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Jackieg
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River lea flood warning

Postby Jackieg » Sat 01 Feb, 2014 11:06 am

Did anyone else get an early morning automated call from the environment agency to say the River Lea has a flood warning ? Has it flooded anywhere ?

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Steve
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Re: River lea flood warning

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Marilyn » Sat 01 Feb, 2014 3:57 pm

I know someone in Riversmeet who has been on flood alert all morning...........................

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Robbo » Sat 01 Feb, 2014 5:21 pm

I had the automated call at 05.45 this morning.

However, the flood alert was issued at 8pm Friday night.

So nearly 10 hours had passed, during which time properties could have flooded.

What's the point of that?

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Steve » Sat 01 Feb, 2014 7:05 pm

Were these Flood Alerts or Flood Warnings? There's a difference.

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby KatyBusby » Sat 01 Feb, 2014 7:34 pm

I was wondering if Riversmeet might be affected by our glorious weather at the moment. I've had my eye on a house there but the floods are a scary prospect! That may be why the house hasn't sold yet. Shame as it's lovely. Having said that, my garden in North London has no grass left whatsoever - it's just a mud bath and has been every year since I've lived here. Too much clay and rain!

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Robbo » Mon 03 Feb, 2014 12:04 pm

Steve wrote:Were these Flood Alerts or Flood Warnings? There's a difference.


It was a Food Alert - 'flooding is possible'.

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Robbo » Mon 03 Feb, 2014 12:16 pm

KatyBusby wrote:I was wondering if Riversmeet might be affected by our glorious weather at the moment. I've had my eye on a house there but the floods are a scary prospect! That may be why the house hasn't sold yet. Shame as it's lovely. Having said that, my garden in North London has no grass left whatsoever - it's just a mud bath and has been every year since I've lived here. Too much clay and rain!


I don't live in Riversmeet but I'm not far away. The last time I can recall the water levels reaching the houses was in either 2000 or 2001 - if there is someone on the forum who actually lives there please feel free to correct me.

Riversmeet is shown on the Environment Agency map as being at high risk of flooding, and this will be reflected in property insurance quotes.

http://watermaps.environment-agency.gov ... 0&scale=10

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby KatyBusby » Mon 03 Feb, 2014 5:04 pm

Thanks Robbo. Good to know. :)

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Re: River lea flood warning

Postby Robbo » Tue 04 Feb, 2014 10:24 am

KatyBusby wrote:Thanks Robbo. Good to know. :)


No problem. Good luck with the house hunting!


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