Floods fade away as sun comes out in south Essex

Echo: Reports of flooding as Environment Agency issue weather warning Reports of flooding as Environment Agency issue weather warning

RESIDENTS woke up to a drier morning after flooding across parts of Southend and Canvey last night.

Yesterday, the Met Office released an amber weather warning for severe rain until 9am today.

However overnight the weather eased and fire crews reported no flood related incidents.

Echo:

Thorpe Hall avenue, Thorpe Bay

Roads around Chalkwell Beach in Southend, and the area around Beveland Road on Canvey did flood.

And Western Esplanade was closed by emergency services last night.

On the Echo Facebook page, Gary Davis said: "Already been soaked through in Southend. Roads are becoming swimming pools yet again. Have they not fixed the pumps that were broken last time? One day this country may get things like this right first time"

 

 

 

 

A 'Flood Alert' has recently been issued by the @EnvAgencySE for River Roach, Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook at Southend.

— Essex Weather Centre (@EssexWeather) October 11, 2013

Ness Road leading to slip way at Shoebury Common was also flooded.

Reader Marian Livermore said : "4 p.m. -  Having heavy rainfall, just driven home.  Bottom Maplin Way, Shoebury Common Road, Ness Road/Junction Barge Pier Road, Campfield Road all badly flooded and water coming up from the drains because the tide is in.  Nothing to do with flood defences, the drains need sorting!!!"

On the Echo Facebook page Dave Johnson said: "Flooding here in Leigh Beck on Canvey."

Five inches of water have been seen bubbling over storm drains on Maurice Road, Canvey, as they struggled to cope with the downpour. Water has also entered peoples homes on the street.

Rose Kitts, of Maurice Road, Canvey, said: "My home has only just dried out from the flooding in August. I have lived here for 10 years and nothing has ever happened. Now my home is flooded for the second time in six weeks."

Meanwhile raw sewage has been seen bubbling out of centre manholes in Campfield Road, Southend.

Rochford Road near Southend Airport is also flooded, according to residents.

Email your flooding pictures to echonews@nqe.com.

 

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5:55pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Self Rightous Be Thankful says...

My sister tells me there is flooding in Maurice Road Canvey, with bubbling storm drains, water coming out of them,
My sister tells me there is flooding in Maurice Road Canvey, with bubbling storm drains, water coming out of them, Self Rightous Be Thankful
  • Score: 1

6:11pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Clifford Close says...

is it raining again?

Seems like every time there's a bit of rain these days the place floods.

How did they cope last year?
is it raining again? Seems like every time there's a bit of rain these days the place floods. How did they cope last year? Clifford Close
  • Score: 7

6:17pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Self Rightous Be Thankful says...

Must be those particles from the aircraft from Southend, making it rain so hard, controlled weather,or not ?
Must be those particles from the aircraft from Southend, making it rain so hard, controlled weather,or not ? Self Rightous Be Thankful
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Fri 11 Oct 13

John T Pharro says...

Here we go again. The sewers and surface drains in Canvey cannot cope now as been proved twice in less than 2 months, but still Castle Point Council MAINLAND Councillors pass more development on Canvey.
Now can just 1 mainland Councillor explain knowing this voted in favour of overdevelopment at Canvey Supply and Thorney Bay?
Guess what? None of them will have the guts to respond.
Here we go again. The sewers and surface drains in Canvey cannot cope now as been proved twice in less than 2 months, but still Castle Point Council MAINLAND Councillors pass more development on Canvey. Now can just 1 mainland Councillor explain knowing this voted in favour of overdevelopment at Canvey Supply and Thorney Bay? Guess what? None of them will have the guts to respond. John T Pharro
  • Score: 13

6:57pm Fri 11 Oct 13

rude boy says...

