Floods: Worcestershire bears the brunt of rising flood water

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ANOTHER PRETTY ONE: Stephen Breakwell took this lovely shot of swans at South Quay, Worcester... before their feet got wet!

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Great video of 4x4 driver doing what 4x4 drivers do. Take a look at the wave! You could surf on that for goodness sake! http://bit.ly/10IpJ0d

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AH! Amid all the chaos, Ben Carrett saw the beauty. The flooded hams at Powick, near Worcester.

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: Worcestershire County Cricket Club's New Road ground under water... again.

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Don't forget our eight-page picture special tomorrow in the Worcester News.

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NO STOPPING: Ploughing on regardless of the floodwater at Pershore Bridge. Picture by Tracey Blatch.

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Hack says

Severn at Upton is due to peak - as far as we can tell at the moment - at 5.3m Tuesday, which is some way off the 5.93m that hit the town's properties and the riverside in July 2007.
Like many I have sympathy and understanding for the residents in Kempsey. A tragic failure of technology.
However, I have no sympathy for the drivers, often in pseudo 4x4's who think driving through flood water is some kind of macho act.

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RT @worcscc will reopen Hylton Road #worcester when water is pumped away. Hopefully by 9pm. #rainWN

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LAPPING: Worcester Racecourse under water. Picture by Barry Macgabhann.

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Your essential guide to getting home tonight

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Karl Hunderson says

Just drove through Upton because of the Hanley road being closed. Sadly, but typically, a few selfish morons are parking illegally and causing traffic chaos in the town. Perhaps at times like this the police should at least put cones out to deter this kind of stupidity.

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DRIVERS in Pershore are being told not to ignore closure signs at the town's bridge. 

Vehicles that are driving through floodwater on the bridge are creating huge waves that have almost caused flooding in a nearby property.

Trudy Burge, who lives in Pershore, said she saw several vehicles drive through this morning within 15 minutes. 

"The poor couple who live in the house at the very bottom of Bridge Street have been frantically bailing out water in their garden in every effort to avoid their house been flooded again.

"The thing is, when these vehicles drive through they are sending huge waves of water everywhere and it's interfering with the Environmental Agency flood defences."

Pershore town clerk Ann Dobbins said: "Everytime someone comes over the bridge they create a wave. There was a manhole below, which has probably moved so it is dangerous."

 

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LAND AHOY! It's only this deep under the boat (honest). Picture by Barry Macgabhann

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Please note that although the flood barriers are coming down on Hylton Road that doesn't mean the road will be open to traffic just yet. We'll let you know as soon as we hear anything.

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COUNTRY LANE, OR CANAL? Philippa Lord and her horse, Hurley, navigate Draycott Lane, Kempsey, near Worcester. Picture by Philippa Lord.

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ER, MY FEET FEEL A BIT WET: Pushing through the flooding at Pershore Bridge. Picture by reader Tracey Blatch.

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Rumours are beginning to circulate about the main river bridge in Worcester closing.

We've spoken to the council and IT'S NOT.

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warriors says

Is it true that the mound of earth built by Hylton Road to stop the area next to it from flooding was not built low down enough to the bedrock and so the water has come through that way?

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Apologies for the patchy content this afternoon but our site is under a great deal of pressure thanks to the large numbers of people trying to find out what's going on!

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jdg says

It's interesting to see that the negative comments about the floods come from 2 students at Worcester Uni. Don't they have floods where they live ??

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National: By 1pm on Monday, the AA had attended more than 7,000 breakdowns, including 161 cars either driven through, or stuck in, flood water. The AA said it expected to have attended up to 15,000 breakdowns by the end of the day, compared with around 10,500 on a normal Monday.

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We'll be publishing an eight-page floods special in tomorrow's Worcester News, including readers' photographs.

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We're publishing an eigh-page picture special tomorrow featuring flood pics from WN photographers and readers.

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Taken yesterday by reader Brian Miller. The picture shows water gushing from an outlet on the A449 near The Old Croque.

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Pitchcroft from Gheluvelt Park. Uploaded by Steve Lousvet to our Facebook page here.

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Voice of the Voyager says

Fair play to those who went out into Diglis yesterday on the city council teams to bang on doors and get residents aware of the potential, in moving cars etc. I spoke to some of them, they had done - with all the flats near the river/basin -about 200 in total, and said maps did not show all the newly built roads, so they used their common sense. Think about 15 were involved split into districts, from Red Cross, Crisis Support, and the amateur radio network who were doing all the comms.

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9:41am Mon 26 Nov 12

Voice of the Voyager says...

