Flood warning issued for River Thames through Oxford

Bicester Advertiser: Flood warning issued for River Thames through Oxford Flood warning issued for River Thames through Oxford

A FLOOD warning has just been issued for the River Thames through Oxford.

The warning, issued by the Environment Agency, covers the main river channel and its tributaries in Botley, West Oxford, Osney, New Hinksey, North Hinksey and Grandpont.

It means that flooding is expected in these areas and householders and businesses should take immediate action to protect themselves.

The agency said that the Thames was rising quickly around Iffley Lock and flooding of properties close to the river later this evening or overnight was possible. The level of the river is expected to continue to rise over the next 24 hours.

Oxford City Council staff are now installing a flood barrier at Bullstake Close, off Botley Road in West Oxford.

For advice on what action to take, see the Environment Agency website.

 

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9:50pm Sat 4 Jan 14

mytaxes says...

Surprising that the EA website has no flood warning on their website at 21.45 and up to now no text/ telephone waning.
Surprising that the EA website has no flood warning on their website at 21.45 and up to now no text/ telephone waning. mytaxes
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11:27pm Sat 4 Jan 14

jimm says...

Maybe you should look more carefully...

Flood Warning
River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
19:04 on 04 Jan 2014
Location: River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford

http://www.environme
nt-agency.gov.uk/hom
eandleisure/floods/3
4678.aspx?type=Regio
n&term=Southeast&Sev
erity=2
Maybe you should look more carefully... Flood Warning River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford 19:04 on 04 Jan 2014 Location: River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford http://www.environme nt-agency.gov.uk/hom eandleisure/floods/3 4678.aspx?type=Regio n&term=Southeast&Sev erity=2 jimm
  • Score: -14

7:12am Sun 5 Jan 14

mytaxes says...

As yet still no flood warning for Osney. "The River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford"
As yet still no flood warning for Osney. "The River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford" mytaxes
  • Score: -96

11:00am Sun 5 Jan 14

angelox99 says...

There is a flood warning on the EA website:

River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
Current status:Flood WarningFlood WarningFlood status last changed at 19:04 on 04 Jan 2014Location:River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
View map of flood warning area
Region:SoutheastLate
st Information:
The River Thames, Bulstake and Seacourt Streams remain very high in the Iffley Lock, New Botley and Hinksey areas of Oxford. Levels are still very slowly rising on all these rivers. Property flooding is expected and the river remains responsive to any further rainfall. The weather forecast is to expect rain throughout the day and into the evening with isolated heavy showers in places. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow.

07:18 on 05 Jan 2014

Floodline:Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 171172 to get more information


Copy and paste this link to locate:

http://www.environme
nt-agency.gov.uk/hom
eandleisure/floods/3
4678.aspx?page=1&typ
e=RiverAndTown&term=
thames
There is a flood warning on the EA website: River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford Current status:Flood WarningFlood WarningFlood status last changed at 19:04 on 04 Jan 2014Location:River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford View map of flood warning area Region:SoutheastLate st Information: The River Thames, Bulstake and Seacourt Streams remain very high in the Iffley Lock, New Botley and Hinksey areas of Oxford. Levels are still very slowly rising on all these rivers. Property flooding is expected and the river remains responsive to any further rainfall. The weather forecast is to expect rain throughout the day and into the evening with isolated heavy showers in places. Further showers are forecast for tomorrow. 07:18 on 05 Jan 2014 Floodline:Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 171172 to get more information Copy and paste this link to locate: http://www.environme nt-agency.gov.uk/hom eandleisure/floods/3 4678.aspx?page=1&typ e=RiverAndTown&term= thames angelox99
  • Score: -16

11:02am Sun 5 Jan 14

angelox99 says...

Botley, New Hinksey, Grandpont, they are all mentioned... Osney is just in the middle of all them places with a main river running through it!

Would you like the EA to pin point your road name for exact confirmation!!
Botley, New Hinksey, Grandpont, they are all mentioned... Osney is just in the middle of all them places with a main river running through it! Would you like the EA to pin point your road name for exact confirmation!! angelox99
  • Score: -15

12:39pm Sun 5 Jan 14

mytaxes says...

