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8:43am Wed 21 Nov 12

garyjscott says...

Parts of West Buckland now inaccessible due to deep water. From M5 J26 into village deep water. Large patches of floodwater in all low areas, up to waist height. If on school run for West Buckland, advise going from J26 via Ruggin, over the hill and into West Buckland.
Parts of West Buckland now inaccessible due to deep water. From M5 J26 into village deep water. Large patches of floodwater in all low areas, up to waist height. If on school run for West Buckland, advise going from J26 via Ruggin, over the hill and into West Buckland. garyjscott
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8:52am Wed 21 Nov 12

Joyfulbichon says...

A first for me...Winterhay Lane, Ilminster flooded. I think all the building along there is blocking the drains with endless mud.
A first for me...Winterhay Lane, Ilminster flooded. I think all the building along there is blocking the drains with endless mud. Joyfulbichon
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8:56am Wed 21 Nov 12

blackmasquerade says...

Flooding around Woolavington, Bawdrip and A39, though passable with care. Amazed how stupid some drivers are to think they can go through floodwater at speed, only to grind to a halt and cause tailbacks - idiots!
Flooding around Woolavington, Bawdrip and A39, though passable with care. Amazed how stupid some drivers are to think they can go through floodwater at speed, only to grind to a halt and cause tailbacks - idiots! blackmasquerade
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9:07am Wed 21 Nov 12

suzannegough says...

is minehead road still impassable from williton?
is minehead road still impassable from williton? suzannegough
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9:09am Wed 21 Nov 12

Edwap says...

"A SPOKESMAN for Somerset County Council has said all schools in the county are open except for Old Cleeve School."

Interesting - the list published is longer than one school (and the official list doesn't even include Old Cleeve!) https://slp.somerset
.gov.uk/Pages/defaul
t.aspx


Also - one of my friend's kids go to Stoke St Gregory Primary which is also closed.
"A SPOKESMAN for Somerset County Council has said all schools in the county are open except for Old Cleeve School." Interesting - the list published is longer than one school (and the official list doesn't even include Old Cleeve!) https://slp.somerset .gov.uk/Pages/defaul t.aspx Also - one of my friend's kids go to Stoke St Gregory Primary which is also closed. Edwap
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10:19am Wed 21 Nov 12

D Garland says...

West Somerset Community College is also closed today!!!!!
West Somerset Community College is also closed today!!!!! D Garland
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11:10am Wed 21 Nov 12

RustyKnight says...

Robin Phipps is complaining "Why aren't there any councillors here doing something about it?"

Hasn't he heard, there are floods all over the place, they are probably too busy elsewhere!
Robin Phipps is complaining "Why aren't there any councillors here doing something about it?" Hasn't he heard, there are floods all over the place, they are probably too busy elsewhere! RustyKnight
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11:14am Wed 21 Nov 12

RustyKnight says...

I hope someone makes sure EDF know about the problems on the roads between the M5 and Hinkley Point today.
I hope someone makes sure EDF know about the problems on the roads between the M5 and Hinkley Point today. RustyKnight
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12:08pm Wed 21 Nov 12

RustyKnight says...

Typical Mercury, they put a weather forecast with 100% rain on it and outside is blue sky and sunshine!
Typical Mercury, they put a weather forecast with 100% rain on it and outside is blue sky and sunshine! RustyKnight
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12:13pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Ipavlo says...

Re-Robin Phips: Councillor Colin Allen has been out helping since 7.30am, he got so wet and cold he came home for a shower and went straight back out again. If you see him give him a coffee!
Re-Robin Phips: Councillor Colin Allen has been out helping since 7.30am, he got so wet and cold he came home for a shower and went straight back out again. If you see him give him a coffee! Ipavlo
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12:42pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Mi_Coc says...

RustyKnight wrote:
I hope someone makes sure EDF know about the problems on the roads between the M5 and Hinkley Point today.
I will tell them later when I see there partner management team.
[quote][p][bold]RustyKnight[/bold] wrote: I hope someone makes sure EDF know about the problems on the roads between the M5 and Hinkley Point today.[/p][/quote]I will tell them later when I see there partner management team. Mi_Coc
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12:55pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Wellyboy says...

The River Tone near Tone bridge as been rising very fast. The bridge over to Morrisons from St James Street is closed as the river is flowing very fast and looks like it will burst.
Overheard someone saying there is about another 1ft worth of what to come

Ouch
The River Tone near Tone bridge as been rising very fast. The bridge over to Morrisons from St James Street is closed as the river is flowing very fast and looks like it will burst. Overheard someone saying there is about another 1ft worth of what to come Ouch Wellyboy
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1:06pm Wed 21 Nov 12

SheilaA says...

