

Absolutely amazing how, in even the worst visablity, we have some who just refuse to switch on dipped headlights ...or those who are happy to go along with their little glow-worm side lights just about showing!!!

Then we have the muppets at the other extreme .....the 'look at me I've gorra lorra lights' brigade who have every light on the front of their car at high intesity ALL THE TIME....despite the fact they are blinding everyone who approaches them.

When are our highway cops going to pull some of these twerps over and explain the 'motoring facts of life' as per the Highway Code to them?
Driving to Dorchester today...slowly .... in all that downpour. WHY...WHY do we have so many cretin divers who seem to be saving their light bulbs for a 'rainy day?' Absolutely amazing how, in even the worst visablity, we have some who just refuse to switch on dipped headlights ...or those who are happy to go along with their little glow-worm side lights just about showing!!! Then we have the muppets at the other extreme .....the 'look at me I've gorra lorra lights' brigade who have every light on the front of their car at high intesity ALL THE TIME....despite the fact they are blinding everyone who approaches them. When are our highway cops going to pull some of these twerps over and explain the 'motoring facts of life' as per the Highway Code to them? fireflier
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9:58pm Sat 4 Jan 14

CherryFarmer says...

fireflier wrote:
Driving to Dorchester today...slowly .... in all that downpour.

WHY...WHY do we have so many cretin divers who seem to be saving their light bulbs for a 'rainy day?'

Absolutely amazing how, in even the worst visablity, we have some who just refuse to switch on dipped headlights ...or those who are happy to go along with their little glow-worm side lights just about showing!!!

Then we have the muppets at the other extreme .....the 'look at me I've gorra lorra lights' brigade who have every light on the front of their car at high intesity ALL THE TIME....despite the fact they are blinding everyone who approaches them.

When are our highway cops going to pull some of these twerps over and explain the 'motoring facts of life' as per the Highway Code to them?
Here here.....what is this current obsession to have hundreds of headlights nowadays. They are blinding oncoming drivers and will cause a lot of accidents.
[quote][p][bold]fireflier[/bold] wrote: Driving to Dorchester today...slowly .... in all that downpour. WHY...WHY do we have so many cretin divers who seem to be saving their light bulbs for a 'rainy day?' Absolutely amazing how, in even the worst visablity, we have some who just refuse to switch on dipped headlights ...or those who are happy to go along with their little glow-worm side lights just about showing!!! Then we have the muppets at the other extreme .....the 'look at me I've gorra lorra lights' brigade who have every light on the front of their car at high intesity ALL THE TIME....despite the fact they are blinding everyone who approaches them. When are our highway cops going to pull some of these twerps over and explain the 'motoring facts of life' as per the Highway Code to them?[/p][/quote]Here here.....what is this current obsession to have hundreds of headlights nowadays. They are blinding oncoming drivers and will cause a lot of accidents. CherryFarmer
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11:03pm Sat 4 Jan 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

This flooding is hardly a surprise when you do a quick trawl on he net and look at the environment agencies reports on flood risks on the Stour, and also what action has been taken by the affected council areas.
This flooding is hardly a surprise when you do a quick trawl on he net and look at the environment agencies reports on flood risks on the Stour, and also what action has been taken by the affected council areas. itsneverblackorwhite
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12:26am Sun 5 Jan 14

hooplaa says...

bobknott wrote:
I hear it was the RSPCA who left those horses in the field in Burton & that they ignored locals raising the alarm & prevented the local horse community from taking action independently. Perhaps worth more investigation to confirm or refute, but definitely getting two very different versions of what happened.
You are right they wouldn't do anything, people went down to try and rescue them and then they stepped it! RSPCA - ****!
As for the over kill on a few inches of water on the roads! Tweet your pics of puddles to the echo and they publish them! I think we need to call Noah!
[quote][p][bold]bobknott[/bold] wrote: I hear it was the RSPCA who left those horses in the field in Burton & that they ignored locals raising the alarm & prevented the local horse community from taking action independently. Perhaps worth more investigation to confirm or refute, but definitely getting two very different versions of what happened.[/p][/quote]You are right they wouldn't do anything, people went down to try and rescue them and then they stepped it! RSPCA - ****! As for the over kill on a few inches of water on the roads! Tweet your pics of puddles to the echo and they publish them! I think we need to call Noah! hooplaa
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8:34am Sun 5 Jan 14

angelwings1775 says...

Why would the RSPCA not want to help the horses? The highly trained inspectors no doubt went into the job as they were highly likely to be passionate animal lovers. To say they weren't helping is so, so wrong. Perhaps they were just using their professional and experienced judgement of how to deal with "wild" horses in an extremely difficult and dangerous situation. They didn't abandon the horses and most likely working all hours to come up with a feasible and intelligent plan to help them. Even if this overtime was spent worrying about it and having sleepless nights praying their judgement was correct.
It is the numpties who refuse to listen to them, to stay away and to allow them to calm and pacify the horses before the rescue, who are very much in the wrong.
I have the utmost respect for these people and sometimes we DO need to trust people who have a higher authority than we do.

And don't get me started on the idiots who go near the crashing waves near the coasts ignoring the professionalism of the coast guards, police and RNLI.
Who do some people think they are?
Why would the RSPCA not want to help the horses? The highly trained inspectors no doubt went into the job as they were highly likely to be passionate animal lovers. To say they weren't helping is so, so wrong. Perhaps they were just using their professional and experienced judgement of how to deal with "wild" horses in an extremely difficult and dangerous situation. They didn't abandon the horses and most likely working all hours to come up with a feasible and intelligent plan to help them. Even if this overtime was spent worrying about it and having sleepless nights praying their judgement was correct. It is the numpties who refuse to listen to them, to stay away and to allow them to calm and pacify the horses before the rescue, who are very much in the wrong. I have the utmost respect for these people and sometimes we DO need to trust people who have a higher authority than we do. And don't get me started on the idiots who go near the crashing waves near the coasts ignoring the professionalism of the coast guards, police and RNLI. Who do some people think they are? angelwings1775
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