- Storm Tidal Surge
This storm’s been a bit of a bugger so far, but tonight in my neck of the woods (the South East) we are expected to see a tidal surge on the scale of 1953 apparently. I have family in Norfolk and on the South Coast who have been told to evacuate coastal areas.
What’s it like near you?Posted 4 years ago
My girlfriend just called to say that she nearly got blown off Blackfriars Bridge (London). I can tell you for a fact that she would have been exaggerating, but it sounds like she had to put a foot down to stop herself getting blown over which is pretty extreme for these partsPosted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Well I’m working near Blackfriars Bridge and it’s simply windy, nothing special – so yes she is exaggerating. Unless she likes to walk along the guardrail or something.
I did have a bit of a chuckle though this morning listening to the news. When there’s a storm down South STW’s Northerners are queueing up to blather on about how bad weather in the South is over-reported and no-one pays any attention to them and their weather.
Well there’s nothing going on down here and the Scottish/Northern storm is headline news all day long. So shut your mahf.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
and on the wirral where there was just a bit of wind earlier, this afternoon armageddon has arrived, huge beech tree down in local park, just missing childrens play area, massive flooding at new brighton, 60 million pound leisure and shop complex flooded, people trapped inside, morrisons supermarket, home bargains, a cinema, casino, and lots of cafe and coffee shops flooded deeply, cars floating round car park etc.
then down the road west kirby, cars floated off and smashed into each other lots of walls down,flooding to peoples homes etc.
Pictures up soon.Posted 4 years agokonagirlMember
flange, I too hope that it turns out to not be as bad as predicted, since the EA have issued severe flood warnings for pretty much the whole of Boston and large swathes of the East Anglia and Kent coastlines. Hope it doesn’t affect your family, and if it does, hope they stay safe.
In the North Sea, usually the surge builds as it travels south because of the way the winds force it and since there has already been flooding further north I think the EA are taking an (understandably) cautious approach by evacuating areas that are vulnerable (caravan parks, bungalows, close to raised defences) or are particularly low-lying.Posted 4 years agorusty90Member
Better get used to it (apparently)Posted 4 years ago
Climate change warning: Killer winter storms for next THIRTY yearskonagirlMember
Depending on where they are on the Norfolk coast, they should have been visited by an EA or police officer if they are at high risk. But still worth moving important items upstairs and bottling some drinking water just in case if they are on the coast. Surge levels are predicted around 2m above tide levels within 1-2 hours of high water. Best wishes to anyone affected.Posted 4 years agoioloMember
It was a bit moist in North Wales todayPosted 4 years ago
Not surprising seeing as a lot of those properties are in a high risk flood zone.
I know many millions have been spent on sea defences but if you get the right conditions ie high tide and wind then it will happen again and again unless the defences are significantly raised again.
Not even a breath of wind right now on the Thames Estuary, the tide is going to be the problem here. The storm churned up the North Sea pretty good it would seem. My niece lives right on the beach at Winchelsea near Rye, so just to make sure she’s staying here tonight. Hopefully she won’t have to bail out her home this time tomorrow….Posted 4 years ago
I must admit a few years ago I thought “yeah right, stealth tax etc”, but now it’s becoming a reality all over the world. The Philippines, Hurricane Sandy, various F5 tornadoes, two hurricane force storms in a month over here, it’s all adding up and it’s not even properly winter yet!Posted 4 years agoyossarianMember
I live up a hill just outside Whitstable on the north kent coast. Major alerts in a few places nearby, namely Seasalter and Sandwich. People are being evacuated from a few places. The major concern here is that high tide is overnight and Seasalter has one small road which would make access extremely challenging later on.Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
jeffm – Member
Lots of flooding round the coast here on the Wirral.
Yep, despite Project protesting it was a light breeze earlier.
Back of Morrison’s & look at the calm water behind the sea wall!!
Morisons totally flooded out, the loading bay slopes down from the sea wall, and no flod gates, cinema casino, and cafes and shops all flooded.
West kirby was also badly hit, lots of damaged cars walls down, pictures up soon.Posted 4 years ago
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