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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Flood warnings still in effect after Storm Brendan crosses Dorset

Numerous flood warnings remain in effect throughout Dorset today following heavy rains and strong winds while Storm Brendan made its presence felt yesterday.

The Environment Agency has issued a series of floods for Poole Harbor, Christchurch Harborside, Lower Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch and Lower Hamworthy Quay which remain in effect.

Echo of Bournemouth:

A strong tidal wave would have to overcome sea defenses due to high tides.

A flood warning has also been issued for Lower Avon at The Bridges and Stubbings Meadow in Ringwood.

The Environment Agency said: “River levels have risen to the level of the Ringwood River due to soil saturation and reaction to further rainfall. As a result, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the next 24 hours. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood. We predict that river levels will remain high for at least 24. hours. ”

The Environment Agency is ready to provide an update on the situation today.

Last night, Christchurch Quay and Mudeford Quay were also flooded with footage captured by Steve Hogan.

Poole’s Magna Road was reportedly blocked due to floods this morning.

About half a foot of water has also been reported on a stretch of Blandford Road in Hamworthy.

The Daily Echo was told that the road is “impassable” for bicycles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Elsewhere, part of the curb on Westover Road in Bournemouth was this morning following fallen debris.

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Part of the sidewalk is recorded outside the former Odeon cinema along with a section of street parking.

Part of the hoarding is believed to have fallen from the strong winds of last night.

A tree knocked down a wall outside the Russell Court Hotel also blocking part of Bath Road in Bournemouth last night.

Echo of Bournemouth:

The road is open this morning.

The Sopley School is closed today due to flooding in the lanes surrounding the school.

A spokesman said the school itself is not flooded.

Morebus said that due to a fallen tree, the X2 service is unable to serve the wheel and Ramley Road.

A spokesman said the service will travel along Everton Road to Everton and the A337 to Lymington in both directions.

Twitter meteorologist Bournemouth and Poole Weather said more rain is expected this morning with some sunshine after this afternoon.

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Storm Brendan hits Dorset

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