More flooding could be on the way

Salisbury Journal: Shipton Bellinger, by David Hargrave. Shipton Bellinger, by David Hargrave.

PEOPLE in the region are being warned more flooding is possible as more than an inch of rain could fall on the south west over the next few days.

The Met Office has issued more weather warnings for south west England, including Wiltshire, Dorset and Gloucestershire.

And more strong winds are due to hit tonight and tomorrow morning.

Amber warnings of rain are in place for tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday, with gales also expected and snow possible over higher ground. Villages along the rivers running through Salisbury and the surrounding area already have flooding problems with warnings in place on the River Wylye from Wilton to Warminster; the Rover Bourne at Southampton Road, Salisbury, Tidworth and Shipton Bellinger; and the River Avon in Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Christchurch, from Amesbury to Salisbury and in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close.

For a full list of warnings in place go to environment-agency.gov.uk.

For more flooding pictures click here.

 

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6:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

karlmarx says...

When the country faced severe flooding in 2007, Labour established the Pitt Review to ensure that lessons were learnt. Immediate action was taken to implement its 92 recommendations. Most importantly, funding for flood protection was significantly increased, from below half a billion before the 2007 floods to £670.1million by the time of the last election. Immediately on taking office David Cameron approved a £97million cut in funding for flood protection, taking it back to £573million in 2011/12 – a 17 per cent real terms cut in one year. Of course tough decisions have had to be made on spending to reduce the deficit, including within DEFRA, but abandoning flood protection was the wrong choice.
When the country faced severe flooding in 2007, Labour established the Pitt Review to ensure that lessons were learnt. Immediate action was taken to implement its 92 recommendations. Most importantly, funding for flood protection was significantly increased, from below half a billion before the 2007 floods to £670.1million by the time of the last election. Immediately on taking office David Cameron approved a £97million cut in funding for flood protection, taking it back to £573million in 2011/12 – a 17 per cent real terms cut in one year. Of course tough decisions have had to be made on spending to reduce the deficit, including within DEFRA, but abandoning flood protection was the wrong choice. karlmarx

7:46pm Wed 12 Feb 14

karlmarx says...

The flood defences on the Southampton road, the little triangular shaped sign with 'FLOOD' printed on it, keeps falling over. Can it placed on a lamp post instead?
The flood defences on the Southampton road, the little triangular shaped sign with 'FLOOD' printed on it, keeps falling over. Can it placed on a lamp post instead? karlmarx

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