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THAMES BARRIER HAS BEEN ACTIVATED DUE TO A VERY HIGH SURGE ALONG THE RIVER THAMES, LONDON, UK

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THAMES BARRIER HAS BEEN ACTIVATED DUE TO A VERY HIGH SURGE ALONG THE RIVER THAMES IN ORDER TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES AROUND TEDDINGTON, LONDON, UK
 
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STORM CIARA UPDATE: Thames Barrier set to close to protect London from flooding #StormCiara #Flooding #StormSurge #ThamesBarrier #London #UK

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Twitter Source: @AlanBarrierEA

Thames Barrier set to close tomorrow to

protect London from flooding

 
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#Flood Alert In Force For Tidal Thames Riverside From #Putney Bridge To #Teddington Weir, #UK

Flood Alert

The river flow at Teddington Weir is normal for this time of year at 82 cubic metres per second and is falling slowly. We anticipate the flows to remain normal for the next few days. The forecast high tide at Richmond will be 4.65mAOD at 15:45 GMT on Monday 24th December with a moderate confidence and 4.60mAOD at 04:15 GMT on Tuesday 25th December with a moderate confidence. Astronomical tide levels peak tomorrow afternoon. The locations potentially affected by flooding are Putney Embankment (SW15), Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green (W4), Thames Bank at Mortlake (SW14), Ranelagh Drive (TW1), Friars Lane and Water Lane (TW9), Riverside and The Embankment at Twickenham, and the Towpath below Teddington Lock.

Courtesy of Environment Agency UK

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UK/IRELAND STORM ALERT UPDATE

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Thames Barrier will be closed at 12:00 hrs today due to storm surge

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UK/IRELAND STORM ALERT UPDATE

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Thames Barrier could be closed later due to possible storm surge

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***UK/IRELAND STORM ELEANOR ALERT UPDATE***

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THAMES BARRIER WILL BE ACTIVATED ‘CLOSED’ AT APPROX 10:15 HRS TODAY

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Thames Barrier shut as coastal surge and strong winds puts capital at risk of flooding

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Thames Barrier: the coastal defence is vital in stopping flooding in central London Shutterstock / Steve Meese
The Thames Barrier was closed today as strong winds and a coastal surge put London at risk of flooding.
 
The coastal defence was shut for just the 177th time in its history at 11.30am and will be reopened at 4.30pm this afternoon.
 
The Environment Agency said the 520m barrier was being shut during high tide as part of its “network of defences” – designed to protect over 550,000 properties.
 
It comes after thousands of people were evacuated from homes in coastal towns and villages in Essex and Suffolk overnight on Friday amid severe flood warnings, although the impact was not as serious as feared.
 
Steve East, Engineering Manager at the Thames Barrier said: “We are closing the barrier to protect London from the threat of flooding due to high water levels around the time of high tides from the sea.”
 
The barrier, completed in 1984, takes one and a half hours to close in total – with each individual gate taking 15 minutes.
 
Stretching across the Thames from Charlton to Silverton in Newham, it protects 125 square km of central London from flooding and is opened on average fewer than 10 times a year. It costs around £8 million a year to maintain and operate.
 
The Environment Agency is advising people that practical advice on preparing for flooding can be found on GOV.UK or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.
 
Live updates are also sent out from its Twitter account at @EnvAgencySE and using the hashtag #floodaware 
 
The Met Office also warned Londoners will continue to face freezing temperatures on Saturday amid a severe weather warning for ice, following a flurry of snowfall at the end of the week.
 
On Friday night a cargo ship sank off the Kent coast and a major rescue operation was carried out in stormy conditions in order to save the seven people on board.
Courtesy of standard.co.uk

Very high energy will intensify the winter weather bomb this weekend across the UK

WEATHER WARNING FOR THE UK 
Weather Alert
With the two recent CME’s & the 3rd CME tomorrow, this very high energy will intensify the winter weather bomb this weekend 
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UK’s THAMES BARRIER MUST BE ACTIVATED DUE TO THE STORM SURGE ON SUN 10th AUGUST

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 DUE TO EXCEPTIONAL INCREASE OF ONCOMING VERY HIGH ENERGY FROM SAT 9th AUGUST, BERTHA STORM’S INTENSITY WILL INCREASE
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UK’s THAMES BARRIER MUST BE ACTIVATED DUE TO THE STORM SURGE ON SUN 10th AUGUST
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