Angelox99 The council have confirmed that Osney at the moment is not on flood warning otherwise it would have been on the EA website as it has been on previous occasions. Please do not be facetious it is far too serious a subject.
Angelox99 The council have confirmed that Osney at the moment is not on flood warning otherwise it would have been on the EA website as it has been on previous occasions. Please do not be facetious it is far too serious a subject. mytaxes
  • Score: -94

1:22pm Sun 5 Jan 14

jimm says...

Yes it's serious, but if I was in Osney, I wouldn't be feeling all peachy about the prospects, with a flood warning for areas just yards down the road, with the barrier up at Bullstake Close, and a flood warning now in force in West Oxfordshire - where's all that water heading? - with more rain forecast across Oxfordshire and the parts of the Cotswolds where the rivers feed the Thames this afternoon and tonight. I see sandbags are now available at Seacourt. What's the betting some of them will start appearing in Osney later today?
Yes it's serious, but if I was in Osney, I wouldn't be feeling all peachy about the prospects, with a flood warning for areas just yards down the road, with the barrier up at Bullstake Close, and a flood warning now in force in West Oxfordshire - where's all that water heading? - with more rain forecast across Oxfordshire and the parts of the Cotswolds where the rivers feed the Thames this afternoon and tonight. I see sandbags are now available at Seacourt. What's the betting some of them will start appearing in Osney later today? jimm
  • Score: -14

1:27pm Sun 5 Jan 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

Not too much of a coincidence that the flood warnings in Oxfordshire start flying in on the Thames just after they close the Thames Barrier to "Protect" London????
Not too much of a coincidence that the flood warnings in Oxfordshire start flying in on the Thames just after they close the Thames Barrier to "Protect" London???? yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: -177

1:43pm Sun 5 Jan 14

angelox99 says...

yabbadabbadoo256 wrote:
Not too much of a coincidence that the flood warnings in Oxfordshire start flying in on the Thames just after they close the Thames Barrier to "Protect" London????
The Thames Barrier is there to prevent tidal surges when at it's peak. The reason the Thames as risen is due to the fact that rivers, streams, brooks, cannot handle the volume of water that is being drained into them from many various inlets.

Nothing to do with the Thames Barrier
[quote][p][bold]yabbadabbadoo256[/bold] wrote: Not too much of a coincidence that the flood warnings in Oxfordshire start flying in on the Thames just after they close the Thames Barrier to "Protect" London????[/p][/quote]The Thames Barrier is there to prevent tidal surges when at it's peak. The reason the Thames as risen is due to the fact that rivers, streams, brooks, cannot handle the volume of water that is being drained into them from many various inlets. Nothing to do with the Thames Barrier angelox99
  • Score: -14

1:45pm Sun 5 Jan 14

angelox99 says...

mytaxes wrote:
Angelox99 The council have confirmed that Osney at the moment is not on flood warning otherwise it would have been on the EA website as it has been on previous occasions. Please do not be facetious it is far too serious a subject.
You really do not have a lot of common sense do you!

If all other areas of Oxford are on flood alert then Osney would at some point be the same (even if not mentioned) If I was you, I would heed the early warning and take action sooner rather than later.
[quote][p][bold]mytaxes[/bold] wrote: Angelox99 The council have confirmed that Osney at the moment is not on flood warning otherwise it would have been on the EA website as it has been on previous occasions. Please do not be facetious it is far too serious a subject.[/p][/quote]You really do not have a lot of common sense do you! If all other areas of Oxford are on flood alert then Osney would at some point be the same (even if not mentioned) If I was you, I would heed the early warning and take action sooner rather than later. angelox99
  • Score: -15

2:38pm Sun 5 Jan 14

mytaxes says...

Angelox If I lived there I would as it is I will assist friends who do.
Angelox If I lived there I would as it is I will assist friends who do. mytaxes
  • Score: -92

3:00pm Sun 5 Jan 14

angelox99 says...

mytaxes wrote:
Angelox If I lived there I would as it is I will assist friends who do.
Better get moving then instead of making pointless comments on here then!
[quote][p][bold]mytaxes[/bold] wrote: Angelox If I lived there I would as it is I will assist friends who do.[/p][/quote]Better get moving then instead of making pointless comments on here then! angelox99
  • Score: -16

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