Storm Tidal Surge
Just spoke to my parents in Hunstanton who have a shop on the seafront. The boarding and concrete steps in front of the shop have been smashed to pieces. Shutters are badly damaged. 😥Posted 4 years ago
Won’t know the full extent of the damage until after tomorrow mornings high tide.
Well I was with the forecasting guys at the EA yesterday and as the model runs for the tide came in it was an anxious time. They don’t issue a severe very often because the implications are huge. It will be a terrible time for some people tonight. Be thankful that we have so much better flood defences and warning systems in place than in 53.
We ran an exercise last year that simulated this occurrence, now it’s time to get it right for real.
JamesPosted 4 years agoircSubscriber
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!
On the other hand “The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season was the first Atlantic hurricane season since 1994 to end with no known major hurricanes”
The increase in reported tornadoes over recent decades is down to increased reporting through better communications, weather radar etc.
It’s winter we get storms sometimes.Posted 4 years agosingletrackmindMember
Enviro Agency haveissues a warning for my road . South coast , Hampshire.Posted 4 years ago
I live 100m from the sea , so will be assembling a grab bag in minute ,just in case . Probably wont come to anything as its very calm here tonight .
Sea defences just rebuilt using 70,000 tonnes of granite to make large groynes to break up the waves .
20 years ago? Travel back about 24 years ago I would have been in the back of your shop, past all the wool and nonsense at the front looking at the burago model of the group B Peugeot 205 that I saved all summer for. 😀
Dropped it this year and had to throw it.. 😥Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
some pictures of the flooding of new brighton and west kirby,wirral plenty of work for contract cleaners , car removal trucks and bricklayers.Posted 4 years ago
It was! My mates and I built that little bike track in the woods and chalk pit near ringstead on the downs, perfect for my Raleigh Mustang.. I grew up in ringstead on the Peddars Way. Went to Glebe House School.
Cool reminiscing, hope your parents are ok tomorrow.
JamesPosted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
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.
Yeah. Bloody northerners. It’s not like it is relevant to the south.
Oh.Posted 4 years agosadexpunkSubscriber
we were called to boston yesterday teatime as water rescue, spent the evening wading waist high through the estates and transporting them by boat to dry ground.
very sad wading through peoples houses watching their possessions floating around. i know theres no good time for it to happen, but itll be a miserable christmas for them 🙁Posted 4 years agorossi46Member
Wow, Norfolk looks like it’s had a battering 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Hemsby has lost several houses and part of its lifeboat station to the sea, they’ve been trying to get some funding for sea defences for ages bless them. I was there in the summer and those cliffs are very fragile.
I wonder if Happisburg has been reclaimed by the sea some more?
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