LiveGwent escapes serious flooding from latest high tide

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  • Gwent escapes serious flooding from latest high tide
  • Lesser flood alert for coastal Gwent

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A statement from Newport council released in the last few minutes advises residents from Lighthouse Park and Crindau who were evacuated that they can now return home, and there is no risk of further warnings to evacuate in the immediate few days.

Council staff will arrange for residents to return to their properties.

The council’s Street Scene team will continue to deal with the surface water as a result of the heavy rain.

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Natural Resources Wales is continuing to advise people to avoid going close to sea fronts as conditions continue to be dangerous, especially as they could be damaged by the recent storm.

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Although the situation has eased, teams are continuing to monitor closely as more high winds are forecast for Monday. 

However, the risk of flooding is not likely to be as severe as it was on Friday.

There is also heavy rain forecast for Sunday into Monday which will make driving conditions dangerous on the roads, but the risk of flooding to homes is low.

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is expecting to remove all flood warnings for coastal areas by lunchtime today, following the worst storm to have affected the south and west Wales coastline in 15 years.

"Emergency response workers for the agency will now focus on checking important defences and repairing any damage caused by the storm and assisting partners to help communities recover," said the NRW in a statement.

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National Resources Wales confirmed Flood Warnings on Welsh coast to be removed as situation improves http://t.co/IhKyf0Utkh

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County says

The sea and river defences did their job.

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The A466 at Tintern has re-opened at the Trelleck Road junction, because of flooding earlier.

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Another cracker from Ieuan Berry:

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Today's Newport County game against Northampton Town at Rodney Parade is on.

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Trains are now running as normal between Cardiff Central and Newport following flooding between these stations.

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Another Environment Agency map showing flood risk around Newport:

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More here

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If you're driving in a flood risk area, this infographic from the Environment Agency is worth a look:

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Natural Resources Wales say the 'Severe Flood Warning' for the River Usk remains in place. It says:

"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.17 metres at 8:30 PM today.

"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 7.62 metres at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning.

"The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 8.00 metres at 8:15 AM this morning. The Severe Flood Warning is still in force for the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road."

Map showing at risk areas of Gwent:

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Forecast for Newport - as you can see the wind is pretty strong out there:

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Trains between Cardiff Central and Newport are still badly disrupted due to flooding.

A train shuttle service is operating between Cardiff Central and Newport, departing Cardiff at 55 minutes past each hour and departing Newport on the hour.

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Advice from the AA on driving through floods and standing water:

Only drive through water if you know that it's not too deep. Drive slowly and steadily to avoid creating a bow wave. Allow oncoming traffic to pass first and test your brakes as soon as you can after leaving the water.

Don't try driving through fast-moving water, such as at a flooded bridge approach – your car could easily be swept away.

Watch out for standing water, trying to avoid it if you can, and adjust your speed to the conditions.

More here:

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The 'Blotter' machine which takes water a rain-sodden pitch, ready for action at Rodney Parade. Pic Jon Bevan:

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We've generated a map of flooding pictures sent in from across Gwent here.

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Natural Resources Wales say the 'Severe Flood Warning' for the River Usk remains in place. It says:

"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.17 metres at 8:30 PM today.

"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 7.62 metres at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning.

"The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 8.00 metres at 8:15 AM this morning. The Severe Flood Warning is still in force for the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road."

Map showing at risk areas of Gwent:

South Wales Argus:

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Adam Jones sent in this shot taken at 8.23am looking from the St Julians Pub on Caerleon Road towards Caerleon Bridge just as the banks burst flooding the surrounding area.

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Flooding at Caerleon earlier this morning:

Crindau business escapes flood:

 

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THE sea wall at St Brides was threatened by high tide and storms this morning.

Floods hit Newport:

 

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Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale are suspended due to flooding and a 'very limited' bus service is available.

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Helyn Harris sent in this pic of flooding near Caerleon:

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Flooding in Newport this morning:

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The University of South Wales has advised students to take care when travelling to the University’s Caerleon Campus.

The said the Caerleon Campus remains open today and is intended to open on Monday 6 January. The University will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend.

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Two views of flooding in Caerleon today from reader Christine Palmer:

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The sports pavilion at Tintern this morning:

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Fire crews from Chepstow are currently pumping flood water from a property in Tintern.

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Newport Councillor Paul Cockeram for the Shaftesbury ward said that many Crindau residents had the option to be evacuated to hotels along with their pets, across Newport last night.
“Last night I was out at 6.30pm letting people know about the flooding, as some people didn’t have the warning,” he said.
“I was down there until about 11.30/12pm at the Newport Centre where residents were able to have bacon rolls before being taken to hotels overnight.
“It is a credit to the council how well it was organised.
“I went back down there this morning and the river had come right up but we were lucky that we didn’t have the wind and rain this morning.”
Cllr Cockeram said that there had been discussions last month about a £10 million scheme for the Crindau area to manage flooding which include building a high wall and bunds to protect surrounding buildings.

