Severe flood warning issued for Lymington with 'risk to life'

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A SEVERE flood warning has been issued for a Hampshire community today.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued its most serious warning, meaning there is a risk to life, for Lymington this evening.

The organisation says high tides and strong winds from 11pm onwards will pose a risk to homes near to the coastline.

Water levels will be near the top of the sea walls, causing some waves to crash over the defences.

Riverside areas in Lymington, Lower Pennington and Keyhaven are all considered at risk, although the EA says flood defences should be able to protect “most properties”.

Homes in Town Slip, Lymington, are seen as the most vulnerable, and the EA has warned that water levels could be as much as half-a-metre deep if their pumping efforts fail.

EA staff and firefighters will all man the defences this evening, attempting to pump out water.

The gate over the toll bridge will also be closed to stop water flowing down Waterloo Road.

Anyone with concerns should contact the EA's floodline on 0845 9881188, selecting option one.

While there have been a number of warnings for Lymington over the past two months, this is the most serious issued by the EA.

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8:41pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Ian_SE says...

On 3 February 2014, you ran a story mentioning the Floodline phone number had changed to 0345 988 1188 which is a cheaper call for almost everyone.

Over the following days you have reverted to quoting the old 0845 number again.

Continue to call the 0845 number only if you are on "BT Weekend" or "BT Evening and Weekend" (or a landline provider that copies those BT prices) and you are making a call during a weekday and you therefore have to pay for it, or you are on "Vodafone pay as you go".

Almost everyone else should call the brand new 0345 number and this applies whether using a landline or a mobile.

All callers with an inclusive call plan on their landline or mobile will find that calls to 0345 numbers are inclusive within their calls allowance.

Mobile users on pay as you go phones pay less for 0345 calls than for 0845 calls (except for those on Vodafone, which charges 0845 calls at a discounted rate).
On 3 February 2014, you ran a story mentioning the Floodline phone number had changed to 0345 988 1188 which is a cheaper call for almost everyone. Over the following days you have reverted to quoting the old 0845 number again. Continue to call the 0845 number only if you are on "BT Weekend" or "BT Evening and Weekend" (or a landline provider that copies those BT prices) and you are making a call during a weekday and you therefore have to pay for it, or you are on "Vodafone pay as you go". Almost everyone else should call the brand new 0345 number and this applies whether using a landline or a mobile. All callers with an inclusive call plan on their landline or mobile will find that calls to 0345 numbers are inclusive within their calls allowance. Mobile users on pay as you go phones pay less for 0345 calls than for 0845 calls (except for those on Vodafone, which charges 0845 calls at a discounted rate). Ian_SE
  • Score: 8

9:50pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Micle1974 says...

Just to add to that...
Just I case you didn't know all 0300, 0330, 0345 are inclusive of any "free minutes"
Just to add to that... Just I case you didn't know all 0300, 0330, 0345 are inclusive of any "free minutes" Micle1974
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