Flood Alert: Southampton Water

The Environment Agency issued the following Flood Alert at 1920 on Friday 20th October 2017 (I’ve emphasised the St Denys bit!):

“Flood Alert in force: Southampton Water.

Flooding is possible for: coast around Southampton Water including Calshot and Lepe.

Be prepared.

On Saturday, Storm Brian brings strong winds, large waves and water levels higher than a normal high spring tide.  The tide may impact the boat yards around Bursledon and may come close to the floor level at Eling Tide Mill.  Property protection could be installed at St Denys as a precautionary measure.  This Flood Alert will be removed around 1600hrs on 21/10/2017 when coastal conditions will have returned to normal.
Time and date of first high water  12:28 on 21/10/2017
Time and date of second high water 14:37 on 21/10/2017
Predicted astronomical tide level  2.04 mAOD
Forecast surge height 0.48 m
Forecast high water level at Southampton 2.52 mAOD or 5.26 mCD
Forecast wind direction South Westerly
Forecast wind strength is  Force 8

To check the latest information for your area

* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/065WAC151

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 216019.

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

What you should consider doing now

* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.

* Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.

* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

* Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you’ve been in contact with it.”

[End of EA Flood Alert]