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SEA WALL DAMAGED AND FLOOD ALERTS IN FORCE FOLLOWING NIGHT OF HEAVY RAIN – Island

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A night of torrential rain and gusty winds has seen trees brought down, sea defences damaged and 2 flood alerts issued for the Isle of Wight.

Heavy downpours throughout yesterday evening and overnight into this morning (Thursday) led to the flooding of the Island’s roads, with locations such as Middle Road noted as being particularly bad. The situation has eased as we approach dawn, but many roads remain waterlogged.

In Sandown, a large tree fell across the carriageway at The Broadway partially blocking the road for a time at around 03:00.

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On the north side of the Island, in Cowes, sea defences have been damaged by the strong waves – as captured by Island Echo reader Terry White on his morning dog walk.

The Environment Agency has been forced to issue an alert for the St Johns area of Ryde overnight, where the water level in the Monktonmead Brook is high and rising.

In the last 24 hours alone almost half a month’s worth of rain (45mm) has been recorded at Ryde.

The water level in the Eastern Yar also remains very high at Alverstone with a flood alert also in force for the Eastern Yar.

Flooding could be seen at Horringford, Alverstone and Langbridge and at Golf Links Road in Sandown. With this in mind, local residents are being urged to ensure that any pumps used to protect property can operate. Residents should also consider installing flood protection.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been kept busy with over 120 calls being dealt with by the control room across the region.



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2021-10-21 04:45:08

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