LiveStorms batter Worcestershire for a second night

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Summary

  • Electrical storms lit up the sky last night
  • More heavy thunderstorms are on their way today
  • The Met Office has issued an Amber warning of rain
  • Extra Worcestershire highways staff on standby
  • Send your storms pic to fl@worcesternews.co.uk, tweet @worcesternews or send them to our Facebook page

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And another one...

Evesham Journal:

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Another great pic from Malvern, by Robert Aylen.

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Malvern resident Daryl Davies sent this one in from last night's storm.Caught this lastnight. Looks amazing.

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There may have been thunder and lighting, but that hasn't stopped hundreds enjoying the second day of the Upton Blues Festival. Picture by Nick Toogood.Evesham Journal:

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Ball Lightning seen from St.Johns at midnight last night. Picture by Paul Worcester.

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Powerful picture of lightning at Evesham from Jan Knurek.

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Another from Stuart Lambourne, posted onto our Facebook page.

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Amazing lighting over Worcester! Taken last night by Stuart Lambourne, posted on our Facebook page.

 

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Flooding reported on A4104 Defford between Bluebell Lane and Crown Lane.

Drivers advised to approach with care at the bottom of Bakers Hill, reports that road is 'like a river'.

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10:59am Sat 19 Jul 14

saucerer says...

Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing!
Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing! saucerer
  • Score: 7

3:25pm Sat 19 Jul 14

citykid says...

saucerer wrote:
Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing!
I agree into Upton water coming out of drain like a fountain, too much rubbish in them. I recall a statement where they said we will clear all drains!!! It seems like they only did a few then said all done as usual. This is the problem we have on the roads what causes a lot of the flooding. Don't we ALL pay Council Tax!!!
[quote][p][bold]saucerer[/bold] wrote: Do the highways department ever clear out roadside drains? Of if they do, is it once in a blue moon? There has been so much standing water and localised flooding, all because the drains are taking water away quick enough. Today's downpour had been forecast a week ago yet it seems the highways guys weren't prepared and didn't clear out problem drains. Mind you, they probably can't find them if they've tarmacced over them or they're too full of grit from ineffective surface dressing![/p][/quote]I agree into Upton water coming out of drain like a fountain, too much rubbish in them. I recall a statement where they said we will clear all drains!!! It seems like they only did a few then said all done as usual. This is the problem we have on the roads what causes a lot of the flooding. Don't we ALL pay Council Tax!!! citykid
  • Score: 4

10:08pm Sat 19 Jul 14

speak your mind says...

What a fuss about a bit of water. The ground is that dry it should have absorbed most of it. It's not flooding just a temporary puddle! It will all have gone by now.
What a fuss about a bit of water. The ground is that dry it should have absorbed most of it. It's not flooding just a temporary puddle! It will all have gone by now. speak your mind
  • Score: 2

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