Flooding at Newport Quay (photos)

Wow, watch out for those high tides and heavy rain.


Thanks to Jason Harris for sharing this image taken by Dean Julian of flooding at Newport Quay.

High tides and heavy rain are forecast for the rest of the day, with the high tides continuing over the weekend.

If it’s not too late for you, sandbags can be collected from various locations around the Island.

Our thoughts are with anyone affected by the flooding.

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Friday, 14th December, 2012 11:29am


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  1. Amanda BH's comment is rated +2 Vote +1 Vote -1

    14.Dec.2012 12:05pm

    Crikey, feel sorry for those who have to deal with flooding. So pleased I’m on high ground. Good photos.

  2. peaceful_life's comment not rated yet. Add your vote Vote +1 Vote -1

    14.Dec.2012 1:56pm

    At what point do we collectively aknowledge that we have entered into a new epoch of climate change, and that we are not merely individual bubbles of ‘self’ wandering around going…about our business.

    Our actions induce reactions.

    • Dalek's comment is rated +7 Vote +1 Vote -1

      14.Dec.2012 4:22pm

      Thought someone might say something like that. Get a grip, it’s just a bit of weather. We’ve been sold the idea of climate change as it can justify additional taxes etc. So now every time something happens, it must be climate change. Load of tosh!

      • bongo's comment not rated yet. Add your vote Vote +1 Vote -1

        14.Dec.2012 6:09pm

        This is not just ‘something’ though is it? This is quite evidently weather & climate orientated! I’ve lived here my whole life & have only witnessed this twice, both in the last couple of months. I dont think that the idea that climate change is real or the undeniable fact that our adiction to fossil fuels has had a massive effect on our environment should be ridiculed.

  3. peaceful_life's comment is rated +2 Vote +1 Vote -1

    14.Dec.2012 5:19pm

    What taxes would they be?

    Permafrost thawing and releasing previously locked methane gas…which in turn create ‘positive’ feedback loops that repeat the process causing more thawing…and so on, arctic ice melt at a rate never known before,Greenland ice melt recorded at the fastest on record, thousands of heat temperatures consecutively broken in America in one year,storms and gale-force winds tearing across much of the UK, before our driest spring in a century left 35 million people in the UK suffering from drought, and wreaked havock with flora and fauna.

    Temperatures in Scotland at 23 celsius dropping to freezing in the month of March, the UK then has the wettest summer on record causing huge ammounts of UK crops to fail ( UK is a 50% food importer, it matters)and 4000 homes are hit by flash flooding………..is not…..’tosh’

    Mainly mentioned national aspects, we can widen things to the global level if you wish, after all…..we’re all clinging to the same rock, where the climate is global.

  4. Don Smith's comment not rated yet. Add your vote Vote +1 Vote -1

    14.Dec.2012 7:25pm

    The way that flooding continues to affect our low lying parts of the island, I do feel that when people purchase their properties (Which is possibly the biggest investment that they will ever make) should shy away from properties neat to the coast and rivers.

    We all know that there is an anticipated thawing of the ice caps, so it would be prudent to become flood wise. What price houses at Camp- Hill and other well above sea level locations?

  5. peaceful_life's comment is rated +2 Vote +1 Vote -1

    14.Dec.2012 8:37pm

    We’re now witnessing massive ice melts, and with them..ocean acidification which affects the phytoplankton that processes most of the oxygen,instead of ice as a reflective…we now have deep dark ocean acting as a heat sink.

    As I mentioned before there’s also methane release due to thawing of the permafrost, plus the Amazon rainforest has started to release more C02 than it sequesters, and the list goes on………

    Once we start to see the scale, and ramifications…we’re looking at a much bigger issue than house locations and prices.
    There is no normal now.

  6. tulsevent's comment is rated +2 Vote +1 Vote -1

    15.Dec.2012 12:17pm

    Back in the 1970’s this area and Sea Street used to flood worse than this a couple of times a year. We had to use the, then existing, reserve exits in order to escape from County Hall.

    Then SW revised the drainage in Newport which improved the situation but flooding was estimated as a once in 5 years event if the new attenuation tank overflowed.

  7. peaceful_life's comment not rated yet. Add your vote Vote +1 Vote -1

    16.Dec.2012 3:07pm

    Indeed, ‘event’s’ have been variable throughout the course of time.

    The question is…..is there a more consistant narrative to local weather patterns and conditions that are affected by the global climate on the whole, I think it’s safe to conclude that yes,yes there is.

    Even a slight increase is enough to influence the fine tuning of the symbiosis between earths regulatory systems, to what end?….hard to say, but, we can at least see that some tipping points have been triggered already, things like permafrost melt, ocean acidification, soil erosion, desertification……….. all feeding into thier own, and interlinked….’unforseen consequenses’

    Here’s a recent UK programme with a conservative (small ‘c’) look at the overview.



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