Somerset Floods: Amber warning of rain with gusts of 80mph expected later

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  • 18 flood warnings, plus two severe flood warnings, in place in South-West
  • Torrential rain expected for much of Friday
  • Forecasters also predict strong winds and a possibility of sleet
  • Strong winds forecast for Friday night Saturday morning
  • Flooding closes North Curry Primary School today

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THE A358 has been closed both ways at Williton, near Luckes Lane, due to a fallen tree.

 

4:58pm

Flooding has reached the A39 at Kilve. This photo was sent in by Andrew Takle. Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

4:05pm

MARY Mackay, who also lives next to the affected stretch of road, is worried that inconsiderate drivers could be making the situation on New Road in Ilminster worse.

She said: "Up here on the Beacon the road has been closed due to serious road 'slumping' - too soon to say land slip but give it time.

"There are cracks you can get your fingers in and it is steadily getting worse.

"But, despite the police road closed signs for the short stretch motorists just get out, move the signs and drive on through. This may account for it getting worse more quickly, especially the lorries driving through - they are heavy.

"The police have been up at least three times to my knowledge to replace the signs and I have not been here all the time.

"We neighbours have also been putting them back too when we walk down to be nosey!

"I hope drivers realise that they invalidate their insurance, never mind adding to the risk of landslip to the homes directly opposite.

"Also if the steep hill were suddenly to give way they would be at the bottom very quickly and probably not the right way up and certainly injured."

4:05pm

NEW Road in Ilminster has been closed over fears of a road slip.

A police spokesman said: "It will be closed for some time, as there is clear evidence that the road is subsiding along a 50- to 80-metre stretch, and is therefore dangerous.

"There are clearly visible cracks, many metres long, on both sides, some as deep as three inches and two inches wide where it is falling away.

"Highways have been notified and are due to carry out an inspection at any time."

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

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HEALTH bosses are reminding people of the dangers of flood water.

Dr Trudi Grant, director of public health for Somerset County Council and Professor Debra Lapthorne, Public Health England centre director for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset are urging people affected by flooding to look after their health as well as their property.

Dr Grant said: "It’s important to be aware that there are health risks from flooding and you do need to take some precautionary measures.

"Thankfully, in this country, the risk from really serious infections linked to floods is quite low. That said, floodwater in homes can still contain plenty of harmful bugs which can cause diarrhoea, fever and tummy pain if you’re not careful – so follow good hygiene and wash your hands frequently with soap.

"Accidental drowning is probably the most obvious risk, and serious injury can be caused by falling into fast flowing water or from dangers underneath floodwater, like missing manhole covers or hidden objects.

“It can be tempting to use generators, outside heaters or barbecues indoors when there has been a flood and you are trying to get warm and dry out.

"However, there is a serious danger from carbon monoxide fumes in using something indoors that is only intended for outdoor use. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal and can happen quite quickly.

"We would always recommend that people have carbon monoxide alarms fitted, but it’s important to be particularly cautious and do not use petrol or diesel generators of other similar fuel-driven equipment indoors following floods or power cuts.”

Public Health England has worked with the Environment Agency to produce a public advice leaflet on flooding and its impact. The leaflet is available on the internet here. 

2:31pm

LOTS of water is collecting on the road from Halse to Milverton. Officers are urging motorists to take extra care on your journey.

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THERE are currently two severe flood warnings, 21 flood warnings and 62 flood alerts in the South-West.

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Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

DRAMATIC pictures of the flooding at Longrun Meadow in Taunton shows the transformation from before the rain started.

