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Jan 9, 2015

15:26:41 GMT--Flash Flood - Europe - United Kingdom

EDIS Number: FF-20150108-46602-GBR

Date / time: 08/01/2015 15:24:52 [UTC]

Event: Flash Flood

Area: Europe

Country: United Kingdom

State/County: England

Location: [Isle of Wight]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Heavy rain has caused problems for drivers on the Isle of Wight today (Thursday). There have been reports of flooding on roads around the Isle of Wight, with police warning drivers to take extra care. The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for Carisbrooke and Hunnyhill on the Lukely Brook, according to the Isle of Wight Council. At noon there were flood alerts for Gurnard Luck, Eastern Yar and Monktonmead Brook. *Although some of the flooding had subsided by lunchtime, Island Line said at 2pm that no trains were running on the Isle of Wight following problems caused by heavy rain. Engineers were assessing the route. Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit urged drivers to avoid Whippingham Road junction with Alverstone Road, where deep flooding meant vehicles were having to use opposite carriageway. A vehicle was reported stuck in flood water Briddlesford Road, near the by the Isle of Wight Council Civic Amenity Site and the road was closed temporarily closed. "Be careful when driving through flood water. Raised and dislodged drain covers can not be seen and will cause damage to your vehicle," warned Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit. *Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called to pump out flooded properties in Binstead and Whitwell. Price's Garage, which is owned by Isle of Wight Councillor Matthew Price, contacted the Isle of Wight County Press this morning appealing for anyone with spare sandbags to help them. They said Island Roads had told them it did not provide sandbags to businesses and the fire service said it was not worth sending a pump, becuase the premises was next to a flooded stream. Receptionist of the Pan Lane business, Karen Lockyer said: "I Imagine the houses could flood soon, they did last winter."

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