Flood alerts for Thames and River Mole tonight

Earlier flooding: The River Mole has burst its banks several times in recent weeks

Earlier flooding: The River Mole has burst its banks several times in recent weeks

First published in News Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Flood alerts are in place on the River Mole and River Thames as river levels are expected to rise with this evening's tide.

The alerts have been put in place for the Thames from Hampton and Thames Ditton to Teddington, with the river expected to reach 5.4m with the tide at 7.30pm and another high tide expected at 7.45am tomorrow.

The Environment Agency said flooding of low lying land was expected as a result of the high tide, but property flooding was not expected.

Thames Ditton Island also has a flood alert issued, with river levels expected to reach 6.2m this evening.

A flood alert also remains in place for the River Thames from Shepperton to East and West Molesey, including Walton, as a result of high river levels which are out of river banks.

The River Mole, including Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham and South Hersham, also has a flood alert in place as the river level continues to rise after last night’s rainfall.

The Environment Agency said further rainfall is expected this evening and into tomorrow afternoon, with flooding of low-lying land and roads expected in some locations.

For more information, visit environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods.

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10:35pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InsiderintheEA says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. InsiderintheEA
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11:44pm Thu 6 Feb 14

metis says...

InsiderintheEA wrote:
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe

environmentagency.co

.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Indeed, There has been huge waste and mis-management at the EA for many years.
You may also find this article interesting in the Central Somerset Gazette;
http://www.centralso
mersetgazette.co.uk/
Somerset-flooding-EU
-plan/story-20556464
-detail/story.html
It would seem that the disaster that has befallen the Somerset Levels has the E.U. fingerprints all over it. It was EU policy under a directive in 2007.'Floods directive'
[quote][p][bold]InsiderintheEA[/bold] wrote: Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.[/p][/quote]Indeed, There has been huge waste and mis-management at the EA for many years. You may also find this article interesting in the Central Somerset Gazette; http://www.centralso mersetgazette.co.uk/ Somerset-flooding-EU -plan/story-20556464 -detail/story.html It would seem that the disaster that has befallen the Somerset Levels has the E.U. fingerprints all over it. It was EU policy under a directive in 2007.'Floods directive' metis
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