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Met Office: SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT will hit UK in days as HUGE Atlantic storm ROARS in

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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:30 AM
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Very strong winds today as a storm is hitting us from the atlantic and more rain to come this wk/end.... heavy rain!




posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 06:57 AM
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A few army helicopters just passed here heading East, possibly troops on the way along the Thames.

The wind and rain have picked up here too within the last hour or so, it's rather loud.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 07:02 AM
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Yep, and it is still going on. This government give the developers cart blanche to build on the flood planes, fields, pull down ancient woodland ... ???
What makes it worse is the housing is all cheap #ty housing with cheap materials used. No infrastructure. What makes me laugh is people don't do their homework and so as far as I am concerned it serves them bloody right. The latest batch of houses where I live have been built on underground springs. One road in and one road out. Thinking back to the animals of Farthing wood. It really is disgusting and this government don't care.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 07:06 AM
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Just read that our rain spell is the worst for over 200 years.
Wind warnings for Wales and the NW of England also today.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 07:14 AM
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There is a red warning for the wind in force. Wales and North West England are expected to bear the brunt of that, and there is an amber warning which extends a little northward of that, as well as all the way around the south west, and south coasts of the country. Furthermore, there is an expectation that a months worth of rain will fall on already flooded areas, and being driven by such winds as we are expecting, it is likely to be a very hard day for the worst hit.

The highest reported winds so far were 99mph of the coast of Ireland, and gusts are expected to reach 100mph, or worse, with average windspeeds expecting to be between 60 and 80 mph depending on the region one happens to be in. It is times like this, that make me glad that I live on the South East coast, in the Estuary of the Thames.

Anyone on the Western coasts, and southern coasts of England and Wales, should make every effort to ensure their safety. With winspeeds so high, the risk is that directly on the coast, there will be rapid coastal erosion, with potential for cliff slides or slips, and flying debris carried on the wind, roof tiles, bin lids, anything that the wind can get at, it will try and lift and throw.

For those in the worst affected areas, it is recommended that people just get the hell out of dodge. That, however, may prove very difficult, since several key trainlines have ceased operation due to the weather, and roadways may be too flooded, or covered in fallen trees, to actually make progress possible. In all, it looks like a crapstorm, and I wish everyone in the path of it, the very best of British luck.

Thinking of you all.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 08:10 AM
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So, in summary...





posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 08:14 AM
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Reported today off New Bedford MA. A small earthquake, are there more happening beneath the Atlantic?



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 08:24 AM
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Recent updates from the Met office and Environment Agency.

www.bbc.co.uk...


Less than a minute ago
Latest wind gusts:
110mph at sea off the coast of southern Ireland, along with 33ft waves
92mph - Mumbles Head, south Wales
81mph - Aberdaron, north Wales




14:23: The Environment Agency has just issued an update on flooding along the Thames and in Somerset.
Windsor, Maidenhead and communities along the Thames in Surrey remain at high risk of flooding from the Thames today and Thursday - with significant flooding of homes and businesses expected.

With further rainfall forecast for today and on Friday and Saturday, the risk of flooding is likely to increase over the next few days. There are currently 14 severe flood warnings in force for the Thames Valley area.




Met office


Environment Agency



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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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theabsolutetruth
Recent updates from the Met office and Environment Agency.


110mph at sea off the coast of southern Ireland, along with 33ft waves




Anyone up for surfing?



Seriously though.... not a laughing matter at all. If there are no fatalities as a result of this storm I would be happy but surprised.

Peace,

Korg.


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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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There are. If these are affecting the sea and weather it should be made public knowledge.

www.iris.edu... rby=time-desc&limit=800&maxlat=67.13&minlat=38.13&maxlon=20.77&minlon=-79.77&pbl=1&caller=smexreg&zm=4&mt=ter


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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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I have donated £20.00 to 38 Degrees who have found a charity that are dealing with the flood victims, paying for food and blankets etc. Please I urge you all to help whatever you can afford would fine. We all need to look after each other and I think that ATS should help out. I ask the mods of ATS to open your hearts and raise money for these people. I have the link but I won't paste until the mods says its ok. Thank you

Love & Light x
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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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Sk8ergrl
I have donated £20.00 to 38 Degrees who have found a charity that are dealing with the flood victims, paying for food and blankets etc. Please I urge you all to help whatever you can afford would fine. We all need to look after each other and I think that ATS should help out. I ask the mods of ATS to open your hearts and raise money for these people. I have the link but I won't paste until the mods says its ok. Thank you

Love & Light x
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Ermmmm.... we are not talking about the third world here....

Most of those that could afford to buy a property just off the Thames will probably all go and stay in one of their other properties or in the best rooms of 5 star hotels.

I do agree that foreign aid budget should be used to sort out the infrastructure damage though. Help yourself before others may seem harsh but how could you help others if you cannot help yourself??

Peace,

Korg.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:20 AM
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Korg Trinity

Sk8ergrl
I have donated £20.00 to 38 Degrees who have found a charity that are dealing with the flood victims, paying for food and blankets etc. Please I urge you all to help whatever you can afford would fine. We all need to look after each other and I think that ATS should help out. I ask the mods of ATS to open your hearts and raise money for these people. I have the link but I won't paste until the mods says its ok. Thank you

Love & Light x
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Ermmmm.... we are not talking about the third world here....

