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THAMES BARRIER TO BE ACTIVATED ON 21st Feb 2022 DUE TO TIDAL SURGE FROM STORM FRANKLIN

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THAMES BARRIER TO BE ACTIVATED ON 21st Feb 2022 DUE TO TIDAL SURGE FROM STORM FRANKLIN

THAMES BARRIER TO BE ACTIVATED ON 4th Jan 2022 DUE TO VERY HIGH RIVER LEVELS – LONDON

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THAMES BARRIER TO BE ACTIVATED ON 4th Jan 2022 DUE TO VERY HIGH RIVER LEVELS IN PARTS OF LONDON, UK

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Thames Barrier to close for 200th time amid flood warnings in southern England

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The Thames Barrier is being closed for the 200th time after a number of flood warnings were put in place in southern England as Storm Aurore moves in.

The flooding defence system will close to protect around 640,000 properties in London as a result of winds mixing with the tides and heavy rainfall.

A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “While the barrier will help to protect London from tidal flooding, there are also risks from flooding along the east coast on Thursday and Friday.

“Heavy rain also means that there is a separate but concurrent risk of river flooding across the south of England.”

It will reopen later on Thursday.

Southern England was hit by flooding overnight due to heavy rain and strong winds moving in from France, with the Met Office issuing yellow rain warnings – threatening delays to transport and issues with power supply.

In Essex, the fire service said it had received more than 120 calls up to 2.30am on Thursday to help with flood-related incidents as rain battered the county.

As well as rain warnings, the Environment Agency has also issued flooding warnings across the South West, East Anglia and Surrey, meaning that flooding is expected in those areas.

Storm Aurore, a low pressure system, has moved in off the continent and brought up to 50mm of rainfall and 45mph winds with it.

The Met Office says the wet weather will continue on Thursday throughout the south of England, as well as it being much cooler.

Gales are also expected in North Sea coastal areas.

Thursday night will see “showers for northern and western areas, whilst eastern and southern areas will have fewer showers and more in the way of clear spells, remaining breezy”, the Met Office added.

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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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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

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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.

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

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Thames Barrier could be closed later due to possible storm surge

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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.
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