10:45am

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

THE following roads have been affected by flooding. Report any problems on the roads to Somerset County Council on 0845-3459155 or email roadsandtransport@somerset.gov.uk

Sedgemoor

  • Lane closure, A38 dual carriageway at Dunball – Environment Agency (EA) installing additional pumps.
  • A361 Burrowbridge to East Lyng – still closed due to flooding.
  • Roads in and around Moorland, nr North Petherton – Flooding to roads and properties remains.
  • Main road to Moorland now closed but is passable with care. A large number of ramps in carriageway to accomodate pumps. Access is being managed by the police.
  • Marsh Lane, Huntworth – passable with care
  • Ward Lane, Chedzoy between Chedzoy and Stawell – closed due to flooding.
  • Bullhorn Drove, Westonzoyland – closed due to flooding.
  • Ruggs Drove (Fowlers Plot), Chedzoy – closed due to flooding
  • A372 Langport Road (Seven Bends) from Othery to Aller –  Road closed due to flooding and EA works. Additional advanced signs have been put out. Large pump brought in by EA is at work.
  • Tuxwell Lane, Spaxton – road passable with care.
  • Banklands, North Newton – surface water present but passable with care
  • Fordgate, Moorland – one access route closed due to flooding. The other access route has surface water but is passable with care.
  • Rookscastle, Broomfield – road closed due to flooding
  • Edbrook Lane, Cannington – road now open
  • Middlezoy Road (Place Drove), Middlezoy – Road flooded, passable with care but situation improving
  • Holloway Road, Middlezoy – Road flooded but passable with care
  • Liney Road, Westonzoyland – Road passable with care but may ned to be closed today. Pumping of water has not been successful.
  • Bonson Road, Stockland Bristol – Flood damage to verge and carriageway, passable with care
  • Ashford Lane, Spaxton – Road flooded but passable with care
  • Perry Green Road, Wembdon – passable with care
  • Lakewall/Bullhorn Drove, Westonzoyland – Road closed due to fallen tree – teams to attend site today
  • Tuckerton Lane, North Petherton – Road flooded and damage to edges but passable with care
  • Park Lane, Goathurst -Road flooded but passable with care

South Somerset

  • A372 Pibsury, closed since 23 December and remains closed
  • All roads to Muchelney, Thorney closed since 24 December and remain closed
  • Oath, closed since the week of 6 January and remains closed
  • Long Load Bridge, B3165 closed since 24 December and remains closed
  • A372 Othery to Aller – closed
  • Two Tower Lane, Stoford – Flooded and impassable
  • Broadway Road, Broadway – Flooded and impassable
  • B3168, Puckington Road – Passable with care
  • B3168, Puckington Road, near Ilminster Cemetery/Higher Beacon – closed
  • Mendip (information last updated Friday 14 February 9:29am)
  • Godney Road, Godney – closed
  • Long Drove – flooding but passable with care
  • Back River Drove – passable with care
  • Meare Road, Glastonbury – open

Taunton Deane 

  • Ruishton Village has been flooded since early Wednesday (5 February) morning.
  • Cheats Corner near Ruishton and Creech St Michael – flooded and impassable
  • Ham area – flooded and impassable
  • West Sedgemoor Road, near Hellands Mead, North Curry – closed
  • Tarr Road, Lydeard StLawrence – closed
  • Lydeard StLawrence – West Leigh Lane – closed
  • New Road/Moor Lane, North Curry – closed
  • Cutts Road, East Lyng (to Athelney) – closed
  • Burrowbridge to Huntworth – flooding – closed
  • A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge – closed
  • Burrowbridge to Stathe – flooded but passable with care
  • Stathe to Oath – flooded – 4×4 only
  • Shepherds Drove, Burrowbridge – closed
  • Knapp – closed
  • Lower Henlade – passable

West Somerset 

  • Stream Road, Wiliton – flooding – road closed
  • Sampford Rocks, Sampford Brett – landslip – road closed
  • Dyche Road, Holford – flooding – road closed

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NORTH Curry Primary School is closed today due to flooding.

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PEOPLE in Chadmead, near North Newton, have been equipped with sandbags this morning after fears water levels could rise further.

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Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News:

RAIL passengers continue to face travel chaos due to flooding between Taunton and Bridgwater.

This photo from First Great Western (FGW) shows the swamped tracks between the two towns, which is almost completely under water.

