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Hampshire on flood alert - live updates

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Daily Echo:

    County on flood alert after being battered by rain
  • Rivers burst banks
  • Motorways and rail links hit by flooding
  • Weather experts issue flood warning
  • Wallington evacuated
  • Vehicles rescued after becoming stranded

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andyfidler1966 10:18am Thu 20 Dec 12

It's probably pushing it to call it flooding, but the ground is very saturated along the Avenue from the Cowherds to town.

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Sovietobserver 10:26am Thu 20 Dec 12

Does anyone know if the Mayan Calendar predicts a rain apocalypse today/tomorrow ?

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Norwegian Saint 12:53pm Thu 20 Dec 12

So, this guy who owns an underwater Porche... is it the same guy who got robbed at Brockenhurst Railway Station?!
Now that would be unlucky!!!

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St Retford 2:01pm Thu 20 Dec 12

It'll be all the rain.

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loosehead 2:08pm Thu 20 Dec 12

You've got to ask what's happened to the level of intelligence in this country?
Is it the Comprehensive school system?
Or is it the fact that many people now say we don't care we're going there whether you like it or not? we know more than you so you've blocked off the road due to flooding we know we can make it so tough we're going through the barrier? the same mentality of thinking you could beat a train when the barriers are down at level crossings isn't it?
Maybe it's about time the insurance companies refuse to pay if your cars a write off because you tried driving through deep water even though the warning signs were in place or it was issued as Flooding alerts on the telly or radio?
A low lying Porsche tries driving through a flooded road? Did the owners leave their brains at home?

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acid drop 2:47pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Cheer up, it's a clearing up shower.

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Torchie1 3:15pm Thu 20 Dec 12

loosehead wrote…


You've got to ask what's happened to the level of intelligence in this country?
Is it the Comprehensive school system?
Or is it the fact that many people now say we don't care we're going there whether you like it or not? we know more than you so you've blocked off the road due to flooding we know we can make it so tough we're going through the barrier? the same mentality of thinking you could beat a train when the barriers are down at level crossings isn't it?
Maybe it's about time the insurance companies refuse to pay if your cars a write off because you tried driving through deep water even though the warning signs were in place or it was issued as Flooding alerts on the telly or radio?
A low lying Porsche tries driving through a flooded road? Did the owners leave their brains at home?

Practically every time this road floods someone will try to get through because of impatience or lack of local knowledge. In full flood the water can rise to four or five feet but because of the quite sharp drop under the bridge, the narrow stretch of water can appear passable although it may already be a foot deep. Once your car stops it is almost impossible to push it up the slope to safety and all the owner can do is watch the water level rise. I'm not sure what excuse the agricultural contractor offered a couple of years ago when he drove his tractor under the same bridge with the fore-loader up..........Bang!

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nedscrumpo 3:39pm Thu 20 Dec 12

nice for the ducks though!

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nedscrumpo 5:43pm Thu 20 Dec 12

5.37pm no more rain; well its chucking it down where I live!

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loosehead 5:51pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Torchie1 wrote…


loosehead wrote…


You've got to ask what's happened to the level of intelligence in this country?
Is it the Comprehensive school system?
Or is it the fact that many people now say we don't care we're going there whether you like it or not? we know more than you so you've blocked off the road due to flooding we know we can make it so tough we're going through the barrier? the same mentality of thinking you could beat a train when the barriers are down at level crossings isn't it?
Maybe it's about time the insurance companies refuse to pay if your cars a write off because you tried driving through deep water even though the warning signs were in place or it was issued as Flooding alerts on the telly or radio?
A low lying Porsche tries driving through a flooded road? Did the owners leave their brains at home?
Practically every time this road floods someone will try to get through because of impatience or lack of local knowledge. In full flood the water can rise to four or five feet but because of the quite sharp drop under the bridge, the narrow stretch of water can appear passable although it may already be a foot deep. Once your car stops it is almost impossible to push it up the slope to safety and all the owner can do is watch the water level rise. I'm not sure what excuse the agricultural contractor offered a couple of years ago when he drove his tractor under the same bridge with the fore-loader up..........Bang!

I can't understand why they think they know more than the Police or the authorities?
Surely they can buy maps or go on line & find a road that's drivable on can't they?
I wonder if they had to pay to be rescued & their insurance companies refused to cover their cars if they would still do it?

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Torchie1 6:05pm Thu 20 Dec 12

loosehead wrote…


Torchie1 wrote…


loosehead wrote…


You've got to ask what's happened to the level of intelligence in this country?
Is it the Comprehensive school system?
Or is it the fact that many people now say we don't care we're going there whether you like it or not? we know more than you so you've blocked off the road due to flooding we know we can make it so tough we're going through the barrier? the same mentality of thinking you could beat a train when the barriers are down at level crossings isn't it?
Maybe it's about time the insurance companies refuse to pay if your cars a write off because you tried driving through deep water even though the warning signs were in place or it was issued as Flooding alerts on the telly or radio?
A low lying Porsche tries driving through a flooded road? Did the owners leave their brains at home?
Practically every time this road floods someone will try to get through because of impatience or lack of local knowledge. In full flood the water can rise to four or five feet but because of the quite sharp drop under the bridge, the narrow stretch of water can appear passable although it may already be a foot deep. Once your car stops it is almost impossible to push it up the slope to safety and all the owner can do is watch the water level rise. I'm not sure what excuse the agricultural contractor offered a couple of years ago when he drove his tractor under the same bridge with the fore-loader up..........Bang!
I can't understand why they think they know more than the Police or the authorities?
Surely they can buy maps or go on line & find a road that's drivable on can't they?
I wonder if they had to pay to be rescued & their insurance companies refused to cover their cars if they would still do it?

There were no barriers in place until after the event. I agree with you about why people do try to get through but Latchmoor Bridge sees one trapped car virtually every time the road is flooded.

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loosehead 6:20pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Torchie1 wrote…


loosehead wrote…


Torchie1 wrote…


loosehead wrote…


You've got to ask what's happened to the level of intelligence in this country?
Is it the Comprehensive school system?
Or is it the fact that many people now say we don't care we're going there whether you like it or not? we know more than you so you've blocked off the road due to flooding we know we can make it so tough we're going through the barrier? the same mentality of thinking you could beat a train when the barriers are down at level crossings isn't it?
Maybe it's about time the insurance companies refuse to pay if your cars a write off because you tried driving through deep water even though the warning signs were in place or it was issued as Flooding alerts on the telly or radio?
A low lying Porsche tries driving through a flooded road? Did the owners leave their brains at home?
Practically every time this road floods someone will try to get through because of impatience or lack of local knowledge. In full flood the water can rise to four or five feet but because of the quite sharp drop under the bridge, the narrow stretch of water can appear passable although it may already be a foot deep. Once your car stops it is almost impossible to push it up the slope to safety and all the owner can do is watch the water level rise. I'm not sure what excuse the agricultural contractor offered a couple of years ago when he drove his tractor under the same bridge with the fore-loader up..........Bang!
I can't understand why they think they know more than the Police or the authorities?
Surely they can buy maps or go on line & find a road that's drivable on can't they?
I wonder if they had to pay to be rescued & their insurance companies refused to cover their cars if they would still do it?
There were no barriers in place until after the event. I agree with you about why people do try to get through but Latchmoor Bridge sees one trapped car virtually every time the road is flooded.

So then it must be common knowledge that it happens & not to drive through there if you have heavy rain or is that past some peoples IQ level?

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