Why all of a sudden over the last few mths we have had all this we have had rain worse then this over the years. Maybe whoever is in charge of the drains etc needs 2 get there bums out of there offices and sort this problem out
Why all of a sudden over the last few mths we have had all this we have had rain worse then this over the years. Maybe whoever is in charge of the drains etc needs 2 get there bums out of there offices and sort this problem out rude boy
  • Score: 13

7:05pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

The problem is probably being made worse by drains blocked with falling leaves now. Gone are the days when the road sweepers swept up the leaves - they now only pick up the litter that takes their fancy. Streets need clearing of leaves every few days where there are trees lining them.
The problem is probably being made worse by drains blocked with falling leaves now. Gone are the days when the road sweepers swept up the leaves - they now only pick up the litter that takes their fancy. Streets need clearing of leaves every few days where there are trees lining them. Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 22

7:15pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Clifford Close says...

wrong sort of rain
wrong sort of rain Clifford Close
  • Score: 10

7:20pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

Clifford Close wrote:
wrong sort of rain
Yes! It's wet!
[quote][p][bold]Clifford Close[/bold] wrote: wrong sort of rain[/p][/quote]Yes! It's wet! Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 5

7:20pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Self Rightous Be Thankful says...

Clifford Close wrote:
wrong sort of rain
3 inches in 3 hours.....
[quote][p][bold]Clifford Close[/bold] wrote: wrong sort of rain[/p][/quote]3 inches in 3 hours..... Self Rightous Be Thankful
  • Score: 9

7:48pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Sensible Man says...

And STILL they want to build more houses.

MADNESS!!!
And STILL they want to build more houses. MADNESS!!! Sensible Man
  • Score: 10

8:04pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Pragmaticus says...

When you cover the land with concrete this is what happens. The rain has to go somewhere. Simples.
When you cover the land with concrete this is what happens. The rain has to go somewhere. Simples. Pragmaticus
  • Score: 15

8:05pm Fri 11 Oct 13

rude boy says...

Think it's like Alice said they don't clear the drains out anymore this days
Think it's like Alice said they don't clear the drains out anymore this days rude boy
  • Score: 7

9:18pm Fri 11 Oct 13

Rochford Rob says...

The airport roundabout had about 6" of water (max) on it - evidence in my opinion that the numpties responsible still haven't cleared the gullies.
The airport roundabout had about 6" of water (max) on it - evidence in my opinion that the numpties responsible still haven't cleared the gullies. Rochford Rob
  • Score: 4

9:30pm Fri 11 Oct 13

mkivdub says...

Coming up from Southend road along Wakering road on the corner with the central reservation there is at least 5" of water, since the whole area is lacking streetlights best to approach slowly... it was a bit of surprise as I went through earlier this evening
Coming up from Southend road along Wakering road on the corner with the central reservation there is at least 5" of water, since the whole area is lacking streetlights best to approach slowly... it was a bit of surprise as I went through earlier this evening mkivdub
  • Score: 8

10:11pm Fri 11 Oct 13

abd123 says...

The problem cannot be leaves because the water is coming out of drains as seen in the picture. Also 5 inches of water is not really flooding.
The problem cannot be leaves because the water is coming out of drains as seen in the picture. Also 5 inches of water is not really flooding. abd123
  • Score: 8

10:30pm Fri 11 Oct 13

SARFENDMAN says...

It's the same area that flood time after time. I bet the roundabout at Rayleigh Weir for one will be flooded because of a faulty drain system which is more than likely blocked. If it is, it takes days to clear, Does anyone out there in authority note these repetitions? Nahh!
It's the same area that flood time after time. I bet the roundabout at Rayleigh Weir for one will be flooded because of a faulty drain system which is more than likely blocked. If it is, it takes days to clear, Does anyone out there in authority note these repetitions? Nahh! SARFENDMAN
  • Score: 3

12:05am Sat 12 Oct 13

Nebs says...

The road always floods near the junction of Manchester Drive and Eastwood Boulevard, just where they are trying to get planning to build a zillion flats.
The road always floods near the junction of Manchester Drive and Eastwood Boulevard, just where they are trying to get planning to build a zillion flats. Nebs
  • Score: 4

8:28am Sat 12 Oct 13

sunnydd says...

Southend council need to employ contractors to cut verges properly & to clear debris away regularly. This would prevent drains being blocked & may decrease some of the flooding.

Crazy operating a recycle service for garden waste charging residents & then allowing workforce to leave grass cuttings & leaves on pavements/ roads to end up in storm water drains.
Southend council need to employ contractors to cut verges properly & to clear debris away regularly. This would prevent drains being blocked & may decrease some of the flooding. Crazy operating a recycle service for garden waste charging residents & then allowing workforce to leave grass cuttings & leaves on pavements/ roads to end up in storm water drains. sunnydd
  • Score: 3

8:44am Sat 12 Oct 13

_Lotus_ says...