The company has today released more advice for passengers and issued information on how to claim a refund.

For those looking to get to London, a two-hourly service will operate between Exeter St Davids and Paddington.

An hourly rail shuttle will operate between Taunton and Exeter St Davids calling at Tiverton Parkway.

Services to Somerset, Devon and Cornwall via Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Weston-super-Mare, with a limited, hourly service extending to Bridgwater.

Ticket restrictions have been lifted across all FGW services, allowing customers with advance purchase and off peak tickets to travel on any available service, via any reasonable route up to and including Friday, February 14.

9:47am

FLOODING can have profound effects on people's mental health and well-being, such as a sharp increase in stress levels, Public Health England warns.

The Government body has produced a document entitled 'Flooding and mental health: Essential information for front-line responders.'

To view it and for further advice, click here.

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PEOPLE who are using petrol or diesel generators to heat or pump water are being warned to ventilate the room to avoid the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

With heavy downpours forecast for most of Friday, Public Health England (PHE) is also urging people at risk of evacuation to pack a 'flood kit', including: 

  • phone numbers, insurance documents, bank cards and money, medicines and medical devices, hearing aid batteries, glasses and contact lensesclothing, a toothbrush and personal items.

If you have a baby, pack nappies, clothing and baby food.

Professor Virginia Murray, head of extreme events and health protection for PHE, said: "If flooding has been forecast where you live; take action and check the Environment Agency and Met Office websites for weather updates and news.

"Phone Floodline on 0345-9881188 or 0845-9881188 or your local authority if you have any questions.

"If you have already been flooded, or live near a river in flood remember that accidents happen in fast flowing floodwater so avoid walking or driving anywhere near floodwater.

"Take care if you or your family must go into flood water as there could be hidden dangers like sharp objects, raised manhole covers and pollution.

"In coastal areas and on paths near the sea keep well away from the edge as large waves and strong winds can easily sweep you off your feet.

"Water sports in swollen or fast flowing flooded rivers or in stormy sea conditions can be extremely dangerous and should be avoided."

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9:30am

THE amber warning of rain is in place until 2pm with the Met Office also issuing an amber warning of wind for tonight into Saturday morning.

People are being warned to prepare for further disruption to travel as gusts of up to 80mph hit the county.

The Met Office website warns: "The very strong winds will be accompanied by large waves along the south coast and the public should also be aware of these potentially dangerous conditions and also the possibility of coastal flooding."

8:58am

AS well as the major roads that have been affected by flooding for weeks - the A372 and A361 in particular - people are being warned floodwater is making travel around areas such as Ruishton, Bradford on Tone and Wrantage difficult this morning. 

We'll post more details as we have them. 

8:50am

ANOTHER day in the UK....

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11:00am Fri 14 Feb 14

IMBY says...

I was trying to look for the weather forecast on the Bolshevik Broadcasting Collective's website when I noticed an article entitled "Dredging could 'make flooding worse'" by Matt McGrath. It claimed to cite a report by CIWEM, from which he concludes that dredging wouldn't have helped. I checked out the report and found that McGrath's conclusion "didn't quite match" the content. So I sent an email off to the BBC (if you look hard enough, you can find a way to get in touch with them). I don't expect them to correct it anytime soon, though.

"Further to your article concerning the CIWEM report on dredging. I notice that, upon reading the report, it states that

"It would be infeasible (sic) to dredge channels with the capacity to carry flood flows of the kind witnessed this winter (2013/14). However, there is significant evidence that dredging can increase channel conveyance, reducing water levels and small floods.

• This is borne out by studies of the Somerset Level and Moors system which suggest that the proposed dredge would have not prevented flooding but could significantly reduce the length of time water stands on the land."

