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Lewes Floods?

On 28 Feb 2010 at 8:28am SHS wrote:
I see the high tide today in Lewes will be around 11 to 11.15 and is quite high (2 metres higher than the lowest high tides). Lots of run-off due to soil saturation..... luckily like most rivers there is a flood plain to cope with these circumstances.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 9:39am Stig of the dump wrote:
Trouble is, many of the flood plain's are flooded over towards Hamsey and on the other side towards Beddingham and Kingston.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 10:34am Smiler wrote:
There are currently flood watches in place for the upper and lower ouse but nothing for Lewes
On 28 Feb 2010 at 11:03am TDA wrote:
The Riverside shops have put up their flood barrier as a precaution. Worst tides are Mon - Weds; the weather seems to be better then though.

More importantly why hasn't the wall outside the JHT been made higher?? (It's lower than the new flood wall). It's nice to sit on and have a beer on, but doesn't it negate the whole project? Also the wall at Chandlers is made of some sort of temporary metal work. Non comprendez....
On 28 Feb 2010 at 11:06am Smiler wrote:
Are the Cliffe defences finished now?

I thought the wall was going round the John Harvey side of the Argos car park!
On 28 Feb 2010 at 12:04pm Stig of the dump wrote:
The river has gone over the far bank (malling side) opposite landport
On 28 Feb 2010 at 6:37pm Merlin Milner wrote:
There are demountable flood barriers that go behind the existing wall opposite the JHT. Apparently they could not make that bit wall higher due to the foundations and to rebuild it too expensive.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 6:48pm Inlaws wrote:
Isnt the Chandlers section delayed, something to do with the land being redeveloped at some point?
On 28 Feb 2010 at 11:04pm Smiler wrote:
When do they mount those barriers Merlin and who is it that actually does it?
On 28 Feb 2010 at 11:59pm Mick Mac wrote:
Just came back from the pub via the bridge. The decking outside the Riverside is floating and water is coming up through the JHT drains. Interesting. Where do I buy sandbags? Bunces is shut. And they are always too busy talking to themselves to be of any use in the morning.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 5:31pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
try instantsandbags.com. they arrive flat packed and delivered next day. my mate runs the company - here's a link to his demo video
On 1 Mar 2010 at 5:43pm Mick Mac wrote:
Sorry Bunces I was a bit rude

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