LiveSomerset floods: Environment Agency warns further flooding to come over weekend

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Summary

  • High tide causes problems in coastal towns and villages.
  • Heavy rain batters county with more on the way.
  • Lightning strikes Bridgwater care home.
  • Seafront roads to close again tonight (Friday)
  • Dozens of warnings in place after low pressure and winds cause tidal surge.
  • Send your flood pictures to newsdesk@countygazette.co.uk

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9:30am Fri 3 Jan 14

blackmasquerade says...

Have just driven through the most ferocious storm I can recall in over 30 years of driving that came out of nowhere & hit the M5 around Bridgwater. One minute light drizzle then suddenly a torrential downpour & an intense bright flash that lit up the sky, immediately followed by the loudest thunder I've ever heard directly overhead, so much so the shockwave vibrated right through the car. I kid you not!

Take care out there guys.
Have just driven through the most ferocious storm I can recall in over 30 years of driving that came out of nowhere & hit the M5 around Bridgwater. One minute light drizzle then suddenly a torrential downpour & an intense bright flash that lit up the sky, immediately followed by the loudest thunder I've ever heard directly overhead, so much so the shockwave vibrated right through the car. I kid you not! Take care out there guys. blackmasquerade
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5:34pm Fri 3 Jan 14

MSUK2014 says...

High tide of 5.30m expected in Bridgwater after a 5.50m high tide this morning. High tide is expected around 8.15pm.
High tide of 5.30m expected in Bridgwater after a 5.50m high tide this morning. High tide is expected around 8.15pm. MSUK2014
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8:54pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Baldbloke says...

blackmasquerade wrote:
Have just driven through the most ferocious storm I can recall in over 30 years of driving that came out of nowhere & hit the M5 around Bridgwater. One minute light drizzle then suddenly a torrential downpour & an intense bright flash that lit up the sky, immediately followed by the loudest thunder I've ever heard directly overhead, so much so the shockwave vibrated right through the car. I kid you not!

Take care out there guys.
I avoided it fortunately, but saw the aftermath on the A358 'twixt Ilminster and Taunton this morning - I certainly wouldn't have wanterd to drive through it.

Take care indeed!
[quote][p][bold]blackmasquerade[/bold] wrote: Have just driven through the most ferocious storm I can recall in over 30 years of driving that came out of nowhere & hit the M5 around Bridgwater. One minute light drizzle then suddenly a torrential downpour & an intense bright flash that lit up the sky, immediately followed by the loudest thunder I've ever heard directly overhead, so much so the shockwave vibrated right through the car. I kid you not! Take care out there guys.[/p][/quote]I avoided it fortunately, but saw the aftermath on the A358 'twixt Ilminster and Taunton this morning - I certainly wouldn't have wanterd to drive through it. Take care indeed! Baldbloke
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9:37pm Fri 3 Jan 14

rossbaker8 says...

wasn't as bad tonight at the Bridgwater town bridge a little lower than this morning.
wasn't as bad tonight at the Bridgwater town bridge a little lower than this morning. rossbaker8
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9:41pm Fri 3 Jan 14

nat_11 says...

the sad thing is you'll still get some idiot going for a swim in it!
the sad thing is you'll still get some idiot going for a swim in it! nat_11
  • Score: 1

12:18am Sat 4 Jan 14

Blue Owl says...

Yinsider, I can not get into the E A Insier Blog, can you repost or email me the link,
davidpreece2@ aol.co.uk
Thankyou
Yinsider, I can not get into the E A Insier Blog, can you repost or email me the link, davidpreece2@ aol.co.uk Thankyou Blue Owl
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2:55pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Alex@SDA says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Yinsider, I can not get into the E A Insier Blog, can you repost or email me the link,
davidpreece2@ aol.co.uk
Thankyou
All you need to is add .uk after co on the link that was posted.

I did have a look. Too much detail, seems one or two are slightly bitter. Can't say I care though as there is dissention in any such institution and you always get the ones who try to change the world.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Yinsider, I can not get into the E A Insier Blog, can you repost or email me the link, davidpreece2@ aol.co.uk Thankyou[/p][/quote]All you need to is add .uk after co on the link that was posted. I did have a look. Too much detail, seems one or two are slightly bitter. Can't say I care though as there is dissention in any such institution and you always get the ones who try to change the world. Alex@SDA
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7:41pm Sat 4 Jan 14

nat_11 says...

this article's long enough isn't it?
this article's long enough isn't it? nat_11
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11:40am Sun 5 Jan 14

Blue Owl says...

We have survived another Ebb & Flow this morning, without further incident, however with the approaching Storm and winds, thunder and Lightening predicted to hit us later this afternoon.
Then this will be the time to be alert and aware, as with already sodden ground, high River levels, and the rain still draining down the streams from the hills around us..................
Coincide with a high tide, and we will suffer, as others have already..........Thi
s combination is the Recipe for us to be flooded, where we previously have not been...........
Help your neighbours, and especially the Elderly and the Frail in our Community...
We have survived another Ebb & Flow this morning, without further incident, however with the approaching Storm and winds, thunder and Lightening predicted to hit us later this afternoon. Then this will be the time to be alert and aware, as with already sodden ground, high River levels, and the rain still draining down the streams from the hills around us.................. Coincide with a high tide, and we will suffer, as others have already..........Thi s combination is the Recipe for us to be flooded, where we previously have not been........... Help your neighbours, and especially the Elderly and the Frail in our Community... Blue Owl
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