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Mr Saunders of Tintern who lives on the main road is cleaning up eight inches of water that flooded his home

He says water was coming through the back wall & down step into home but not much damage.

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Talking to Pill resident Mike Holland on the bank of the Usk this morning:

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Road through Tintern is now open. The owner of the Rose & Crown at Tintern, Jason Morgan said it was the highest water level he's seen in 15 years. He put sandbags out this morning but not water damage minimal.

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A close shave for the gondola on the Transporter Bridge in Newport from Aaron Healey:

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Traffic camera on the A40 at Monmouth showing the swollen River Wye:

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Hilary Semmens is stuck on a train between Cardiff and Newport:

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Scene at Crindau this morning:

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Flooding on B4236 Caerleon Road between Lamb Lane and Malthouse Road. Some bus routes are unable to serve Llanfrechfa due to the rising water levels.

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BUS UPDATES:

Newport Bus has said that they will accept train tickets for services in both directions between Newport and Cardiff in their X30 and 30 bus services until 1.30pm.

The 27, 28, and 28B Caerleon services have also been redirected due to flooding on Caerleon road and will now go via Llanfrechfa.

Newport Bus has said that there are the following disruptions to their services.
The Caerlon services  29 and 29B service to Newport City Centre and Cwmbran via Caerleon will now go via Heidenheim Drive after the Caerleon Road motorway roundabout has been flooded.
 

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Not all bad news from Caerleon:

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Flooding around the Abbey Mill at Tintern - Pic by Kath Skellon

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Caerleon Road on the banks of the Usk in Caerleon is closed due to flooding.

Val Blong, landlady at the Ship Inn, Caerleon, said: “My pub’s ok so far. They’ve closed the road off into Newport because the river has flooded into the fields and is now over flowing into the road.

“The river banks here were built up a couple of years back, so hopefully, I’ll be ok.”

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THE B4236 Caerleon Road in Torfaen is closed due to flooding. The road is closed in both directions in Llanfrechfa between the Lamb Lane junction and the Malthouse Road junction.

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The A4042 at Llanellen remains closed this morning because of flooding

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Due to signalling problems caused by flooding, the line between Cardiff Central and Newport is currently blocked. A limited bus service in operation.

signalling problems caused by flooding between Cardiff Central and Newport South Wales all lines are currently blocked #UKStorm

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Argus reporter Emma Mackintosh got this shot of flooding in Caerleon this morning:

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Flooding seems to be worse in Caerleon this morning than around the riverfront in Newport:

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High water outside the Riverfront in Newport this morning:

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Crowds of people on banks of Usk in Newport watching incredible scene of high water.

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The Coastguard have said that teams are out on stand by in Gwent.

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Today's weather forecast for Newport:

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Here's a roundup of last night's big stories:

Evacuation of Crindau begins
10:52pm Thursday 2nd January 2014
PEOPLE living in Crindau are now being evacuated.

As most residents of Lighthouse Park evacuate, some vow to stay
9:55pm Thursday 2nd January 2014
The Argus visited the Lighthouse Park estate shortly after the evacuation began tonight.

New flood warnings issued for Gwent
7:31pm Thursday 2nd January 2014
THE Environment Agency has issued new flood warnings for areas across Gwent, including the Wentlooge Levels in Newport, the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road and the Caldicot Levels.

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The Environment Agency say high tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.1 metres at 8.15am this morning morning which includes a tidal surge of one metre. Yesterday morning's high tide at Newport reached 7.3 metres at 7:30am.

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Let us know how the flooding is affecting you this morning - use #gwentfloodwatch, leave a comment or e-mail newsdesk@southwalesargus.co.uk

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The A466 in Tintern will be closed from around 8.40am and 9.45am today as high tide for the River Wye is expected around this time.

The road will be closed for around 20 minutes before and 20 minutes after the tide reaching its peak tomorrow.

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Areas shaded have severe flood risk (Environment Agency):

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Reader Alex King reports that has been put on high alert and to be prepared for evacuation. They had the phone call at 9pm.

Goodrich Crescent, Malpas:

 

 

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There is a Severe Flood Warning for the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road Area

The Envionment Agency will give updates after tomorrow morning’s high tide or if the situation changes. High tide at Newport is expected to reach 7.2 metres at 8:00 PM this evening. High tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.1 metres at 8:15 AM tomorrow morning which includes a tidal surge of 1 metre. The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 7.3 metres at 7:30 AM this morning.

