Flood warning remains for Staines and Egham

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By mattcollison | Monday, December 31, 2012, 11:41

FLOOD warnings for Staines and Egham areas are still in place.

The Environment Agency said River Thames levels remain high, and although falling, still poses a risk to properties in low-lying areas nearby.

The Agency said levels were expected to remain high for the next few days.

The areas affected are the River Thames at Staines and Egham including Bell Weir and Penton Hook Locks, Runnymede, Hythe End, Pooley Green, Thorpe Lea and east Egham.

Lammas Park and parts of Church Street in Staines have been badly affected by flooding.

See this gallery posted by Batty1969 for more of images of the recent flooding.Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for more information.

      

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  • Profile image for S_KStaines

    Am I the only person who is perplexed by the flooding in Old Windsor, Egham and Staines?

    The rainfall was well forecast, and I've seen figures suggesting we only had 50% more rain than an average December. So why was the river kept so high in November, and couldn't there have been better planning?

    I hope we have a structured and mature debate on what's happened. My limited understanding was that after the last flooding (2000?) when there was a issue around managing the flow from the maidenhead flood relief scheme, that the dialogue was defensive due to issues of liability.

    It feels like we've scraped through this time due solely to luck not judgement.

    By S_KStaines at 21:21 on 03/01/13

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