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UK Floods Threaten Thousands of Homes

Posted by feww on February 10, 2014

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Entire communities threatened by rising floodwaters along River Thames, England

Fourteen Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life] remain in effect along  River Thames in Berkshire and Surrey, SE England, as  floodwaters continue to rise above record levels, threatening thousands of homes. 

Two others Severe Flood Warnings remain in Somerset, southwest England.

The UK Environment Agency has also issued 348 other Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts, as of posting, warning that entire communities along River Thames could be severely inundated.

flood warning areas - london
A map of Westminster and City of London, with Flood Warning areas highlighted. Source and copyright: The UK Environment Agency.

Communities along the Thames, particularly in Berkshire and Surrey, are being warned to expect further severe property flooding from the River Thames today (Monday) and into Tuesday.

We have issued 14 severe flood warnings along the River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green, including Ham Court and Chertsey, as river levels in the area are extremely high and are forecast to continue to rise.

A further two severe flood warnings remain in force at Saltmoor and Northmoor, including Moorland, and for the A361, East Lyng to Burrowbridge, as flooding continues on the Somerset Levels. —UK Environment Agency

Severe Flood Warning: Datchet (and 15 other areas)

River levels on the Thames are very high and still rising in the Datchet area. A Severe Flood Warning remains in force as river levels will continue to rise for the next 24 hours and are forecast to be higher than those experienced in 2003 on the Thames. Property flooding is expected in the area and disruption to local infrastructure is possible.  Issued by The Environment Agency at 11:59 on 10 Feb 2014

Meanwhile, more severe flooding is expected in the coming days, with more significant rainfalls forecast across the south, turning into sleet and snow in the north.

Significant Events

  • Britain is bracing for the tenth successive week of torrential rains and destructive high winds starting Monday night, forecasters said.
  • The country’s wettest winter on record (since 1776) is about to get worse as the “conveyor-belt” of Atlantic storms churns out more extreme events targeting the flood-ravaged southwest, and threatening to dump at least 15cm or rain through Friday.
  • Britain is bracing for the tenth successive week of torrential rains and destructive high winds starting Monday night, forecasters said.
  • More than 5,000 homes have already been flooded in southern UK, with some remaining submerged under floodwater for up to six weeks.
  • The Thames Barrier closed on Monday to protect east London from storm surges.
  • Rail links to much of the southwest remained cut off because giant waves swept entire sections of tracks  into the sea last week.
  • Large sections of Worcester [WUUS-tər] city center could be closed indefinitely due to severe flooding, the city officials have warned.
  • Some 29 Flood Warnings remain in effect across the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
  • Police have recovered a body believed to be that of a kayaker who went missing on the River Usk on Sunday.
  • The town of Chertsey in Surrey, and Thameside village of Datchet  in Berkshire are flooded.

Meanwhile, forecasters warned of another “major storm,” a deep low-pressure system forming in the Atlantic, barreling toward the U.K. at the weekend.

sig storm system 10feb14 -1645utcSignificant storm system striking Ireland on its way to mainland UK. Visible satellite image issued at 16:45UTC.  © Copyright EUMETSAT/Met Office

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In November 2009,  EDRO/FIRE-EARTH Models showed climate change could directly affect about half the UK population within 3 to 5  years. Our Forecast and most of the links posted below have since been filtered, censored, blocked or buried by Google, WordPress and others.

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Major Event Forecast

Posted by feww on February 10, 2014

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Flooding Kills Scores of People in Burundi Capital

Posted by feww on February 10, 2014

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Deadly Flooding and Landslides Hit Burundi Capital

Flooding and landslides triggered by Extreme Rain Events in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura swept away hundreds of homes, cutting off roads, leaving many people dead or missing, and many more injured, according to officials.

“The rain that fell in torrents overnight on the capital caused a disaster,” Security Minister Nizigama told reporters.

“We have already found the bodies of 51 people killed when their houses collapsed or were swept away.”

An Extreme Rain Event , which lasted more than 10 hours overnight, caused widespread flooding, cut power to the entire city, washed away roads and destroyed crops.

“The road leading out of the capital to neighboring Rwanda was blocked because of a landslide while a bridge was washed away on the road to the Democratic Republic of Congo,” said a report.

Bujumbura (Population: ~ 900,000)is the capital, largest city, and main port of Burundi, located on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

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Britain Moving Closer to Climate Checkmate

Posted by feww on February 10, 2014

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Extreme Rain Events and hurricane-force winds threaten most of the UK (again)

Sixteen Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life”] and hundreds of Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts are in effect throughout the UK, as river levels continue to rise.

Britain is bracing for the tenth successive week of torrential rains and destructive high winds starting Monday night, forecasters said.

The country’s wettest winter on record is about to get worse as the “conveyor-belt” of Atlantic storms churns out more extreme events targeting the flood-ravaged southwest, and threatening to dump at least 15cm or rain through Friday.

The UK Met Office has issued the following Severe Weather Warnings:

  • Torrential rains through Thursday, February 13, 2014.
  • Ice throughout mainland UK today, with the mercury forecast to dip to -5ºC (23 degrees) in the North and 1ºC in the South.

To cap the misery, forecasters have warned of another “major storm,” a deep low-pressure system forming in the Atlantic, barreling toward the U.K. at the weekend.

uk flood warning areas
Sixteen Severe Flood Warnings [“danger to life”] and hundreds of Flood Warnings and Flood Alerts are in effect throughout the UK, as of posting. Official records released for last month show UK experienced its wettest January since 1766.

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FIRE-EARTH Bulletin NO. 65

Posted by feww on February 10, 2014

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

FIRE-EARTH Bulletin NO. 65 has been released.

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