Floodline information: 0845 988 1188

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Reader Sarah Biggs posted this pic of the Usk in Newport at 7.45pm:

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Dave Yates posted this pic of the high water on the River Usk this evening in Newport:

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Area being evacuated in Crindau, Newport:

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Reports are coming in of evacuation of residents in Crindau:

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12:14am Fri 3 Jan 14

Lord coed melyn says...

Barrage is a flood defence at high tide and the water behind can go into dock at baileys with a bit of work and the will and some water management.
a lot of the city is at low. Be properd is best let the water out of dock at low tide and flush the dock?
Barrage is a flood defence at high tide and the water behind can go into dock at baileys with a bit of work and the will and some water management. a lot of the city is at low. Be properd is best let the water out of dock at low tide and flush the dock? Lord coed melyn
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12:16am Fri 3 Jan 14

leahhh1991 says...

Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do?
Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do? leahhh1991
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12:45am Fri 3 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

-lets all just take a second to hope that all trains through newport are cancelled and i dont have to go to work in the morning-
-lets all just take a second to hope that all trains through newport are cancelled and i dont have to go to work in the morning- whatintheworld
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12:46am Fri 3 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

...oh yea and that everyone is safe and stuff
...oh yea and that everyone is safe and stuff whatintheworld
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1:00am Fri 3 Jan 14

johnnytourettes says...

Can the times when these pictures were taken be more accurate than that the Usk has burst now rather than when it was at high tide earlier causing unnecessary worry.
Can the times when these pictures were taken be more accurate than that the Usk has burst now rather than when it was at high tide earlier causing unnecessary worry. johnnytourettes
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1:15am Fri 3 Jan 14

stjulians says...

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2:05am Fri 3 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"@Sdwilliams72 @ArgusKevinWard it's been like a channel 5 afternoon disaster movie down my street! Women and children being evacuated"

Hmmm...Why aren't men being evacuated as well? Is it because they are secretly amphibians?:)
"@Sdwilliams72 @ArgusKevinWard it's been like a channel 5 afternoon disaster movie down my street! Women and children being evacuated" Hmmm...Why aren't men being evacuated as well? Is it because they are secretly amphibians?:) Katie Re-Registered
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3:56am Fri 3 Jan 14

stjulians says...

The one thing I don't like about the Argus updates is when it's 'Live' and "Breaking News', it's goes on forever. I know it's not the BBC, or anyone else that has journalists on tap but the last update was 4 hours ago. With a title of "Evacuations start...." you might hope that within 4 hours of the last update there is another of how it's going, if it's happening, or what else is going on........... it's hardly live no more.
The one thing I don't like about the Argus updates is when it's 'Live' and "Breaking News', it's goes on forever. I know it's not the BBC, or anyone else that has journalists on tap but the last update was 4 hours ago. With a title of "Evacuations start...." you might hope that within 4 hours of the last update there is another of how it's going, if it's happening, or what else is going on........... it's hardly live no more. stjulians
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7:55am Fri 3 Jan 14

moogieenglish@hotmail.co.uk says...

your updates are bit slow considering this is live
your updates are bit slow considering this is live moogieenglish@hotmail.co.uk
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8:29am Fri 3 Jan 14

peterdimery says...

Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road.
Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road. peterdimery
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8:32am Fri 3 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

leahhh1991 wrote:
Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do?
Too late for this occasion but you could register with the British Red Cross as a volunteer. They tend to help out in civil emergencies with welfare issues.
[quote][p][bold]leahhh1991[/bold] wrote: Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do?[/p][/quote]Too late for this occasion but you could register with the British Red Cross as a volunteer. They tend to help out in civil emergencies with welfare issues. bluebanana
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9:24am Fri 3 Jan 14

aquasac says...

#beprepared for #flooding next time a box of 50 #aquasac will easily go in the boot of a car we hold large emergency stores
#beprepared for #flooding next time a box of 50 #aquasac will easily go in the boot of a car we hold large emergency stores aquasac
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11:31am Fri 3 Jan 14

juicy.lucy says...

how the hell can caerleon road motorway roundabout be flooded????!!! Its above the motorway, SOUTH WALES ARGUS you really need to improve with your reporters and their reporting!!!! If this was the case the M4 would be closed too and brynglas tunnels flooded lol
how the hell can caerleon road motorway roundabout be flooded????!!! Its above the motorway, SOUTH WALES ARGUS you really need to improve with your reporters and their reporting!!!! If this was the case the M4 would be closed too and brynglas tunnels flooded lol juicy.lucy
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12:11pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)!
One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)! Katie Re-Registered
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12:58pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Thanks juicy.luicy
I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide.
Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road.
Thanks juicy.luicy I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide. Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road. Kevin Ward - Editor
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1:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Hi Katie
We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
It is a great way of communicating.
However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others.
Thanks
Hi Katie We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds. It is a great way of communicating. However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others. Thanks Kevin Ward - Editor
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1:27pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Jonnytrouble says...

