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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

After 18 months of below average rain parts of the UK are now suffering from floods there are currently 38 flood warnings and 140 flood alerts in place across England and Wales.

The floods have sadly claimed the first live today after a Man died when his car became completely submerged in floodwater as he tried to cross a ford. A woman managed to escape from the vehicle near Newbury in Hampshire.

Dispite all the rain and floods there is no sign of the drought coming to an endT The Environment Agency say this above-average rainfall does help in terms of trying to alleviate drought conditions that are still in force here, but we'll need similar kinds of rainfall over the next few months to get out of that situation.

The latest downpours come at the end of a particularly wet week for England and Wales, in which 42mm (1.7in) of rain fell in the South East and 55mm (2.2in) in the South West, which has now had 166% of the average rainfall for April.

Many areas at risk of floods are currently in a state of drought, which is gripping the South East, East Anglia, the Midlands, the South West and south and east Yorkshire after two unusually dry winters in a row.

While some parts of Britain can hope for a reprieve today, the South West shows no sign of drying up with the wet weather set to continue.

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

The floods have sadly claimed the first live today after a Man died when his car became completely submerged in floodwater as he tried to cross a ford. A woman managed to escape from the vehicle near Newbury in Hampshire.

I can't believe some people still try to carry on as if everything is still the same as it was a week ago.

Surely you must notice the raging torrent in front of you before you drive in, surely you don't listen to the SatNav over common sense.

I had to cross a river yesterday which had overflowed a low bridge, I watched other vehicles first and worked out how deep it was and which side of the road was the highest.

A friend of mine has had to park her car 1/4 mile away from her usual spot as the Soar has submerged the marina where she lives.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

Full story after a man and his dog have died after his car became completely submerged in floodwater as he tried to cross a ford - while large swathes of England and Wales brace for more flooding.

Emergency services said a woman managed to escape from the vehicle after it got stuck in "5ft of fast-flowing" water near Newbury in Hampshire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-17896411

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

EMERGENCY flood protection measures were being taken in Tewkesbury last night to ensure there would not be a repeat of the 2007 disaster.

The town was placed on alert as the Environment Agency set up an incident room to monitor rising water levels of the River Severn and Avon.

http://www.thisisglo...tail/story.html

It's also been reported that some parts of Gloucestershire had lightning! I didn't have any though. Let's hope Tewkesbury can cope with this imminent threat of flooding. Wouldn't like to experience the floods of 2007 again that's for sure!

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.

I stumbled across this great website a few days ago, and I thought it would interest people on here...

http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com

It has live river cams on loads of rivers and it's been so interesting to watch the levels over the last few days.

When you are on a cam, you can go to 'Gallery' and go back through previous hours and days and see how the levels have changed hour by hour.

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  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms :D
  • Location: Cheltenham,Glos

I stumbled across this great website a few days ago, and I thought it would interest people on here...

http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com

It has live river cams on loads of rivers and it's been so interesting to watch the levels over the last few days.

When you are on a cam, you can go to 'Gallery' and go back through previous hours and days and see how the levels have changed hour by hour.

Thank you, have bookmarked it. A good website!smile.png

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

Rescue Mission After Major Flooding In Wales

Dozens of holidaymakers are being rescued from riverside caravan parks after serious flooding around Aberystwyth in West Wales.

Three people have been airlifted to safety and another 46 rescued by firefighters after a torrent of rain overnight.

Aberystwyth and Borth Coastguard rescue teams have been called out along with the Borth RNLI inshore lifeboat.

A Sea King helicopter has also been deployed and three people have been airlifted to safety.

Fire crews have rescued 35 people from the Riverside Caravan Park in Llandre, using inshore life boats.

Another 11 people have been rescued from the nearby Millhouse Caravan Park.

In the village of Talybont 25 properties have been evacuated and residents are sheltering at a local community centre and pub.

Around 5ft of water is flowing through the main street there.

George Crumpler, Cambrian Sector Manager said: "We responded to the request for assistance and are evacuating those at risk with the help of the other emergency services".

A spokesman from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said that there is a large amount of water with a heavy current.

He added: "Numerous people are surrounded by flood water and are requiring rescue by fire service boats, inshore life boat teams and RAF helicopters.

"At the moment three people have been rescued by Sea King helicopter there.

"There are approximately 20 fire service personnel in attendance with boats."

http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16244115

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  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, squally fronts, snow, frost, very mild if no snow or frost
  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)

Latest FLOOD WARNINGS -

Flood Warning

Lyminster and Wick on the Black Ditch

22:06 on 12 Jun 2012

Location: The Black Ditch and Eels Springs Ditch at Lyminster and Wick, including Thornlea park and Falcon Gardens


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    Flood Warning
    Simpson to Willen Lake
    10:58 on 12 Jun 2012
    Location: properties near the River Ouzel between Simpson and Woolstone, including Monkstone Park

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  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, squally fronts, snow, frost, very mild if no snow or frost
  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)

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There is an increasing risk through the week of further weather systems affecting many areas, alot of rainfall, strong winds later in the week could uproot trees as we have saturated ground which loosens the roots, gusts 30-40mph possibly 50mph across the South.

In western areas futher heavy downpours and thunderstorms causing flood problems over the next few days, warnings are out for these areas now(Wales/SW) downpours/storms could affect other areas to so stay tuned to the forecasts. As the ground is now so water logged even normal downpours would create the same effect as during a drought where the ground is hard and can't absorb the water and this runs off into the rivers, and elsewhere, this same effect happens with water logged ground.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

Flooding hits northern England after torrential rain

Torrential rain has caused flooding across large areas of northern England, with some people being forced to leave their homes.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued 50 flood warnings and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has three in place.

Some homes in the Lancashire areas of Croston and Darwen were evacuated after nearby rivers burst their banks.

Up to 500 properties flooded overnight in north-west England, the EA said.

A month's worth of rain - more than 100mm - fell in the North West and North East in the past 24 hours.

Five wettest on Friday

  • Blencathra, Cumbria - 93.8mm rainfall (3.6in)
  • Keswick, Cumbria - 88.6mm (3.4in)
  • Stonyhurst, Lancs - 74.4mm (2.9in)
  • Levens Hall, Cumbria - 58.2mm (2.3in)
  • Morecambe, Lancs - 57mm (2.2in)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18561142

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

Man Dies After Floods Sweep Him Away

A man has died after being swept away by floodwater in Shropshire, West Mercia Police have said.

West Mercia Police said the man was overcome by the water in a stream at Bittlerley, near Ludlow, shortly after 10.30am.

Witnesses reported the incident and the man's body was found after an extensive search involving police, fire crews and the Severn Area Rescue Association.

A police spokeswoman said the man has not been formally identified.

Earlier Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service rescued a 90-year-old man from his vehicle following downpours in the Bridgnorth area of the county.

The man was checked over by paramedics but was unhurt after floodwater rose around three feet around his car on the A454 at Worfield.

West Mercia Police said the road was closed in both directions and urged drivers to "take it easy" in waterlogged areas.

Herefordshire Council said a number of roads across the county were submerged, with severe localised flooding affecting Orleton, Brimfield, Yarpole and Kingsland.

The Environment Agency urged people to be on alert for more flash flooding across the Midlands and northern England as the Met Office forecast outbreaks of torrential rain across many central and northern parts of the country.

There is a continued risk of surface water flooding this afternoon and into the evening if drainage systems are overwhelmed by rainfall.

http://news.sky.com/story/953732/man-dies-after-floods-sweep-him-away

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