Fair play to those who went out into Diglis yesterday on the city council teams to bang on doors and get residents aware of the potential, in moving cars etc. I spoke to some of them, they had done - with all the flats near the river/basin -about 200 in total, and said maps did not show all the newly built roads, so they used their common sense. Think about 15 were involved split into districts, from Red Cross, Crisis Support, and the amateur radio network who were doing all the comms.
Fair play to those who went out into Diglis yesterday on the city council teams to bang on doors and get residents aware of the potential, in moving cars etc. I spoke to some of them, they had done - with all the flats near the river/basin -about 200 in total, and said maps did not show all the newly built roads, so they used their common sense. Think about 15 were involved split into districts, from Red Cross, Crisis Support, and the amateur radio network who were doing all the comms. Voice of the Voyager
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2:07pm Mon 26 Nov 12

jdg says...

It's interesting to see that the negative comments about the floods come from 2 students at Worcester Uni. Don't they have floods where they live ??
It's interesting to see that the negative comments about the floods come from 2 students at Worcester Uni. Don't they have floods where they live ?? jdg
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3:23pm Mon 26 Nov 12

warriors says...

Is it true that the mound of earth built by Hylton Road to stop the area next to it from flooding was not built low down enough to the bedrock and so the water has come through that way?
Is it true that the mound of earth built by Hylton Road to stop the area next to it from flooding was not built low down enough to the bedrock and so the water has come through that way? warriors
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4:36pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Karl Hunderson says...

Just drove through Upton because of the Hanley road being closed. Sadly, but typically, a few selfish morons are parking illegally and causing traffic chaos in the town. Perhaps at times like this the police should at least put cones out to deter this kind of stupidity.
Just drove through Upton because of the Hanley road being closed. Sadly, but typically, a few selfish morons are parking illegally and causing traffic chaos in the town. Perhaps at times like this the police should at least put cones out to deter this kind of stupidity. Karl Hunderson
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5:02pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Hack says...

Severn at Upton is due to peak - as far as we can tell at the moment - at 5.3m Tuesday, which is some way off the 5.93m that hit the town's properties and the riverside in July 2007.
Like many I have sympathy and understanding for the residents in Kempsey. A tragic failure of technology.
However, I have no sympathy for the drivers, often in pseudo 4x4's who think driving through flood water is some kind of macho act.
Severn at Upton is due to peak - as far as we can tell at the moment - at 5.3m Tuesday, which is some way off the 5.93m that hit the town's properties and the riverside in July 2007. Like many I have sympathy and understanding for the residents in Kempsey. A tragic failure of technology. However, I have no sympathy for the drivers, often in pseudo 4x4's who think driving through flood water is some kind of macho act. Hack
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7:20pm Mon 26 Nov 12

WAG2315 says...

if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-)
if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-) WAG2315
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7:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

WAG2315 says...

if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-)
if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-) WAG2315
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7:38pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Hack says...

Hey wag here's a conundrum for you: find the word: klopilc - it's Russian to help you.
Hey wag here's a conundrum for you: find the word: klopilc - it's Russian to help you. Hack
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3:29pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Andy-Apache says...

What's a 'pseudo 4x4'?

Regards 4x4's creating a bow wave, that is actually how you *should* drive through deep water, in any vehicle, not just 4x4s. The idea is you create a bow wave which moves along just in front of you, meaning the apparent depth round the front of the vehicle (where air intakes generally are!) is less.

Some vehicles are quite capable of driving safely through quite deep floods. Some drivers are not, whatever their vehicle.
What's a 'pseudo 4x4'? Regards 4x4's creating a bow wave, that is actually how you *should* drive through deep water, in any vehicle, not just 4x4s. The idea is you create a bow wave which moves along just in front of you, meaning the apparent depth round the front of the vehicle (where air intakes generally are!) is less. Some vehicles are quite capable of driving safely through quite deep floods. Some drivers are not, whatever their vehicle. Andy-Apache
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4:03pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Hack says...

Hi Andy, by pseudo, I am referring to the smaller Suzuki style 4x4, rather than a Landy with a snorkle.
My criticism is that in creating a bow wave, that can knock-on to homes along a road, adding to their misery.
If you look at one of the images above you will see what i am referring to; a house by Pershore bridge was a potential victim of such driving.
Hi Andy, by pseudo, I am referring to the smaller Suzuki style 4x4, rather than a Landy with a snorkle. My criticism is that in creating a bow wave, that can knock-on to homes along a road, adding to their misery. If you look at one of the images above you will see what i am referring to; a house by Pershore bridge was a potential victim of such driving. Hack
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