What they need to do, but will NOT do, is STOP building more flats and other developments.

The continual paving over of every spare space means the water no longer soaks into the ground, but instead runs to the nearest drain. Those same drains were not built for such an influx and so overflow, they are not capable of taking the amount of water - that was always there in rainfall, I hasten to add - in previous years, the rain could just seep into the ground, but now, it is unable to do that because of the vast expansion of building-works going on everywhere.

This massive explosion of building homes also adds to the problem due to extra washing, flushing of toilets and any other running of taps that all these extra homes entail, the water must go somewhere, the drainage system can no longer cope - AT ALL!

Unfortunately, greed takes precedence in this country, the result is what you see now and now, it is too late.
What they need to do, but will NOT do, is STOP building more flats and other developments. The continual paving over of every spare space means the water no longer soaks into the ground, but instead runs to the nearest drain. Those same drains were not built for such an influx and so overflow, they are not capable of taking the amount of water - that was always there in rainfall, I hasten to add - in previous years, the rain could just seep into the ground, but now, it is unable to do that because of the vast expansion of building-works going on everywhere. This massive explosion of building homes also adds to the problem due to extra washing, flushing of toilets and any other running of taps that all these extra homes entail, the water must go somewhere, the drainage system can no longer cope - AT ALL! Unfortunately, greed takes precedence in this country, the result is what you see now and now, it is too late. _Lotus_
  • Score: 8

9:06am Sat 12 Oct 13

Keptquiettillnow says...

Unless my eyesight is failing, not many trees have lost any leaves so far this year.
Unless my eyesight is failing, not many trees have lost any leaves so far this year. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 5

10:03am Sat 12 Oct 13

The Macduffian says...

The little bit of rain you are having we had at the beginning of the week with 60mph winds and the sea spray coming over the seawall, no flooding at all, why, the man with his wheeled bucket is out every day on the major roads, the roads are swept weekly, and the gully/drain cleaners are out monthly, recently more drains have been added to sections of roads where water collects, the problem down there is nobody is bothered, the road cleaning is privatised, so lack of investment is the problem, same with gritters and snow clearing, potholes etc, we have a dedicated phone/ internet link, any problems we report and are fixed straight away, the water company is government owned, so with privatisation of services, you get what you pay for, and our council tax frozen for 6 years, let your local council manage it, it cannot be any worse
The little bit of rain you are having we had at the beginning of the week with 60mph winds and the sea spray coming over the seawall, no flooding at all, why, the man with his wheeled bucket is out every day on the major roads, the roads are swept weekly, and the gully/drain cleaners are out monthly, recently more drains have been added to sections of roads where water collects, the problem down there is nobody is bothered, the road cleaning is privatised, so lack of investment is the problem, same with gritters and snow clearing, potholes etc, we have a dedicated phone/ internet link, any problems we report and are fixed straight away, the water company is government owned, so with privatisation of services, you get what you pay for, and our council tax frozen for 6 years, let your local council manage it, it cannot be any worse The Macduffian
  • Score: 2

11:10am Sat 12 Oct 13

milkshake says...

SBC someone forgot to turn off the fountians
SBC someone forgot to turn off the fountians milkshake
  • Score: -2

11:38am Sat 12 Oct 13

geriatric says...

The ridiculous seawall proposal in Shoebury will not stop this. Tell Southend Council to stop this stupidity now. Councillors who want to waste our money and spoil our seafront will not be re-elected in the future.
The ridiculous seawall proposal in Shoebury will not stop this. Tell Southend Council to stop this stupidity now. Councillors who want to waste our money and spoil our seafront will not be re-elected in the future. geriatric
  • Score: -1

1:21pm Sat 12 Oct 13

abd123 says...

The sea wall at Shoebury is for tidai flooding. It has nothing to do with dealing with rainfall on land.
The sea wall at Shoebury is for tidai flooding. It has nothing to do with dealing with rainfall on land. abd123
  • Score: 3

1:37pm Sat 12 Oct 13

rhowes says...