To the person in Cannington who said where are the Councillors THEY were out trying to slow traffic down going through Cannington, moveing cars from the Brook area District Councillor Ian Dyar was also helping and I as a councillior was trying to get the police to stop traffic coming through Cannington but was told we have no more police to do anything and no more signs to put out as it is so bad all over Somerset all resurces are being used.The Parish Council were doing all they could. If Mr Phipps wants to make his views felt the Environment Agency will be at the next Council Meeting.they are the ones to talk to
To the person in Cannington who said where are the Councillors THEY were out trying to slow traffic down going through Cannington, moveing cars from the Brook area District Councillor Ian Dyar was also helping and I as a councillior was trying to get the police to stop traffic coming through Cannington but was told we have no more police to do anything and no more signs to put out as it is so bad all over Somerset all resurces are being used.The Parish Council were doing all they could. If Mr Phipps wants to make his views felt the Environment Agency will be at the next Council Meeting.they are the ones to talk to SheilaA
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1:24pm Wed 21 Nov 12

LookingForLiars says...

Yes, we have had biblical rain, but some of this flooding is avoidable if SCC maintained our drains and culvert's. But they don't.
The only way is to do it yourself !
Yes, we have had biblical rain, but some of this flooding is avoidable if SCC maintained our drains and culvert's. But they don't. The only way is to do it yourself ! LookingForLiars
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1:57pm Wed 21 Nov 12

RustyKnight says...

Apparently the A39 between Cannington and Bridgwater is now clear.
Apparently the A39 between Cannington and Bridgwater is now clear. RustyKnight
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2:06pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Phill S says...

North Curry Flooding is nearly cleared by the Post Office and the Moor is getting a little higher!

http://instagram.com
/p/SS0-dZBbH-/
North Curry Flooding is nearly cleared by the Post Office and the Moor is getting a little higher! http://instagram.com /p/SS0-dZBbH-/ Phill S
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2:43pm Wed 21 Nov 12

RustyKnight says...

Don't know how your tide times work but according to the http://www.tidetimes
.org.uk website, high tide was at 12:34
Don't know how your tide times work but according to the http://www.tidetimes .org.uk website, high tide was at 12:34 RustyKnight
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4:50pm Wed 21 Nov 12

somersetsteve says...

I would just like to say how sorry we as a family are for the flood victims.
We are lucky to live in an area of Chard that is not liable to flooding.and count ourselves very lucky.
I would just like to say how sorry we as a family are for the flood victims. We are lucky to live in an area of Chard that is not liable to flooding.and count ourselves very lucky. somersetsteve
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8:26pm Wed 21 Nov 12

souwesterly says...

At the top end of Eastwick Road yesterday there were 3 SCC men (and a lorry) collecting the leaves. Woweee! Now, if they'd cut back on the pen-pushers instead of the workers, we might have had ten - perhaps twenty; maybe more, crews out and about making sure that drains and gullies were clear to take the rain.
The only mitigating factor is that the Met Office, while forecasting rain, gave little indication of a deluge until perhaps 24 hours prior to it happening.
But, why did no-one see this coming - without the aid of the Met Office?
The last couple of Novembers have been relatively dry - but you only have to look back three years to see that we had much the same then.
I recorded 174mm (in Priorswood) in November 2009 - but although there were floods, many went away remarkably quickly because the water could drain off easily.
No chance this year, with all the rubbish and leaves uncollected.
*
I have so much feeling for those who are flooded out. It must leave you feeling so utterly useless; so powerless, as the water takes over your life..... I've been there once in my life - never again, please.
So I wish you all to be strong despite the hardships. There must be a bright side somewhere - please God, may it come to you all soon.
*
We're not over it yet (more to come later this week apparently) but now the council and other authorities have been shaken awake, perhaps we'll see some better proactive responses from them all. Perhaps the world aint gonna end just yet.....
At the top end of Eastwick Road yesterday there were 3 SCC men (and a lorry) collecting the leaves. Woweee! Now, if they'd cut back on the pen-pushers instead of the workers, we might have had ten - perhaps twenty; maybe more, crews out and about making sure that drains and gullies were clear to take the rain. The only mitigating factor is that the Met Office, while forecasting rain, gave little indication of a deluge until perhaps 24 hours prior to it happening. But, why did no-one see this coming - without the aid of the Met Office? The last couple of Novembers have been relatively dry - but you only have to look back three years to see that we had much the same then. I recorded 174mm (in Priorswood) in November 2009 - but although there were floods, many went away remarkably quickly because the water could drain off easily. No chance this year, with all the rubbish and leaves uncollected. * I have so much feeling for those who are flooded out. It must leave you feeling so utterly useless; so powerless, as the water takes over your life..... I've been there once in my life - never again, please. So I wish you all to be strong despite the hardships. There must be a bright side somewhere - please God, may it come to you all soon. * We're not over it yet (more to come later this week apparently) but now the council and other authorities have been shaken awake, perhaps we'll see some better proactive responses from them all. Perhaps the world aint gonna end just yet..... souwesterly
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12:27pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Guy Smiley says...