The Somerset Levels always flood to some extent during the winter - the people who live there factor this into their lives. It is the extent and duration of the flood that really hurts, which is largely down to the inability of the undredged channels to perform their function and drain the land quickly. That is the issue. While it is laudable to think long-term about environmentally-soun
d solutions to the problem, it does nothing to deal with the issue at hand - to whit, the extent and duration of the current flooding and the lack of drainage management over decades which has compounded it. In short, when you are up to your waist in floodwater, the last thing on your mind is saving the planet. "
I was trying to look for the weather forecast on the Bolshevik Broadcasting Collective's website when I noticed an article entitled "Dredging could 'make flooding worse'" by Matt McGrath. It claimed to cite a report by CIWEM, from which he concludes that dredging wouldn't have helped. I checked out the report and found that McGrath's conclusion "didn't quite match" the content. So I sent an email off to the BBC (if you look hard enough, you can find a way to get in touch with them). I don't expect them to correct it anytime soon, though. "Further to your article concerning the CIWEM report on dredging. I notice that, upon reading the report, it states that "It would be infeasible (sic) to dredge channels with the capacity to carry flood flows of the kind witnessed this winter (2013/14). However, there is significant evidence that dredging can increase channel conveyance, reducing water levels and small floods. • This is borne out by studies of the Somerset Level and Moors system which suggest that the proposed dredge would have not prevented flooding but could significantly reduce the length of time water stands on the land." The Somerset Levels always flood to some extent during the winter - the people who live there factor this into their lives. It is the extent and duration of the flood that really hurts, which is largely down to the inability of the undredged channels to perform their function and drain the land quickly. That is the issue. While it is laudable to think long-term about environmentally-soun d solutions to the problem, it does nothing to deal with the issue at hand - to whit, the extent and duration of the current flooding and the lack of drainage management over decades which has compounded it. In short, when you are up to your waist in floodwater, the last thing on your mind is saving the planet. " IMBY
  • Score: 3

11:50am Fri 14 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

The report I have in front of me , from the Environment Agency, states that in the Wake of the 2012 Flooding or the Levels, have shown the Capacity of the Tone from Hook Bridge Spillway to the Confluence, with the River Parrett, from the confluence @ North Moor Pumping Station, has been reduced to only around 65% of the Capacity, as designed in 1960 in the Tone Valley Scheme.
The Key Point is that the E A had accepted thatDredging and De-Silting was and would make a very great difference to flooding, duration and the impact on People and Farming,, agriculture and the environment. Not A Surprise !!
e agency Modelling on their Computors, demonstrate that restoring the Capacity to these two Rivers, length would to 85-90% of their 1960 Design
Would Significantly reduce the Duration and depth of Flooding, based on the 2012 Stats .
This information was Supplied Copy to me by a Member of the Drainage Board Consortium, Dated 26th February 2013 ..........Yes 1 Whole Year Ago, they knew this, after The Worst Flooding we Had seen in Somerset.!!!
Lord Smith seems unaware of this, factual evidence, or just chose to
"carry on Up the Swanee " with the No Dredging Policy......Unbeliev
able Buffoonery and incomprehensible foolishness .......He Has To Go Now, Go Now!!!
The report I have in front of me , from the Environment Agency, states that in the Wake of the 2012 Flooding or the Levels, have shown the Capacity of the Tone from Hook Bridge Spillway to the Confluence, with the River Parrett, from the confluence @ North Moor Pumping Station, has been reduced to only around 65% of the Capacity, as designed in 1960 in the Tone Valley Scheme. The Key Point is that the E A had accepted thatDredging and De-Silting was and would make a very great difference to flooding, duration and the impact on People and Farming,, agriculture and the environment. Not A Surprise !! e agency Modelling on their Computors, demonstrate that restoring the Capacity to these two Rivers, length would to 85-90% of their 1960 Design Would Significantly reduce the Duration and depth of Flooding, based on the 2012 Stats . This information was Supplied Copy to me by a Member of the Drainage Board Consortium, Dated 26th February 2013 ..........Yes 1 Whole Year Ago, they knew this, after The Worst Flooding we Had seen in Somerset.!!! Lord Smith seems unaware of this, factual evidence, or just chose to "carry on Up the Swanee " with the No Dredging Policy......Unbeliev able Buffoonery and incomprehensible foolishness .......He Has To Go Now, Go Now!!! Blue Owl
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12:11pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Hollow Willow says...

