The Government Flood Information Service warns here about a high risk of flooding for Hullbridge riverside properties tomorrow:
There is a high risk of flooding due to a combination of extreme weather and high tides. The forecast high water is due at Clacton on Friday 13th January 2017 at 1:00pm. High water is due at Hullbridge around 1 hour later at 2:00pm. The predicted astronomical tide level is 2.05 m AODN. The forecast surge height is 1.53 m. The forecast tide level is 3.58 m AODN. The forecast wind direction is North West. The forecast wind strength is force 8. This warning is in force until 4:00pm on Friday 13th January 2017.
Properties are at risk next to the river at the bottom of Ferry Road, Tower Park and the Dome Caravan Park.
mAODN is a standard measure used across the UK for height above average sea level. It is different to Chart Datum. The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation closely, working alongside partners including the Met Office and local authorities.
This information was last updated at 6:55pm Thursday 12 January 2017
Hat-tip: Cllr Michael Hoy on Facebook.
Yes the perfect storm, the Ministry of Hysteria, the Overeaction Police and the Council Crisis Creation Centre all working together to create a drama out of a high tide which came to precisely nothing. When did this country lose the ability to get on with it, what happened to our stoicism, our stiff upper lip ? I fear we are slowly but surely turning into America.
I’d agree with you on some scenarios Oz but not here – flooding is very serious business.
Admin, fair point. Whilst I stand by my thoughts about the way this country is going to use the flooding example was wrong. I apologise to you and any reader that was offended by my post.