LiveLive updates: Dorset on amber alert, severe flood warning for Iford and county braced for coastal flooding

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  • Environment Agency issue amber storm warning for the county
  • Severe flood warning still in force for the lower Stour at Iford
  • Met Office yellow weather warning for wind and warn of coastal flooding with gusts possibly reaching up to 70mph
  • The Avon Causeway has been closed

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7:23am Mon 6 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

I assume all schools are open ?
I assume all schools are open ? cheeriedriteup
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8:23am Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
I assume all schools are open ?
Surprisingly enough according to the website they are, mind you teachers have just had a couple of weeks off.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: I assume all schools are open ?[/p][/quote]Surprisingly enough according to the website they are, mind you teachers have just had a couple of weeks off. Hessenford
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11:24am Mon 6 Jan 14

BmthNewshound says...

Thank you to the Echo for keeping everyone informed. The regular updates clearly demonstrating how the use of social media can be a benefit and not just a tool for idle gossip.
Thank you to the Echo for keeping everyone informed. The regular updates clearly demonstrating how the use of social media can be a benefit and not just a tool for idle gossip. BmthNewshound
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11:30am Mon 6 Jan 14

Controversial But True says...

Maybe a name change to 'High Fjord' Caravan Park is on the cards!!
Maybe a name change to 'High Fjord' Caravan Park is on the cards!! Controversial But True
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12:13pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Arthur Maureen says...

More action shots from Swanage please!!!
More action shots from Swanage please!!! Arthur Maureen
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2:23pm Mon 6 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
More action shots from Swanage please!!!
Are you a bit kinky?
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: More action shots from Swanage please!!![/p][/quote]Are you a bit kinky? O'Reilly
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7:13pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Fairfran says...

Blandford East Street flood is to do with a failed pump, which normally lifts the water from the brook into the main river, the part for the pump is in Somerset! Police closed the road at 1500 after the idiots driving through floodwater swilled it into East Street properties.
Blandford East Street flood is to do with a failed pump, which normally lifts the water from the brook into the main river, the part for the pump is in Somerset! Police closed the road at 1500 after the idiots driving through floodwater swilled it into East Street properties. Fairfran
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7:23pm Mon 6 Jan 14

hampreston harriet says...

Am I alone in finding it slightly scary that so many people are completely ignoring Road Closed signs, physically shifting the barriers that have been put there for their own safety? I've just looked out of my window onto the barriers at the Stapehill Road/Ham Lane junction to see that someone has once again moved them, leaving a huge gap for unsuspecting motorists to drive through from Ham Lane into the flood water, which is now about 2 feet deep in Stapehill Road.
Am I alone in finding it slightly scary that so many people are completely ignoring Road Closed signs, physically shifting the barriers that have been put there for their own safety? I've just looked out of my window onto the barriers at the Stapehill Road/Ham Lane junction to see that someone has once again moved them, leaving a huge gap for unsuspecting motorists to drive through from Ham Lane into the flood water, which is now about 2 feet deep in Stapehill Road. hampreston harriet
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