peterdimery wrote:
Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road.
I believe it was that nice Tory man William Hague who managed to stop it at that time on a visit to Newport ( did he listen to the fishermen who were opposed to it ? )
Maybe the MP's,AM's Councillor's could NOW get here heads out of the clouds and try and get it going again ( esp Dame Butler who lives in Caerleon she must be cut off ? )
Just think, NO more muddy banks to see with rubbish and with a New development in the City im sure it would help to put us back on the map ?
[quote][p][bold]peterdimery[/bold] wrote: Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road.[/p][/quote]I believe it was that nice Tory man William Hague who managed to stop it at that time on a visit to Newport ( did he listen to the fishermen who were opposed to it ? ) Maybe the MP's,AM's Councillor's could NOW get here heads out of the clouds and try and get it going again ( esp Dame Butler who lives in Caerleon she must be cut off ? ) Just think, NO more muddy banks to see with rubbish and with a New development in the City im sure it would help to put us back on the map ? Jonnytrouble
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2:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Flash heart says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)!
Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten!
Do you have to be so pleonastic?
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)![/p][/quote]Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten! Do you have to be so pleonastic? Flash heart
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2:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

Flash heart wrote:
Katie Re-Registered wrote:
One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)!
Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten!
Do you have to be so pleonastic?
katie lives inside an a-level politics textbook.

it can be refreshing, a lot of the time it comes across as a bit holier-than-thou
[quote][p][bold]Flash heart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)![/p][/quote]Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten! Do you have to be so pleonastic?[/p][/quote]katie lives inside an a-level politics textbook. it can be refreshing, a lot of the time it comes across as a bit holier-than-thou whatintheworld
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2:37pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Manley says...

Latest from Natural Resources Wales is for a higher tide this evening than this morning, but flood warning appears to have been downgraded.

NRW:"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.17 metres at 8:30 PM today ... The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 8.00 metres at 8:15 AM this morning. The Severe Flood Warning is still in force for the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road"
Latest from Natural Resources Wales is for a higher tide this evening than this morning, but flood warning appears to have been downgraded. NRW:"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.17 metres at 8:30 PM today ... The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 8.00 metres at 8:15 AM this morning. The Severe Flood Warning is still in force for the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road" Manley
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9:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

juicy.lucy says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Thanks juicy.luicy
I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide.
Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road.
so it was localised flooding caused by drains not the river, maybe this needs to be put in your statement not half a story and making people think that the M4 is flooded when it is certainly not
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Thanks juicy.luicy I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide. Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road.[/p][/quote]so it was localised flooding caused by drains not the river, maybe this needs to be put in your statement not half a story and making people think that the M4 is flooded when it is certainly not juicy.lucy
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11:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Thanks juicy.lucy
To clarify, the statement you are complaining about came from Newport Bus not the Argus. It is from their Twitter feed explaining changes to routes and is entirely accurate.
There is nothing in the statement to suggest the M4 was flooded at any point.
Thanks juicy.lucy To clarify, the statement you are complaining about came from Newport Bus not the Argus. It is from their Twitter feed explaining changes to routes and is entirely accurate. There is nothing in the statement to suggest the M4 was flooded at any point. Kevin Ward - Editor
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11:17am Sat 4 Jan 14

County says...

The sea and river defences did their job.
The sea and river defences did their job. County
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2:13am Mon 6 Jan 14

maz1maz says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Hi Katie
We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
It is a great way of communicating.
However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others.
Thanks
Well said Kevin, to many people hide behind the net! My names John Maruszak by the way! i've lived in York for 28 years but my mother still lives in the new - well newish Treberth bungalows. To many people hide behind pseudonym's - if half of them understand what that means, I'd be quite surprised, but I won't hold my breath!
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Hi Katie We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds. It is a great way of communicating. However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others. Thanks[/p][/quote]Well said Kevin, to many people hide behind the net! My names John Maruszak by the way! i've lived in York for 28 years but my mother still lives in the new - well newish Treberth bungalows. To many people hide behind pseudonym's - if half of them understand what that means, I'd be quite surprised, but I won't hold my breath! maz1maz
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9:37am Mon 6 Jan 14

Port0214 says...

The British obsession with the weather, sometimes it rains sometimes the wind blows. It used to be called winter not a serious threat to life.
The British obsession with the weather, sometimes it rains sometimes the wind blows. It used to be called winter not a serious threat to life. Port0214
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