Caravan park flooded and five rescued from trapped car as more rain hits Hampshire

Daily Echo: Hampshire on Christmas Day flood alert Hampshire on Christmas Day flood alert

A caravan park was flooded and five people rescued from a trapped car as more rains hit Hampshire today.

The drama came as wind and rain swept across the county, and the Environment Agency issued 28 flood alerts in the south, including six in Hampshire.

The worst hit areas are in Hursley, Soberton, Droxford, Meonstoke, Corhampton, Exton, Warnford, West Meon and East Meon.

 

Bishops Sutton, Hambleton and Kings Somborne and Little Somborne are also on flooding alert.

Meanwhile, this afternoon five people had to be rescued after they drove into a flooded road in Laundry Lane, Heckfield, near Hook, at 1pm.

Firefighters used rafts to rescue them after the car became submerged.

Elsewhere, fire crews spent three hours pumping water from Solent Breezes Caravan Park in Chilling Lane, Warsash.

No residents at the park, part of which was under more than a metre of water, were affected by the flood.

At Titchfield the ground floor of two homes in Hewitt Close were flooded after drains over-flowed during intense rainfall this morning.

Residents moved upstairs while crews pumped the water out of their homes.

David Jordan, director of operations at the agency, said: "Although the rain is set to ease a little in the coming days, the ground is still very wet and river levels remain high, so we would ask people to keep up to date with the latest warnings and stay prepared for flooding."

The Met Office has predicted that tommorow, sunny intervals are predicted in the morning with heavy rain returning in the afternoon.

Figures suggest the soggy Christmas is set to make 2012 the wettest years since records began in 1910.

Before this month, the average rainfall for the year was 1,202mm, which is 13th in the list of wettest years.

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12:12pm Tue 25 Dec 12

southy says...

And after the floods comes the snow
And after the floods comes the snow southy

3:03pm Tue 25 Dec 12

10 Minute Man says...

Classic "rainmaker" comment -if snow occurs in Jan or Feb, you'll take credit for it as some kind of soothsayer.
Classic "rainmaker" comment -if snow occurs in Jan or Feb, you'll take credit for it as some kind of soothsayer. 10 Minute Man

3:27pm Tue 25 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

I predict that there will be some heavy winds to follow in March!
I predict that there will be some heavy winds to follow in March! IronLady2010

6:23pm Tue 25 Dec 12

S Pance says...

We're in for some sunny weather in July and August. Remember where you heard it!
We're in for some sunny weather in July and August. Remember where you heard it! S Pance

6:34pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Stillness says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
I predict that there will be some heavy winds to follow in March!
I think you will find the "heavy wind" was at 12:12 today. The first post on this story.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: I predict that there will be some heavy winds to follow in March![/p][/quote]I think you will find the "heavy wind" was at 12:12 today. The first post on this story. Stillness

6:40pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Buntylicious says...

I've got heavy wind after eating too many brussel sprouts!
I've got heavy wind after eating too many brussel sprouts! Buntylicious

6:41pm Tue 25 Dec 12

Stillness says...

Buntylicious wrote:
I've got heavy wind after eating too many brussel sprouts!
Too much information :-(
[quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: I've got heavy wind after eating too many brussel sprouts![/p][/quote]Too much information :-( Stillness

7:56pm Tue 25 Dec 12

J.P.M says...

Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks?
Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks? J.P.M

12:46am Wed 26 Dec 12

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
And after the floods comes the snow
.. could that be followed by a thaw?

And perhaps some sunshine, a bit more rain, warmer temperatures as we approach spring, a few setbacks before we reach hotter weather in summer, showers of course, getting cooler in autumn, before we hit a cold spell in winter once again.

No, surely not? It's never happened before.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: And after the floods comes the snow[/p][/quote].. could that be followed by a thaw? And perhaps some sunshine, a bit more rain, warmer temperatures as we approach spring, a few setbacks before we reach hotter weather in summer, showers of course, getting cooler in autumn, before we hit a cold spell in winter once again. No, surely not? It's never happened before. freefinker

12:45pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Pogle says...

J.P.M wrote:
Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks?
Was this just a random comment?
What the fcuk did this have to do with the price of eggs?
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks?[/p][/quote]Was this just a random comment? What the fcuk did this have to do with the price of eggs? Pogle

8:18pm Wed 26 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

Pogle wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks?
Was this just a random comment?
What the fcuk did this have to do with the price of eggs?
Now you're all confusing me! What does the price of eggs have to do with the article?
[quote][p][bold]Pogle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks?[/p][/quote]Was this just a random comment? What the fcuk did this have to do with the price of eggs?[/p][/quote]Now you're all confusing me! What does the price of eggs have to do with the article? IronLady2010

8:37pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Pikey Pete says...

Echo Report says "No residents at the park, part of which was under more than a metre of water, were affected by the flood. !!!"

What were they Ducks?
Echo Report says "No residents at the park, part of which was under more than a metre of water, were affected by the flood. !!!" What were they Ducks? Pikey Pete

8:11am Thu 27 Dec 12

sarfhamton says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Pogle wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks?
Was this just a random comment?
What the fcuk did this have to do with the price of eggs?
Now you're all confusing me! What does the price of eggs have to do with the article?
It's a holiday park with some holiday and some residential caravans. The vans affected were holiday ones.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pogle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Why do these tax dodgers hide on trailer parks?[/p][/quote]Was this just a random comment? What the fcuk did this have to do with the price of eggs?[/p][/quote]Now you're all confusing me! What does the price of eggs have to do with the article?[/p][/quote]It's a holiday park with some holiday and some residential caravans. The vans affected were holiday ones. sarfhamton

9:37am Fri 28 Dec 12

pikeyduck12 says...

firstly we are not all tax dodgers!!!
and to say that no residents were affected is just pure rubbish .... 3 familys lost there homes and all of there possesions and 2 familys lost there cars the park was in at least 4 ft of water... and 4 fire crews battled on christmas day to pump as much water out as possible, think its sick how ppl just laugh and joke when actually we were in a very serious situation with major flooding,my heart goes out to all the "DUCKS" that lost there homes christams.....
firstly we are not all tax dodgers!!! and to say that no residents were affected is just pure rubbish .... 3 familys lost there homes and all of there possesions and 2 familys lost there cars the park was in at least 4 ft of water... and 4 fire crews battled on christmas day to pump as much water out as possible, think its sick how ppl just laugh and joke when actually we were in a very serious situation with major flooding,my heart goes out to all the "DUCKS" that lost there homes christams..... pikeyduck12

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