LiveFlash floods cause havoc on Somerset's roads

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Summary

  • Gusts of winds up to 60mph and 50-60mm of rain.
  • Met Office release amber alert for severe weather.
  • Flood alerts for Upper River Tone catchment area between Waterrow and Bishops Hull.
  • Flood alerts for Lower catchment area from Bishops Hull to North Curry.
  • Spray from surface water on M5 causing problems.
  • Several roads blocked or impassable due to floodwater.

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8:47am Mon 24 Sep 12

souwesterly says...

I could hear the rain last night, but I was still staggered to see 48mm of rain recorded on my weather station between midnight and 8am today (24th).....on top of the 22.5mm yesterday. No flooding where I live (Priorswood) but do take care out there - that's 3" of rain on top of almost 2 weeks of hard dried ground. Might be some good pictures though!
I could hear the rain last night, but I was still staggered to see 48mm of rain recorded on my weather station between midnight and 8am today (24th).....on top of the 22.5mm yesterday. No flooding where I live (Priorswood) but do take care out there - that's 3" of rain on top of almost 2 weeks of hard dried ground. Might be some good pictures though! souwesterly
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9:20am Mon 24 Sep 12

fedupnewt says...

landslides in north newton.floods everywhere.
landslides in north newton.floods everywhere. fedupnewt
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10:06am Mon 24 Sep 12

lmsams says...

wokr up at around 2am and it was torrential rain. the sky was completely orange!
wokr up at around 2am and it was torrential rain. the sky was completely orange! lmsams
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11:12am Mon 24 Sep 12

LookingForLiars says...

The simple fact is that the council don't clear the drain's and gulley's anymore !!!
So when it rain's we "the rate's payer's" have to drive through flood's in order to get to work in order to pay our rate's ???
Durleigh road Bridgwater being a good example.
The simple fact is that the council don't clear the drain's and gulley's anymore !!! So when it rain's we "the rate's payer's" have to drive through flood's in order to get to work in order to pay our rate's ??? Durleigh road Bridgwater being a good example. LookingForLiars
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11:32am Mon 24 Sep 12

FreeSpeech? says...

LookingForLiars wrote:
The simple fact is that the council don't clear the drain's and gulley's anymore !!!
So when it rain's we "the rate's payer's" have to drive through flood's in order to get to work in order to pay our rate's ???
Durleigh road Bridgwater being a good example.
Well you can't buy the latest Ipads can you if you spend the money on clearing the drains to improve safety.
[quote][p][bold]LookingForLiars[/bold] wrote: The simple fact is that the council don't clear the drain's and gulley's anymore !!! So when it rain's we "the rate's payer's" have to drive through flood's in order to get to work in order to pay our rate's ??? Durleigh road Bridgwater being a good example.[/p][/quote]Well you can't buy the latest Ipads can you if you spend the money on clearing the drains to improve safety. FreeSpeech?
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12:28pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Samej1 says...

souwesterly wrote:
I could hear the rain last night, but I was still staggered to see 48mm of rain recorded on my weather station between midnight and 8am today (24th).....on top of the 22.5mm yesterday. No flooding where I live (Priorswood) but do take care out there - that's 3" of rain on top of almost 2 weeks of hard dried ground. Might be some good pictures though!
I recorded 45mm overnight too NE of the Quantocks - amazing amount since my previous record for 24hrs was 25mm!
[quote][p][bold]souwesterly[/bold] wrote: I could hear the rain last night, but I was still staggered to see 48mm of rain recorded on my weather station between midnight and 8am today (24th).....on top of the 22.5mm yesterday. No flooding where I live (Priorswood) but do take care out there - that's 3" of rain on top of almost 2 weeks of hard dried ground. Might be some good pictures though![/p][/quote]I recorded 45mm overnight too NE of the Quantocks - amazing amount since my previous record for 24hrs was 25mm! Samej1
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2:16pm Mon 24 Sep 12

katalina21 says...

Somerset Bridge school has been closed because of drainage problems due to all the rain we have had.
Somerset Bridge school has been closed because of drainage problems due to all the rain we have had. katalina21
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2:43pm Mon 24 Sep 12

BaldyLocks says...

Oooh water fall from sky make ground wet. Make big puddles. I go splash splash.
Oooh water fall from sky make ground wet. Make big puddles. I go splash splash. BaldyLocks
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3:50pm Mon 24 Sep 12

souwesterly says...

BaldyLocks wrote:
Oooh water fall from sky make ground wet. Make big puddles. I go splash splash.
Go away and play then.....
[quote][p][bold]BaldyLocks[/bold] wrote: Oooh water fall from sky make ground wet. Make big puddles. I go splash splash.[/p][/quote]Go away and play then..... souwesterly
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