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UK Coastal Towns Destroyed in Colossal Storm Surge

Posted by feww on January 5, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC & WEATHER EVENTS
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Flood-ravaged Britain now threatened by ice and heavy snow: Report

Arctic blast and heavy snow plunging Britain into frigid conditions following destruction by mega storms.

The Environment Agency issued a dozen severe flood warnings indicating  indicate “danger to life” as rivers reach dangerous levels.

It also posted  hundreds of flood warnings and flood alerts following  a gigantic storm surge spawned by strong winds and high tides which destroyed coastal towns.

Devon, Cornwall, parts of  Wales and southeast England were the worst hit areas, according to reports.

“Hundreds of homes were flooded and officials closed the Thames Barrier to protect properties in London,” said a report.

britain battered by hurricane force winds
Britain battered by rounds after rounds of extreme rain events, flooding, heavy snow, hurricane-force winds, colossal tidal surge and extreme weather this winter. Photo credit: PA (Image may be subject to copyright.)

“This weekend and into the beginning of next week there is more wind and rain on the way with 80mph gusts in parts and up to three inches of rain likely in 72 hours. Torrential downpours are going to be devastating in parts of the UK which have been given absolutely no let-up from the stormy weather,” the report quoted a meteorologist as saying.

Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday called another emergency COBRA meeting to review the crisis.

[COBRA: Cabinet Office Briefing Room A – the location for a crisis response committee by the government of the United Kingdom in response to instances of national or regional crisis.]

He said: “A range of ministers from across government will be working very closely with local councils, power companies, utility and transport companies, making sure all those organizations are prepared for the bad weather.”

Fierce storms have lashed the UK since before Christmas with the ­latest onslaught on Thursday night and yesterday.

Homes have once again been left without electricity after high winds tore down power lines while transport networks have been crippled.

Winter 2013 – 2014 is forecast to be “exceptionally severe,” with above-average snowfall and frigid temperatures, meteorologists say.

We Told You So!

In November 2009,  EDRO/FIRE-EARTH Models forecast Climate Change could directly affect about half the population in the UK within 3 to 5  years.

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Extreme Winter Storms Lash Britain, France

Posted by feww on January 4, 2014

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High winds, giant waves and tidal surge batter western coasts of Britain and France, flooding coastal towns 

Southwest England, Wales, western and southern Scotland and Northern Ireland are reportedly the worst-hit UK regions as the latest round of extreme winter storms batters western Europe.

Hurricane-force winds gusting up to 146 km/h, combined with Extreme Rain Events and exceptionally high tides, have battered coastal areas in Britain and France, leaving homes in dozens of cities and towns as well as low-lying areas flooded.

High tides and strong winds have also caused flooding in Wales and western England as officials warn of a continuing threat in the UK coastal areas.

The UK Environment Agency has issued four severe flood warnings, down from 14, meaning “danger to life” for Gloucestershire and Dorset.

Earlier on Friday, residents in parts of Dorset and Aberystwyth were evacuated from their homes before the high tide on Friday night, said the report.

Scotland

A massive tidal surge combined with severe gale force winds inundated coastal areas of western and southern Scotland. Homes in the Isle of Whithorn, Portpatrick, Garlieston, Kirkcudbright, Annan, Carsethorn, Powfoot and Port William have been flooded.

Southwest of Scotland is one of the worst-hit areas, having suffered similar flooding earlier in the week, with numerous properties inundated along the coastline of Dumfries and Galloway, reported BBC.

France

Parts of northwestern France have also been deluged. Homes and business were evacuated in parts of Brittany coast as the Laita River overflowed its banks, leaving  large areas buried under floodwater.

The latest round of extreme winter storm follows a pattern of extreme weather events which began battering western and northern Europe  in early December and continued over Christmas.

Forecast for the UK

In November 2009,  EDRO/FIRE-EARTH Models forecast Climate Change could directly affect about half the population in the UK within 3 to 5  years.

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