Flood warnings for the Mersey tomorrow morning

Warrington Guardian: Flood warnings for Mersey tomorrow morning Flood warnings for Mersey tomorrow morning

THE Environment Agency are warning those living near the Mersey they might be at risk from floods tomorrow.

Gale-force winds and rain are forecast for the region and there could be a chance of tidal flooding to areas by the Mersey.

Liz O’Neill, the Environment Agency’s North West Incident Duty Manager, said: “Gale force winds and large waves are forecast during Thursday and Friday, coinciding with high tides. These are expected to cause potential flooding in the north west on Thursday morning.
 


“The Environment Agency is fully prepared and we are working alongside partners including the Met Office and local authorities. Environment Agency teams are out on the ground confirming that flood defences are in good working order, monitoring sea levels and preparing to issue flood warnings if necessary."

They are urging people to keep an eye on the Envrionment Agency website or 
follow @EnvAgencyNW and #floodaware on Twitter for the latest flood outlook, and to sign up to receive free flood warnings.
 

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7:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

grey-area says...

After spending "a lot doing it up" do people living near Victoria Park need to be worried?
After spending "a lot doing it up" do people living near Victoria Park need to be worried? grey-area

9:24pm Wed 4 Dec 13

WAFiver says...

Too much to ask that the Guardian cut and paste artist - sorry, journalist - add the tide times to this article...
Too much to ask that the Guardian cut and paste artist - sorry, journalist - add the tide times to this article... WAFiver

9:46am Thu 5 Dec 13

ghostwriter says...

WAFiver wrote:
Too much to ask that the Guardian cut and paste artist - sorry, journalist - add the tide times to this article...
or a link to the tide times at least..

I can only find the times for Liverpool, but that states high tide at 12.24pm, 9.93 metres there so i reckon around that time.
[quote][p][bold]WAFiver[/bold] wrote: Too much to ask that the Guardian cut and paste artist - sorry, journalist - add the tide times to this article...[/p][/quote]or a link to the tide times at least.. I can only find the times for Liverpool, but that states high tide at 12.24pm, 9.93 metres there so i reckon around that time. ghostwriter

11:23pm Fri 6 Dec 13

grey-area says...

So Knutsford Road was protected. But Victoria Park, Wharf Street and Howley flooded.

Brilliant strategy.
So Knutsford Road was protected. But Victoria Park, Wharf Street and Howley flooded. Brilliant strategy. grey-area

5:23pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Sliver says...

The defences have been designed so that Victoria Park floods, have you noticed the large embankments running alongside Knutsford Road? These keep the water on the park and away from the houses. The 2nd stage of the flood defence work will protect Wharf Street and Howley, unfortunately not soon enough for this event.
The defences have been designed so that Victoria Park floods, have you noticed the large embankments running alongside Knutsford Road? These keep the water on the park and away from the houses. The 2nd stage of the flood defence work will protect Wharf Street and Howley, unfortunately not soon enough for this event. Sliver

8:18am Sun 8 Dec 13

MikeJT says...

Victoria Park was always designed to flood, even before the defenses were built. As a kid 35+ years ago VP would flood. At the time that Knutsford Road was being done, there were many people questioning why the Howley side was not done first as the bank on that side is supposed to be lower than the Knutsford Road side. Whilst the work was being done, there were many flood warnings both upstream and downstream of Warrington whereas the Victoria Park area had none. My opinion on the works has changed from "why are they doing that there" to "are they doing that there so that they have something pretty on a busy road for drivers to go past and think..oh the environment agency did that"
Victoria Park was always designed to flood, even before the defenses were built. As a kid 35+ years ago VP would flood. At the time that Knutsford Road was being done, there were many people questioning why the Howley side was not done first as the bank on that side is supposed to be lower than the Knutsford Road side. Whilst the work was being done, there were many flood warnings both upstream and downstream of Warrington whereas the Victoria Park area had none. My opinion on the works has changed from "why are they doing that there" to "are they doing that there so that they have something pretty on a busy road for drivers to go past and think..oh the environment agency did that" MikeJT

7:48pm Sun 8 Dec 13

grey-area says...

MikeJT - absolutely correct abut the strategy and VP. Also, not sure they can be proud of the railings they have left in place though.