The first response from an Environment Agency Spokesman from Bridgwater House when the call for dredging was put to him in early January was to state that Dredging would make matters worst. About a week later when Chris Smith was interviewed he modified this to dredging may have helped a little. The facts are that they chose to ignore all calls for dredging despite the obvious that not to dredge reduces the capacity of the Rivers.
The Moors have always acted as a water sump to protect the Levels close to Bridgwater and Burnham etc. and this has been accepted and managed for decades. However to flood the Moors to this extent whilst dismissing all calls for dredging is totally irresponsible and those who promoted the policy not to dredge should be removed from the solution.
The local drainage boards should be given the resources to once again manage the Somerset Levels and Moors.
The first response from an Environment Agency Spokesman from Bridgwater House when the call for dredging was put to him in early January was to state that Dredging would make matters worst. About a week later when Chris Smith was interviewed he modified this to dredging may have helped a little. The facts are that they chose to ignore all calls for dredging despite the obvious that not to dredge reduces the capacity of the Rivers. The Moors have always acted as a water sump to protect the Levels close to Bridgwater and Burnham etc. and this has been accepted and managed for decades. However to flood the Moors to this extent whilst dismissing all calls for dredging is totally irresponsible and those who promoted the policy not to dredge should be removed from the solution. The local drainage boards should be given the resources to once again manage the Somerset Levels and Moors. Hollow Willow
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12:21pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Hollow Willow says...

Please publish the BBC email address IMBY, I gave now read McGrath's report and wish to complain.
Please publish the BBC email address IMBY, I gave now read McGrath's report and wish to complain. Hollow Willow
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8:02pm Fri 14 Feb 14

LevelsDweller says...

how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts.

Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts.

Vote tory, get your feet wet
how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts. Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts. Vote tory, get your feet wet LevelsDweller
  • Score: 9

9:41pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Jamesey says...

LevelsDweller wrote:
how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts.

Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts.

Vote tory, get your feet wet
I also noticed that the responses above appeared to be the start of a Tory "love in"! Those posters, along with the majority of Politicians, are too eager to score points rather than deal with the real issues.

I commend the BBC on providing an article focussing on science rather than political rhetoric.

We need to listen to the Scientists and Engineers, not the politicians. The experts seem to agree that no amount of dredging would have prevented the recent flooding.
[quote][p][bold]LevelsDweller[/bold] wrote: how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts. Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts. Vote tory, get your feet wet[/p][/quote]I also noticed that the responses above appeared to be the start of a Tory "love in"! Those posters, along with the majority of Politicians, are too eager to score points rather than deal with the real issues. I commend the BBC on providing an article focussing on science rather than political rhetoric. We need to listen to the Scientists and Engineers, not the politicians. The experts seem to agree that no amount of dredging would have prevented the recent flooding. Jamesey
  • Score: 4

9:03am Sat 15 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

Jamesey wrote:
LevelsDweller wrote:
how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts.

Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts.

Vote tory, get your feet wet
I also noticed that the responses above appeared to be the start of a Tory "love in"! Those posters, along with the majority of Politicians, are too eager to score points rather than deal with the real issues.

I commend the BBC on providing an article focussing on science rather than political rhetoric.

We need to listen to the Scientists and Engineers, not the politicians. The experts seem to agree that no amount of dredging would have prevented the recent flooding.
Jamesy, You pays your money, you believe the reports that best suit your political - Personal views.
I happen to take a more rounded approach, although of course I am a political Animal. as Former District Councillor, but that does teach you to, especially as a Planning Commitee Member to not Pre Judge, situations, but to evaluate all information supplied, coming to an informed decision, without bias.
The facts are, that the Environment Agency to Not Dredge, are the Main Cause of the Excessive Volumes of Rainwater, lying on the Moors, these Moors are Not the Designated Flood- Plains. The Salt ,Middle moor, the Hamlets of Muchelney, Moorland, Athelney, etc, have been Sacrificed by the E, Agency policies, BurrowBridge, was designated as to be Sacrificed to save Bridgwater..........

