Flood warnings for Itchen and Hamble

Flood WarningThe Environment Agency have issued flood warnings for the estuaries of the River Itchen and the River Hamble. The flooding is expected to occur when a storm surge co-incides with high tide and a period of heavy rain on Friday morning.

Apart from the coastal areas around Netley and Hamble and the tidal section of the River Hamble which extends to Botley,  there are currently no other flood warnings that affect the Borough of Eastleigh.

Flood warnings mean that flooding is expected and immediate action is required;

The latest updates can be obtained by monitoring the Environment Agency website,  but the official flood warnings as we write this are as follows;

 Itchen Estuary: Issued Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:28:00 GMT

Time and date of high water 11:53 on 03/01/2014 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.16 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.56 m Forecast high water level 2.72 mAOD Forecast high water level in Chart Datum 5.46 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8 This warning is being issued for potential flooding to a small number properties in Priory Road, St Denys which directly back onto the Estuary. The main road at Woodmill may flood which may affect Woodmill Activity Centre. The White Swan Pub at Mansbridge may also be affected at high water as river levels become backed up by the tide.

Hamble Estuary: Issued Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:19:00 GMT

Time and date of high water 11:53 on 03/01/2014 Predicted astronomical tide level 2.16 mAOD Forecast surge height 0.56 m Forecast high water level 2.72 mAOD Forecast high water level in Chart Datum 5.46 mCD Forecast wind direction South Westerly Forecast wind strength Force 8 Areas expected to flood include the boat yards at Bursledon and Rope Walk, Hamble. The car park of the Rising Sun pub at Warsash will also flood.

What actually happens remains to be seen, but the maps suggest that the flooding could impact further than that which is specifically mentioned in the text of the flood alert, possibly including the St Mary’s Stadium, and possibly extending to the gas holders at Northam.

Southern Gas Networks responded to a Tweet  earlier this afternoon, saying;

We are not currently using our Southampton gas holders for storage. However, we do constantly monitor weather warnings to ensure security of supplies across our gas network.

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site. 

  9 comments for “Flood warnings for Itchen and Hamble

  1. Sam Snook
    January 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Stoneham Park Drainage.
    Its a good time for planners to walked across the park.
    I went across today-not very far -and got stuck in the
    mud. A good time for planners -to try and take a lorry
    across the park.

    Stoneham Lane flooded, the public footpath flooded.

    My thoughts are with Hamble, Botley, Boorley Green, lets
    hope the sewerage stations pumps will cope.
    Sam Snook

  2. Pete Stewart
    January 5, 2014 at 8:54 am

    EU-Britain! Over crowded and under funded.

    Please explain why we are wasting £125 Billion a year on the EU when we could be ploughing it back into our own infrastructure?

    See the roads whenever it rains – Massive puddles around every gully. See the road ditches – Blocked with earth, rubbish and weeds.

    Nowadays our roads flood even in light rain. This damages the foundations by hydraulic shock, causing cracking, water logging and more pot holes. Puddles also cause accidents. It costs ten times as much to repair roads as it does to keep them well drained. Britain is becoming a third world country.

    The flooding will get worse if we stay in the EU, not just because our drainage system will remain unmaintained and continue to deteriorate, but because our borders will stay open, more people will come here, more housing and roads will be built, so less porous land will be available for the rain.

    • January 6, 2014 at 11:52 am

      I can explain that very easily Pete.

      The EU is a grand socialist lefty/liberal project aided and abetted by the Tory-led business establishment, who regard it as an opportunity to make even more money.

      The project has got out of hand, but with all three of the main parties having a vested interest in the continuation of the EU, we’re stuck with it until UK voters decide to vote differently ..

  3. Sam
    January 5, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    The CSO at Chestnut Ave overflows into Monks Brook, foul-sewers from C/F overflowing into Fleming Park, foul sewer Magpie Ave flooding.

    Think -Peter-water won’t up hill-into Bishopstoke-it will lay where it came from the town centre, the (Itchen Valley.)

    I found a letter you wrote in the News-about Sam Snook-but he won’t use

    Warning Peter don’t paddle in the floods, you might go missing.


  4. January 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Can Eastleigh News write an article about the England cricket team? I am keen to see how Peter Stewart would contort those facts to blame the EU for losing the Ashes.

  5. Pete Stewart
    January 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Over the years I’ve learned a lot about Eastleigh’s drainage system from you Sam, because you worked on it for 25 years, but I can’t think what the heck “CSO” means!!!

  6. Sam Snook
    January 7, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    “Ray’s got it Right”

    UKIP’s trusted circle led by Nigel Farage is not UK’s withdrawal
    from the EU. They don’t have any intention of pursuing that
    dream. For them EU is their best friend and a source of
    unbelievable riches. And believe when I say each one of them
    will fight to the bitter end to stay in the EU, to keep their seat in
    the European parliament because that is their ultimate ticket to
    fleece British taxpayers.

    Nowhere else would such assortment of incompetent nobodies
    be allowed to become millionaires or almost millionaires.

    Sam Snook
    Local Campaigner

  7. Rosie
    January 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Re BU2 development application (Bridge Road/Blundell Lane Bursledon), Blundell Lane has flooded with the high tides (taxi driver rescued from his vehicle 7 Dec – vehicle abandoned until the flood waters receded, causing difficulty for “rat runners” to the motorway). Raw sewerage and loo paper has been bubbling up from Church Lane opposite Blundell Lane (and has no doubt drained into the River Hamble). BU2 fields also flooded/waterlogged over much of their area. Unsuitable for building and house insurance costs being in known flood area likely to prohibit people wanting to live there. PLUS 7 new houses off Bridge Road still haven’t sold (completed summer 2013) so there just isn’t the need for new houses in the BU2 area (or BU1 further up Bridge Road). NB Comments/objections to the BU2 application have to be in by 10 January (extended from 1 January after EBC planning system was down at least several days in December….!).

  8. Sam Snook
    January 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Sam on January 14th 2014
    I will never forget the night when Hamble was covered with untreated sewage after a high-tide. An elderly lady called me in, she was sitting in her chair with sewage around her ankles. The same happened in Botley when the pumping station broke down. At Eastleigh we have system called a CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) at Chestnut Ave. When the
    sewer gets overloaded the sewage goes into the Outfall, and into the river.

    Sam Snook.
    Local Campaigner

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