People urged to stay away from New Brighton Promenade and Vale Park during severe weather

Wirral Globe: People urged to stay away from New Brighton Promenade and Vale Park during severe weather People urged to stay away from New Brighton Promenade and Vale Park during severe weather

MERSEYSIDE Police is warning people to stay away from New Brighton Promenade and Vale Park due the severe weather.

Wirral people are being urged that parts of the coastline are considered dangerous at this time, due to the Force 7 to 8 gales that are whipping up high tides.

The police say they will keep people updated with any further incidents or closures as the day progresses.

Louise Boswell, who has lived at The Cliff, New Brighton, for 30 years, told the Globe that the promenade was virtually impassable.

She said: “You cannot see the three dips any more – they’re just full of water. The back road is full of water.

“It’s just horrendous – it’s just as if the sea has come right up on the back road.

“The roads are blocked and traffic is stopped.

“I have lived here for 30 years and only once have I seen it like this.

“You just can’t see the Greens – it’s like they’re not even there. I can’t see the back road – it’s just water.”

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for Birkenhead Woodside and a Flood Alert for the West Wirral coast.

South Parade and Dee Lane in West Kirby and Egremont Promenade are currently all closed due to high winds and flooding.

Travel disruption has also been caused by the weather, with trains across the whole Merseyrail network facing cancellations and delays.

Mersey Ferry crossing have also been postponed until further notice.

The stormy weather is expected to continue throughout the day, with gales of 60-to-80mph.

What is the weather like where you live? Call 0151 649 4018 or email emma.rigby@nqnw.co.uk

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1:10pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Gaz-1988 says...

I just heard morrisons has flooded aswell , ive never seen it this bad before
I just heard morrisons has flooded aswell , ive never seen it this bad before Gaz-1988

1:16pm Thu 5 Dec 13

JimmyMercury says...

Pirate ship Black Pearl is washed away.
Pirate ship Black Pearl is washed away. JimmyMercury

1:40pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Gaz-1988 says...

loads of search and rescue on the front now, all streets to new brighton closed, waves battering everywhere. queens royal is surrounded in water.
loads of search and rescue on the front now, all streets to new brighton closed, waves battering everywhere. queens royal is surrounded in water. Gaz-1988

4:59pm Thu 5 Dec 13

PaulCa says...

Don't worry. The council will have sound contingency plans ready to swing into action
Don't worry. The council will have sound contingency plans ready to swing into action PaulCa

9:24pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Cloud 23 says...

PaulCa wrote:
Don't worry. The council will have sound contingency plans ready to swing into action
Massive yawn.
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: Don't worry. The council will have sound contingency plans ready to swing into action[/p][/quote]Massive yawn. Cloud 23

9:31am Fri 6 Dec 13

Moogos says...

To build a Morrissons there is sheer stupidity. The council were warned but nobody took any notice. With even a moderate blow (and this was moderate, all the wind being on the East of UK in the North Sea) with NW winds on spring tides lining up with bad weather equals this. The phenomena is seen about once every 8 years on average. This was a 5 on 10 in ferocity as I see it, wait until it is worse, people will eventually lose their lives I'm sure. Im a local fisherman, not an angler with a rod on the prom, so I know. Bad decisions again from the planning committee.
To build a Morrissons there is sheer stupidity. The council were warned but nobody took any notice. With even a moderate blow (and this was moderate, all the wind being on the East of UK in the North Sea) with NW winds on spring tides lining up with bad weather equals this. The phenomena is seen about once every 8 years on average. This was a 5 on 10 in ferocity as I see it, wait until it is worse, people will eventually lose their lives I'm sure. Im a local fisherman, not an angler with a rod on the prom, so I know. Bad decisions again from the planning committee. Moogos

1:25pm Fri 6 Dec 13

fenix uk says...

Moogos wrote:
To build a Morrissons there is sheer stupidity. The council were warned but nobody took any notice. With even a moderate blow (and this was moderate, all the wind being on the East of UK in the North Sea) with NW winds on spring tides lining up with bad weather equals this. The phenomena is seen about once every 8 years on average. This was a 5 on 10 in ferocity as I see it, wait until it is worse, people will eventually lose their lives I'm sure. Im a local fisherman, not an angler with a rod on the prom, so I know. Bad decisions again from the planning committee.
Have you seen the photos ? 5 out of 10 you say ?

The Dips flooded ? I cant remember seeing that before.
[quote][p][bold]Moogos[/bold] wrote: To build a Morrissons there is sheer stupidity. The council were warned but nobody took any notice. With even a moderate blow (and this was moderate, all the wind being on the East of UK in the North Sea) with NW winds on spring tides lining up with bad weather equals this. The phenomena is seen about once every 8 years on average. This was a 5 on 10 in ferocity as I see it, wait until it is worse, people will eventually lose their lives I'm sure. Im a local fisherman, not an angler with a rod on the prom, so I know. Bad decisions again from the planning committee.[/p][/quote]Have you seen the photos ? 5 out of 10 you say ? The Dips flooded ? I cant remember seeing that before. fenix uk

9:28pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Moogos says...

Yes Fenix Ive seen it all. You sound quite young (no disrespect) the dips fill every time when its bad. NB Bath walls were around 4ft thick and it went through that like paper. There is effectively no hope to that building structure over time. The wind wasnt that strong on the west coast. In a nutshell when a NW or W wind of storm 10 and above lines up exactly over the largest spring tides of the year at high-water will wipe that out completely. These are not 100 year events they are much more regular than that. Sometimes its OK like this time, it seemed bad water everywhere etc, but wasn't to what can happen and ultimately will at some point. The simple answer was to build a robust structural defence at the rear of Morrissons but they didn't.
Yes Fenix Ive seen it all. You sound quite young (no disrespect) the dips fill every time when its bad. NB Bath walls were around 4ft thick and it went through that like paper. There is effectively no hope to that building structure over time. The wind wasnt that strong on the west coast. In a nutshell when a NW or W wind of storm 10 and above lines up exactly over the largest spring tides of the year at high-water will wipe that out completely. These are not 100 year events they are much more regular than that. Sometimes its OK like this time, it seemed bad water everywhere etc, but wasn't to what can happen and ultimately will at some point. The simple answer was to build a robust structural defence at the rear of Morrissons but they didn't. Moogos

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