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24 Apr 2012
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Flood Preparation 2012

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(UK Only) but other EU countries may find some info, useful.


Over the next few months severe flooding may occur near your home and if it does, it is best to get prepared. The UK has endured the driest months on record throughout 2011 & 2012 and due to this the Environmental Flood Agency and the Met-Office are expecting high levels of rainfall to hit the UK which is mainly being brought on by increased low pressure coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The areas which might be affected worse, are the areas without flood defences.

 

Here's a few simple steps you could take to minimise loss of life and limit the damage to property.

 

  1. Create a personalised Flood Plan
  2. Call the Environmental Flood Agency for warnings and other advice about flooding 0845 988 1188 or alternatively look at this leaflet for information about protecting your property.
  3. If you have a house near a lake or river... follow this guide
  4. watch & listen to weather forecasts (I know there boring, but they could save your life) or alternatively check the Met-Office website for general weather info & weather warnings. There's also a link on there, where you can check the weather where you live and other corresponding warnings as well; besides flooding.
  5. If flooding is imminent listen to flood sirens and take actions by sealing up doors and windows where water might get into your home. 
  6. Make sure you take valuables and pets upstairs, out the way of the flooded area.
  7. Only evacuate your home when it's safe to do so or when ordered by the Emergency services.

Currently on 24/04/2012 at 5:12am: There are  no weather warnings issued.

 

This is a Flood preparation guide only. The info provided within this post is supplied by the Met-Office and the Environmental Flood Agency and info is correct at the time of posting.

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OPINION


I must say I'm getting quite good at predicting the weather. If you look at the beginning of this thread it would say posted in April and that was before the flooding started.

 

So now my new name would be LarasAider: God of flooding:smileylol:

 

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NEWS

 

Flood warnings. correct from time of posting.

 

Yellow warnings are still in place for the South-West England and Wales.

MetOffice

4 Flood warnings are in place across the eastern areas of England 

Environment agency

 

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No floods here. We always get the old "flood warnings" but we never flood in my city. We're above sea level/on hills.

I'm in the South East by the way, to those that don't know, Hampshire.

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There's been a flood? Where?
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dannyjt wrote:
There's been a flood? Where?

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FACT

 

You never need to state that something is an opinion, it's always apparent from the context.

 

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I seen wales flooded.
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PatC_PSN wrote:

FACT

 

You never need to state that something is an opinion, it's always apparent from the context.

 



I need to set boundaries for myself after posting crap upon crap on these forums. Some people may mistake my opinions to be fact when clearly they're not sometimes and even when they appear to be facts, they're fiction so outlining which is fact, news or opinion would help people make the right assumption for my post... or so I'm hoping. I will see how this experiment pans out first, before discarding it. 

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I love the rain but we never get any exciting weather here :( 

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Weather Update for Thursday, Friday and Saturday 05/07/2012 - 07/07/2012

 

Heavy Rain is expected for the rest of today and tomorrow across the majority of the UK; which may cause some flooding and some severe flooding to those already affected. Flood warnings are already in place for today with the warnings being updated every 15mins.

 

Check your local weather to see if you'll be affected by severe flooding through TV, Radio or Online.

BBC Weather

 

Also you can check for issued weather warnings via the MetOffice website.

 

For specific flood warnings check the SEPA (Scottish Environmental Protection Agency) and the Environment Agency. For the guide into how to protect your home see Page1 of this thread for the links.

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LarasAider wrote:

Weather Update for Thursday, Friday and Saturday 05/07/2012 - 07/07/2012

 

Heavy Rain is expected for the rest of today and tomorrow across the majority of the UK; which may cause some flooding and some severe flooding to those already affected. Flood warnings are already in place for today with the warnings being updated every 15mins.

 



Never did finish that game.

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It's pretty cool that Laras has the Internet and TV otherwise we all would get wet or maybe drown.

I finished Heavy Rain but only one time.
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I find it difficult to type http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ so it's useful to get this info here.

I think heavy rain is lara's fav game, someone posted some big thread about best ps3 game and I'm sure it was him.

I liked it but only played it once.
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michelle_tabor wrote:
I find it difficult to type http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ so it's useful to get this info here.

I think heavy rain is lara's fav game, someone posted some big thread about best ps3 game and I'm sure it was him.

I liked it but only played it once.

 

Yep your right... it was me that had a whole thread devoted to it. cos I think Heavy Rain is fantastic; so I can't wait to find out what Beyond brings. 

 

You have people on here that bring you news and I bring you weather, I don't want people's PlayStation 3's floating down the street along with their HD3DTV's. That's why I let you know. I also provide all the links necessary, so there's no faffing for your guys part to get info.

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If it wasn't for Lara, I could have tripped and drowned in a shallow puddle. :)
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Mike brings us the weather now, he lives down the road from me and tells it as it happens (Old Mike, not new Mike).
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Haven't seen a drop in London
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TheNarrator wrote:

i left my bath running too long, could also be the reason. do the flooded areas have warm water with lots of soothing oils in them with overflowing fluffy bubbles?



Now I have this image of you laying in the bath wearing a pink shower cap, surrounded by scented candles and sipping a Creme de Menth while listening to Radio 3.

 

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