Whilst the Agency spent £ Millions making Wetland Bird Santuries, etc, £17.3
On Expenses, new Cars, Trips etc.......
It only needed to Spend £5 Million Dredging our River Parrett, as Bourne out by the Drainage Board Consortiums report, that on the 28th Feb 2013, after the 2012 Floods, reported to the Agency that dredging would take the 65% Capacity, up to the Post 1960 Capacity of 90-95% Thus increasing the Capacity volume of Water in the River Basin by 1/3 more, you do not need to be a Scientist to see the Sense in these figures........
Dredging alone is not the Answer, but, these Dutch Pumps must remain in place for the future, whatever the Cost of buying them.....
David L Preece
Blue- Owl
[quote][p][bold]Jamesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LevelsDweller[/bold] wrote: how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts. Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts. Vote tory, get your feet wet[/p][/quote]I also noticed that the responses above appeared to be the start of a Tory "love in"! Those posters, along with the majority of Politicians, are too eager to score points rather than deal with the real issues. I commend the BBC on providing an article focussing on science rather than political rhetoric. We need to listen to the Scientists and Engineers, not the politicians. The experts seem to agree that no amount of dredging would have prevented the recent flooding.[/p][/quote]Jamesy, You pays your money, you believe the reports that best suit your political - Personal views. I happen to take a more rounded approach, although of course I am a political Animal. as Former District Councillor, but that does teach you to, especially as a Planning Commitee Member to not Pre Judge, situations, but to evaluate all information supplied, coming to an informed decision, without bias. The facts are, that the Environment Agency to Not Dredge, are the Main Cause of the Excessive Volumes of Rainwater, lying on the Moors, these Moors are Not the Designated Flood- Plains. The Salt ,Middle moor, the Hamlets of Muchelney, Moorland, Athelney, etc, have been Sacrificed by the E, Agency policies, BurrowBridge, was designated as to be Sacrificed to save Bridgwater.......... Whilst the Agency spent £ Millions making Wetland Bird Santuries, etc, £17.3 On Expenses, new Cars, Trips etc....... It only needed to Spend £5 Million Dredging our River Parrett, as Bourne out by the Drainage Board Consortiums report, that on the 28th Feb 2013, after the 2012 Floods, reported to the Agency that dredging would take the 65% Capacity, up to the Post 1960 Capacity of 90-95% Thus increasing the Capacity volume of Water in the River Basin by 1/3 more, you do not need to be a Scientist to see the Sense in these figures........ Dredging alone is not the Answer, but, these Dutch Pumps must remain in place for the future, whatever the Cost of buying them..... David L Preece Blue- Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -3

9:24pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

LevelsDweller wrote:
how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts.

Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts.

Vote tory, get your feet wet
Levels dweller your cynicism is not required, we Tories are Sorting out the Financial Mess the last Labour Government left as a Legacy for the Mismanagement of the Governments Finances............
..
Your Labour Peer Lord Chris Smith is responsible as Quango Chairman, on £100k a year, placed there by Blairs Government.

