Christchurch Harbour UK Coastal Flooding
Following a long period of low pressure, the Environment Agency issued their flood risk forecast at 0955 14th February – Dorset Coastline – HIGH RISK, due to a combination of large waves, high tides and gale force on-shore winds. At 1630 it was declared a major incident
1730 Dorset County Council released a statement – Severe flood warning at Christchurch Harbour during the storm with 70-80mph winds, expected at Mudeford, Stanpit and Wick with high tide waters between 1900 hours and 0300 hours (15th February)
Around 2100 hours Christchurch Quay was wholly submerged, floodwater was flowing along a number of streets in the Town Centre backing on the QuayBournemouth RRT received a call for assistance from The DCC Civil Contingency Emergency Planning Team at 1850 hours, mobilisation commenced.