Flood alert for Ryde

By Ross Findon

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

 

A SECOND flood alert has been issued for the Isle of Wight today (Tuesday).

The Environment Agency issued the alert for Monktonmead Brook shortly before 12.30pm.

According to the alert: "Over 20mm of rainfall has fallen over the last 18 hours and levels in the river are rising rapidly at the downstream end.

"A heavy rainfall alert is in place until 09:00 tomorrow morning (Wednesday).

"The Environment Agency pumps at Monktonmead pumping station are operating.

"High tide is midday today and tide locking is occurring as high tide coincides with peak river levels. However, as a significant amount of rain has fallen, local flooding directly from the river may occur.

"Please take appropriate actions to protect your property. Environment Agency staff will be on site shortly."

Earlier today (Tuesday) a flood alert was issued for the Eastern Yar.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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by Jake Wallace

29th January 2013, at 20:05:29

At a guess .. from the lay of the land it will just drain on to Rail tracks quicker. A huge concrete slip way .. & with any luck it'll wash the trash out of ryde quicker as well. I don't see how you can complain about that.

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by Mike Crowe

29th January 2013, at 17:12:53

Can someone tell me, with consideration of ......
""High tide is midday today and tide locking is occurring as high tide coincides with peak river levels. However, as a significant amount of rain has fallen, local flooding directly from the river may occur. ""

Where the water, which at present lands on fields and is obsorbed, will go when that pennyfeathers estate will go from the houses and roads?

Down the new drains I know, but where then? Surface water to rivers? Where then? To add to Ryde's problem?

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