So, do not blame us Tories of wanting to have Austerity Measures, they are working, slowly and surely, or as Ex Chancellor Brown would say
" prudently Neccessar" No Pain No Gain !!!
You talk of Tory, off Shore Accounts, almost all MP's across the Political Divide, have come from Professional backgrounds, of Law, Accountancy, or other well paid Jobs, they get paid a Salary, commensurate with the financial
Free market jobs out there in industry.
Funny how you want to blame Fat Cat Tories, the excessive rain, and the High Tide surges, were known of by the E Agency, after last years 1/100 freak weather. 12 Months on, they still refused to Dredge our Rivers. E A
Are to held to account, when the immediate threat subsides.
David L Preece
Blu-Owl
[quote][p][bold]LevelsDweller[/bold] wrote: how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts. Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts. Vote tory, get your feet wet[/p][/quote]Levels dweller your cynicism is not required, we Tories are Sorting out the Financial Mess the last Labour Government left as a Legacy for the Mismanagement of the Governments Finances............ .. Your Labour Peer Lord Chris Smith is responsible as Quango Chairman, on £100k a year, placed there by Blairs Government. So, do not blame us Tories of wanting to have Austerity Measures, they are working, slowly and surely, or as Ex Chancellor Brown would say " prudently Neccessar" No Pain No Gain !!! You talk of Tory, off Shore Accounts, almost all MP's across the Political Divide, have come from Professional backgrounds, of Law, Accountancy, or other well paid Jobs, they get paid a Salary, commensurate with the financial Free market jobs out there in industry. Funny how you want to blame Fat Cat Tories, the excessive rain, and the High Tide surges, were known of by the E Agency, after last years 1/100 freak weather. 12 Months on, they still refused to Dredge our Rivers. E A Are to held to account, when the immediate threat subsides. David L Preece Blu-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -5

4:27pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Useacarpark.com says...

Blue Owl wrote:
LevelsDweller wrote:
how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts.

Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts.

Vote tory, get your feet wet
Levels dweller your cynicism is not required, we Tories are Sorting out the Financial Mess the last Labour Government left as a Legacy for the Mismanagement of the Governments Finances............

..
Your Labour Peer Lord Chris Smith is responsible as Quango Chairman, on £100k a year, placed there by Blairs Government.

So, do not blame us Tories of wanting to have Austerity Measures, they are working, slowly and surely, or as Ex Chancellor Brown would say
" prudently Neccessar" No Pain No Gain !!!
You talk of Tory, off Shore Accounts, almost all MP's across the Political Divide, have come from Professional backgrounds, of Law, Accountancy, or other well paid Jobs, they get paid a Salary, commensurate with the financial
Free market jobs out there in industry.
Funny how you want to blame Fat Cat Tories, the excessive rain, and the High Tide surges, were known of by the E Agency, after last years 1/100 freak weather. 12 Months on, they still refused to Dredge our Rivers. E A
Are to held to account, when the immediate threat subsides.
David L Preece
Blu-Owl
And who dictates how much the environment agency can spend.....idiot!
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LevelsDweller[/bold] wrote: how many of you complaining about lack of dredging voted tory? The party that wants 'austerity for ever' so that the rich can add a few more zeros to their offshore accounts. Floods are nothing new to the levels as anyone paying attention can tell you. The extent of this years floods are probably something to do with the large amounts of rain coupled to funding cuts. Vote tory, get your feet wet[/p][/quote]Levels dweller your cynicism is not required, we Tories are Sorting out the Financial Mess the last Labour Government left as a Legacy for the Mismanagement of the Governments Finances............ .. Your Labour Peer Lord Chris Smith is responsible as Quango Chairman, on £100k a year, placed there by Blairs Government. So, do not blame us Tories of wanting to have Austerity Measures, they are working, slowly and surely, or as Ex Chancellor Brown would say " prudently Neccessar" No Pain No Gain !!! You talk of Tory, off Shore Accounts, almost all MP's across the Political Divide, have come from Professional backgrounds, of Law, Accountancy, or other well paid Jobs, they get paid a Salary, commensurate with the financial Free market jobs out there in industry. Funny how you want to blame Fat Cat Tories, the excessive rain, and the High Tide surges, were known of by the E Agency, after last years 1/100 freak weather. 12 Months on, they still refused to Dredge our Rivers. E A Are to held to account, when the immediate threat subsides. David L Preece Blu-Owl[/p][/quote]And who dictates how much the environment agency can spend.....idiot! Useacarpark.com
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10.01 pm. Washing a swan.
10.01 pm. Washing a swan. markyboy123
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