I wonder if the New York Times are running a live news feed on the Somerset flooding their web-site?
I wonder if the New York Times are running a live news feed on the Somerset flooding their web-site? Guy Smiley
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12:53pm Thu 22 Nov 12

CosApp says...

Oh I don't know we've got a nice new £5m Castle Green and got rid of a vital town centre car park - now you want the drains clearing and flood defences. How selfish can you be. They'll have to increase your Council Tax if you want sensible things!!! Hello councillors, wake, smell the coffee and start and spend our monbey wisely....... oh, and don't give us this drivel about Government Central Funds.
Oh I don't know we've got a nice new £5m Castle Green and got rid of a vital town centre car park - now you want the drains clearing and flood defences. How selfish can you be. They'll have to increase your Council Tax if you want sensible things!!! Hello councillors, wake, smell the coffee and start and spend our monbey wisely....... oh, and don't give us this drivel about Government Central Funds. CosApp
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7:17pm Thu 22 Nov 12

garyjscott says...

From M5 J26 into West Buckland now impassable again, water levels higher than previously already. Avoid.
From M5 J26 into West Buckland now impassable again, water levels higher than previously already. Avoid. garyjscott
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7:21pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Joyfulbichon says...

Someone has aimed a hosepipe at my window...lol or so it seems. Hope Victorian Evening and Christmas light switch on is going ahead in Ilminster tomorrow. Got cousin from Guildford and sister from Taunton attending !!!
Someone has aimed a hosepipe at my window...lol or so it seems. Hope Victorian Evening and Christmas light switch on is going ahead in Ilminster tomorrow. Got cousin from Guildford and sister from Taunton attending !!! Joyfulbichon
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9:30pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Wellington Shrek says...

bloody hell has it been raining
bloody hell has it been raining Wellington Shrek
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10:51pm Thu 22 Nov 12

souwesterly says...

Looks as if the rain had just about stopped in Taunton (10.45pm).
So - for those who are interested, in Priorswood, I recorded 44.4mm yesterday and a further 25.2mm so far today - a total of 69.6mm or 2.74" inside two days. That makes a total of 118.8mm for the month to date.
It was also a bit windy, wasn't it? Maximum gust here today of 34.9mph at 4pm - much stronger winds up on the hills, no doubt....
Just thought you might like to know :)
Looks as if the rain had just about stopped in Taunton (10.45pm). So - for those who are interested, in Priorswood, I recorded 44.4mm yesterday and a further 25.2mm so far today - a total of 69.6mm or 2.74" inside two days. That makes a total of 118.8mm for the month to date. It was also a bit windy, wasn't it? Maximum gust here today of 34.9mph at 4pm - much stronger winds up on the hills, no doubt.... Just thought you might like to know :) souwesterly
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7:16am Fri 23 Nov 12

Samej1 says...

souwesterly wrote:
Looks as if the rain had just about stopped in Taunton (10.45pm).
So - for those who are interested, in Priorswood, I recorded 44.4mm yesterday and a further 25.2mm so far today - a total of 69.6mm or 2.74" inside two days. That makes a total of 118.8mm for the month to date.
It was also a bit windy, wasn't it? Maximum gust here today of 34.9mph at 4pm - much stronger winds up on the hills, no doubt....
Just thought you might like to know :)
Recorded 45mph yesterday afternoon here over the other side of the Quantocks - sensor not very high so 'real' value probably 10-20% higher
[quote][p][bold]souwesterly[/bold] wrote: Looks as if the rain had just about stopped in Taunton (10.45pm). So - for those who are interested, in Priorswood, I recorded 44.4mm yesterday and a further 25.2mm so far today - a total of 69.6mm or 2.74" inside two days. That makes a total of 118.8mm for the month to date. It was also a bit windy, wasn't it? Maximum gust here today of 34.9mph at 4pm - much stronger winds up on the hills, no doubt.... Just thought you might like to know :)[/p][/quote]Recorded 45mph yesterday afternoon here over the other side of the Quantocks - sensor not very high so 'real' value probably 10-20% higher Samej1
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9:22am Sun 25 Nov 12

souwesterly says...