Most of those that could afford to buy a property just off the Thames will probably all go and stay in one of their other properties or in the best rooms of 5 star hotels.

I do agree that foreign aid budget should be used to sort out the infrastructure damage though. Help yourself before others may seem harsh but how could you help others if you cannot help yourself??

Peace,

Korg.


If that is your opinion then I respect that. I know my donation isn't a lot but least I'm trying and if others help then we can make a difference. Remember we are all human and we need to help each other. I even helped the victims in the 2004 tsunami but it needs more then little me to make a difference. Is it not about time that other countries help UK out after all we have helped out lots of countries for years.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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It is not just a matter of those around the Thames. There are flood and wind warnings affecting many counties, and many river tributary systems, not to mention affecting communities surrounding major rivers. Also, river side dwellings may carry a certain stigma with them, but it is not true that only rich people live near the river. The flooding is so bad that it is hitting deep into communities, and affecting people who cannot afford the cost of the damage. You have to remember that the series of low pressure systems which have contributed to the current state of affairs, have had a cumulative affect on groundwater levels, so not all the flooding is river related. Also you have to take into account the fact that nothing like this has been seen in England and Wales for 250 years!

In short, this crisis is affecting people from every possible economic demographic, and so this is not a case of "help the rich folk". It is a case of merely "help".



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:40 AM
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TrueBrit
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It is not just a matter of those around the Thames. [SNIP]. Also you have to take into account the fact that nothing like this has been seen in England and Wales for 250 years!

In short, this crisis is affecting people from every possible economic demographic, and so this is not a case of "help the rich folk". It is a case of merely "help".



O.k. I concede perhaps my comments were a little harsh... however I still think the help should come from the government's foreign aid budget.

I also have not seen any evidence thus far that this really is a once in 250 year event... I clearly remember the 1999's flooding... and again in 2006.

As for the wind, need I remind everyone of the hurricane of 87?

Granted these events are relatively rare but they do happen... you have to remember that our geographical location is a complete nexus. Our weather is pretty much controlled by how high or low the jet stream is in relation to us and as i'm sure you are already aware that the stream fluctuates chaotically.

Peace,

Korg.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:55 AM
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If this continues the whole of the UK will be under water then you will stop thinking about yourself and want to help but then it'll be too late. I can't understand how people can be so me me me. It really upsets me that people are so greedy and not wanting to help their own. Humanity is about helping other people when in need and the flood victims needs that help now. The bloody army is now helping, soon we will need foreign aid from other countries. The themes barrier is at breaking point they can't handle the power of the rising waters. When the barrier gives way its all over.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:55 AM
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Yes, I recall the 1987 incident, or at least its aftermath.

And I would agree that money should be freed up from government departments and initiatives which do not necessarily need it in a time of crisis. However, this cycle of repeated low pressure systems IS virtually unheard of. The wind may not be totally unusual, but this amount of rain is far larger than that which caused the flooding of a few years back. It has, however, fallen on, and affected much larger square mileages of land, and encroached into cities on an unprecedented level.

There have not been sustained rain storms on this scale, over such an extended period, for two hundred and fifty years. There have been shorter period storms, which dropped rain faster, but I would be willing to bet that more total rainfall has happened during the progression of these weather patterns, which let us not forget, started before Christmas. The water table is higher as a result of the amount of time that the surface water has had to permeate the ground, and therefore the levels in rivers are breaking records, because water which cannot seep under ground due to saturation, is either pooling, or being added to the river water. The Severn is a case in point, which broke its highest recorded level today, topping out at five point...two meters, if I remember the broadcast correctly.

This IS a major incident, and it shows every sign of getting much, much worse before it gets better.
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posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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Sk8ergrl
Is it not about time that other countries help UK out after all we have helped out lots of countries for years.


That's exactly it though isn't it. We have more than enough in the coffers to help ourselves when issues such as this one spring upon us. The issue is a lot of that money is tied up in foreign aid packages, currently our foreign aid budget annually is around £12.6 billion.

If you want to spend money yourself on aid, you should spend it on charities that help the helpless, not those that choose to not help themselves.

I understand your thoughts were well meant... but trust me most English people would find the thought of incoming foreign aid ridiculous bordering on offensive.

Peace,

Korg.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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Sk8ergrl
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If this continues the whole of the UK will be under water then you will stop thinking about yourself and want to help but then it'll be too late.


The whole of the UK will not be under water.... And this weather event is anything but as sensational as the media are portraying it to be.

Trust me... I live here.. I've lived in all parts of the UK at one point or another.... this is a bad storm for some, we have had them before and we will have them again.... It is not the END of THE WORLD stuff.

Don't believe the completely over the top money making media machine.

Peace,

Korg.



posted on Feb, 12 2014 @ 10:02 AM
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TrueBrit
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There have not been sustained rain storms on this scale, over such an extended period, for two hundred and fifty years.


You keep saying that...

Please present your statistics because from where I'm sat it's really not at all that bad, the other events affected the entirety of England.... if it was worse now than then... why do I look outside my window and see Blue sky?

Peace,

Korg.



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