Sunday 19 May 2013
Are Storms/Floods Forecast?
If you have heard that there is bad weather on the way there are a number of sources of information you can check :
1. Environment Agency Flood Warnings Note that there are three levels of flood warning used flood watch, flood warning and severe flood warning.You can see if there are any flood warnings in place at the moment. If you live in the area - why not put yourself on Flood Warnings Direct service by calling : 0845 988 1188 (they can give you advance warning by phone, text or email) or go to the website flood warnings.
These warnings have become more accurate recently as they now look at a smaller length of coast and are aware that it is the easterly winds that are damaging to the Slapton beach.
Predicting that the road will flood is not a precise art. It depends on wind speed, and direction, the tide and air pressure. You can get some more information about these from xcweather for wind direction, magicseaweed a surfers online map showing wind and swell, and for the state of the tide see easytide.
2. If the road is closed there are diversion routes running from Stokenham maked by black circles running north and diamonds running south. For map see Alternate route
- Date: Saturday 17th May 2008