To keep the rainfall figures up to date, I might as well let you know that there was no rain on Friday!
However.....to make up for it, there was 32.0 mm in my gauge yesterday.
That makes it 115 mm of rain in a week.....
And that wind didn't half rattle things around during the night although the peak gust here (where I'm a bit sheltered) was 23 mph.
Hope you all survived - to look forward to the next round.
To keep the rainfall figures up to date, I might as well let you know that there was no rain on Friday! However.....to make up for it, there was 32.0 mm in my gauge yesterday. That makes it 115 mm of rain in a week..... And that wind didn't half rattle things around during the night although the peak gust here (where I'm a bit sheltered) was 23 mph. Hope you all survived - to look forward to the next round. souwesterly
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12:35pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Samej1 says...

souwesterly wrote:
To keep the rainfall figures up to date, I might as well let you know that there was no rain on Friday!
However.....to make up for it, there was 32.0 mm in my gauge yesterday.
That makes it 115 mm of rain in a week.....
And that wind didn't half rattle things around during the night although the peak gust here (where I'm a bit sheltered) was 23 mph.
Hope you all survived - to look forward to the next round.
I recorded another 45mph gust last night, 32.6mm ppn
[quote][p][bold]souwesterly[/bold] wrote: To keep the rainfall figures up to date, I might as well let you know that there was no rain on Friday! However.....to make up for it, there was 32.0 mm in my gauge yesterday. That makes it 115 mm of rain in a week..... And that wind didn't half rattle things around during the night although the peak gust here (where I'm a bit sheltered) was 23 mph. Hope you all survived - to look forward to the next round.[/p][/quote]I recorded another 45mph gust last night, 32.6mm ppn Samej1
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8:49am Mon 26 Nov 12

Anonone says...

Could someone at the Gazette regularly update the
'updated 6:47am Wednesday 21st November 2012'
heading on this article, please?
Could someone at the Gazette regularly update the 'updated 6:47am Wednesday 21st November 2012' heading on this article, please? Anonone
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4:40pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Blue Owl says...

CosApp wrote:
Oh I don't know we've got a nice new £5m Castle Green and got rid of a vital town centre car park - now you want the drains clearing and flood defences. How selfish can you be. They'll have to increase your Council Tax if you want sensible things!!! Hello councillors, wake, smell the coffee and start and spend our monbey wisely....... oh, and don't give us this drivel about Government Central Funds.
As a visitor to Taunton some weeks ago, I was utterly Flabbergasted to see the Municipal car park @ the rear of the Castle Hotel being dug up and turned into more flower beds and paving.Surely the Townsfolk did not approve this complete and utter waste of Taxpayers money.
It's no wonder there is no money left in the SCC Budget, to be spent on what is desperately needed across the County, ie; Proper Highway Maintenance and road infrastructure repairs. Not the Lions share of the Budget being spent in Just Taunton. You've had more than enough spent on your 3rd way and other road projects. You are there to Serve the WHOLE of the County.
Regards Blue-owl.
[quote][p][bold]CosApp[/bold] wrote: Oh I don't know we've got a nice new £5m Castle Green and got rid of a vital town centre car park - now you want the drains clearing and flood defences. How selfish can you be. They'll have to increase your Council Tax if you want sensible things!!! Hello councillors, wake, smell the coffee and start and spend our monbey wisely....... oh, and don't give us this drivel about Government Central Funds.[/p][/quote]As a visitor to Taunton some weeks ago, I was utterly Flabbergasted to see the Municipal car park @ the rear of the Castle Hotel being dug up and turned into more flower beds and paving.Surely the Townsfolk did not approve this complete and utter waste of Taxpayers money. It's no wonder there is no money left in the SCC Budget, to be spent on what is desperately needed across the County, ie; Proper Highway Maintenance and road infrastructure repairs. Not the Lions share of the Budget being spent in Just Taunton. You've had more than enough spent on your 3rd way and other road projects. You are there to Serve the WHOLE of the County. Regards Blue-owl. Blue Owl
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