Thursday, 6 February 2014

6th Feb update

Thursday 6 February 2014
Weather forecast
Overnight rain brought 2mm of rain.  The forecast for the next 24 hours is for widespread rain throughout the day and into Friday morning.  During this time we can expect totals of 20mm.  There is a small respite before another band of rain moves in on Friday / Saturday. The current forecast is for 11mm from midday on Friday to midnight and a further 11mm on Saturday.
At Northmoor, the average rate of rise is currently 14.5mm pr hr.
Baltmoor Wall continues to overtop at 20mm over 70 mtrs.  We have an engineer on site monitoring the situation.
Stanmoor Bank is also being monitored, we have placed sandbags along the bank.

Flooding situation
There are currently two severe flood warnings in place:
The ‘A361 East Lyng to Burrowbridge’
‘Northmoor and Saltmoor (including Moorland)’.
There are also flood warnings in force for:
The River Tone at Taunton from Bathpool to Ham, including Ruishton and Creech St Michael riverside properties’,
The ‘River Parrett (lower) at Langport Westover Trading Estate’
The ‘River Yeo from Yeovil to Langport’
‘Curry Moor and Hay Moor’.
Where possible we have continued to pump. As the water levels rise, we have had to switch off pumps accordingly.
The moors remain full and very sensitive to further rainfall.

Full report here

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