Tag: Flooding

Spring Tides Underwhelm Westover

The predicted high spring tides this weekend were noticeably underwhelming as flood management staff from all the agencies easily outnumbered water weary flood tourists. Today’s high tides failed to even touch the underside of the town bridge or emerge through the drains of West Quay although a late surge in Blake Gardens did once again […]

High Spring Tides forecast – warning issued for parts of Westover

High spring tides are predicted between Saturday 1 and Tuesday 4 March. The highest is likely to be about 8am on Monday. The levels are similar to those predicted for the high tides in early January and early February. The impact of the January / February tides was increased by a tidal surge caused by […]

Somerset Floods – Community Update 15th February 2014

For the latest version of this update, visit http://somersetnewsroom.com/. For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk For flood warnings, visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk or call (0345 988 1188). Latest news Transport arrangements for Oath A third All-Terrain vehicle arrives in Somerset to help Oath residents stranded by rising floodwater. The vehicle will begin running today […]

Severe Flood Warnings Continue

Two severe Flood Warnings remain in place as issued by the Environment Agency on Wednesday. Water levels have risen in Moorland by 7mm overnight with levels continuing to rise. Water is rising by approximately 5mm per hour, this per hour rate is expected to increase overnight. Latest information on properties (not exact): roughly 36 people […]

February High Tide pass with minor incidents

The predicted high tide of early morning February 1st failed to reach the levels of the January 4th floods in central Bridgwater but again drains on West Quay failed and the street filled with water whilst in Blake gardens the Durleigh brook again overtopped and filling the park once more this time was diverted by […]