Sliver - so why are the embankments higher that the entrance road? And designed to flood the new athletics area? Or is that protected somehow?
MikeJT - absolutely correct abut the strategy and VP. Also, not sure they can be proud of the railings they have left in place though. Sliver - so why are the embankments higher that the entrance road? And designed to flood the new athletics area? Or is that protected somehow? grey-area

8:35am Tue 10 Dec 13

PageA says...

Worst flood surge in 60 years. How many Warrington homes were damaged? Where are the photographs of businesses brushing water out of their front doors and moving their stock to higher ground? A flood plain floods.. and people complain!?! You want them to protect an athletics track that has been built on a flood plain!?! Please don't spend any of my hard earned on this proposal. Well done Environment Agency and WBC. Defences worked well and the information was good too.
Worst flood surge in 60 years. How many Warrington homes were damaged? Where are the photographs of businesses brushing water out of their front doors and moving their stock to higher ground? A flood plain floods.. and people complain!?! You want them to protect an athletics track that has been built on a flood plain!?! Please don't spend any of my hard earned on this proposal. Well done Environment Agency and WBC. Defences worked well and the information was good too. PageA

11:39pm Tue 10 Dec 13

grey-area says...

PageA wrote:
Worst flood surge in 60 years. How many Warrington homes were damaged? Where are the photographs of businesses brushing water out of their front doors and moving their stock to higher ground? A flood plain floods.. and people complain!?! You want them to protect an athletics track that has been built on a flood plain!?! Please don't spend any of my hard earned on this proposal. Well done Environment Agency and WBC. Defences worked well and the information was good too.
A substantial amount was spent on a new athletics area and now it's ok to flood it. Why should it not be protected, because your hard earned was spent upgrading it.
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Worst flood surge in 60 years. How many Warrington homes were damaged? Where are the photographs of businesses brushing water out of their front doors and moving their stock to higher ground? A flood plain floods.. and people complain!?! You want them to protect an athletics track that has been built on a flood plain!?! Please don't spend any of my hard earned on this proposal. Well done Environment Agency and WBC. Defences worked well and the information was good too.[/p][/quote]A substantial amount was spent on a new athletics area and now it's ok to flood it. Why should it not be protected, because your hard earned was spent upgrading it. grey-area

8:49am Wed 11 Dec 13

PageA says...

grey-area wrote:
PageA wrote:
Worst flood surge in 60 years. How many Warrington homes were damaged? Where are the photographs of businesses brushing water out of their front doors and moving their stock to higher ground? A flood plain floods.. and people complain!?! You want them to protect an athletics track that has been built on a flood plain!?! Please don't spend any of my hard earned on this proposal. Well done Environment Agency and WBC. Defences worked well and the information was good too.
A substantial amount was spent on a new athletics area and now it's ok to flood it. Why should it not be protected, because your hard earned was spent upgrading it.
Got to be careful how I spell this...I think King Cnut shared your viewpoint...and my kids work tirelessly at the beach to protect their sandcastles with all manner of canals. River floods onto flood plain, no running that day, clean track when water retreats, run again.
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Worst flood surge in 60 years. How many Warrington homes were damaged? Where are the photographs of businesses brushing water out of their front doors and moving their stock to higher ground? A flood plain floods.. and people complain!?! You want them to protect an athletics track that has been built on a flood plain!?! Please don't spend any of my hard earned on this proposal. Well done Environment Agency and WBC. Defences worked well and the information was good too.[/p][/quote]A substantial amount was spent on a new athletics area and now it's ok to flood it. Why should it not be protected, because your hard earned was spent upgrading it.[/p][/quote]Got to be careful how I spell this...I think King Cnut shared your viewpoint...and my kids work tirelessly at the beach to protect their sandcastles with all manner of canals. River floods onto flood plain, no running that day, clean track when water retreats, run again. PageA

11:43am Wed 11 Dec 13

grey-area says...

On another note - I see we can't comment on the latest CCTV release. You must of upset someone PageA with previous comments! Supressed again methinks.
On another note - I see we can't comment on the latest CCTV release. You must of upset someone PageA with previous comments! Supressed again methinks. grey-area

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