In general, the UK flooding problems stem from the fact that our successive Tory and Labour Governments since the 2nd. world war have not strengthened the river banks adequately. We currently spend about half of what we need on this issue. Thank God we now have a coalition Government who will be pressured into investing in this essential work.
The drains and pumping systems in Southend, need a lot of work, and frankly, until the water industry is re-nationalised, these problems will persist across the entire Kingdom!
In general, the UK flooding problems stem from the fact that our successive Tory and Labour Governments since the 2nd. world war have not strengthened the river banks adequately. We currently spend about half of what we need on this issue. Thank God we now have a coalition Government who will be pressured into investing in this essential work. The drains and pumping systems in Southend, need a lot of work, and frankly, until the water industry is re-nationalised, these problems will persist across the entire Kingdom! rhowes
  • Score: -6

3:10pm Sat 12 Oct 13

Rochford Rob says...

The sun may be out but when I drove around the airport roundabout this morning - there were still huge puddles there and along Rochford Road.

So, not a case of the drains being overwhelmed but BLOCKED.

Massive fail by whoever is responsible.

Expect to hear 'they are listening' and 'lessons have been learned' ergo:

Basically, more Bullsh*t.
The sun may be out but when I drove around the airport roundabout this morning - there were still huge puddles there and along Rochford Road. So, not a case of the drains being overwhelmed but BLOCKED. Massive fail by whoever is responsible. Expect to hear 'they are listening' and 'lessons have been learned' ergo: Basically, more Bullsh*t. Rochford Rob
  • Score: 2

5:17pm Sat 12 Oct 13

Clifford Close says...

Rochford Rob wrote:
The sun may be out but when I drove around the airport roundabout this morning - there were still huge puddles there and along Rochford Road.

So, not a case of the drains being overwhelmed but BLOCKED.

Massive fail by whoever is responsible.

Expect to hear 'they are listening' and 'lessons have been learned' ergo:

Basically, more Bullsh*t.
sun may be out today but it will rain again soon enough....
[quote][p][bold]Rochford Rob[/bold] wrote: The sun may be out but when I drove around the airport roundabout this morning - there were still huge puddles there and along Rochford Road. So, not a case of the drains being overwhelmed but BLOCKED. Massive fail by whoever is responsible. Expect to hear 'they are listening' and 'lessons have been learned' ergo: Basically, more Bullsh*t.[/p][/quote]sun may be out today but it will rain again soon enough.... Clifford Close
  • Score: 2

11:39pm Sat 12 Oct 13

Letmetryagain says...

It's about time they did something with the drainage on the roundabout at the weir.
Every time we get a bit of rain, it floods the inside lane. Only to a depth of about 4 inches, but it's enough to make drivers of 4x4s swerve across to the middle lane, just in case they get their tyres wet.
It's about time they did something with the drainage on the roundabout at the weir. Every time we get a bit of rain, it floods the inside lane. Only to a depth of about 4 inches, but it's enough to make drivers of 4x4s swerve across to the middle lane, just in case they get their tyres wet. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 3

11:42am Sun 13 Oct 13

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

The sun was short lived! Chucking it down again today!
The sun was short lived! Chucking it down again today! Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 0

3:50pm Sun 13 Oct 13

Clifford Close says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
The sun was short lived! Chucking it down again today!
up periscope!
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: The sun was short lived! Chucking it down again today![/p][/quote]up periscope! Clifford Close
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Sun 13 Oct 13

John T Pharro says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
The problem is probably being made worse by drains blocked with falling leaves now. Gone are the days when the road sweepers swept up the leaves - they now only pick up the litter that takes their fancy. Streets need clearing of leaves every few days where there are trees lining them.
Add to that Essex County Council's ridiculous method of filling potholes. Chuck in a bit of Tarmac and loose chippings then don't bother to roll them in. Result chip damage to vehicles, inches of chippings finish up in the gutter then down the drains adding to the drains blocking. Last filling over a year ago there are still chippings in gutters everywhere on Canvey.
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: The problem is probably being made worse by drains blocked with falling leaves now. Gone are the days when the road sweepers swept up the leaves - they now only pick up the litter that takes their fancy. Streets need clearing of leaves every few days where there are trees lining them.[/p][/quote]Add to that Essex County Council's ridiculous method of filling potholes. Chuck in a bit of Tarmac and loose chippings then don't bother to roll them in. Result chip damage to vehicles, inches of chippings finish up in the gutter then down the drains adding to the drains blocking. Last filling over a year ago there are still chippings in gutters everywhere on Canvey. John T Pharro
  • Score: 4

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