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Essex coastline prepares for floods

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Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Photograph of the Author

Will Lodge, Senior reporter

Flood emergency services hotline: 0800 0961233

  • Key risk time is high tide at around midnight
  • Evacuation zones in parts of Jaywick and West Mersea

  • Comments


    hollowbaron 8:44pm Thu 5 Dec 13

    Some are born Knights others are not.

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    harwich is great 1:25am Fri 6 Dec 13

    Massive thanks to all of you, for the above, and to Essex Police, your updated information was fantastic, and proved a huge help to many, well done, just a shame that the news stations on tv didnt show the same concern as you both did. I emailed BBC, ITV and Sky news to complain, their coverage of Nelson Mandela took over from keeping UK citizens updated on the current flooding situation, but thankfully we had yourselves and the police.

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    bloke down the pub 1:40am Fri 6 Dec 13

    Thanks for nothing National T.V. BBC/ ITV/ SKY Would rather remember the dead than help the living N.M. was a great man but you cant bring him back, you could have helped a lot of ENGLISH people but you did nothing. Thanks

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    rousos 4:05am Fri 6 Dec 13

    TOTALLY AGREE !!!

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    All_talk_no_action 8:52am Fri 6 Dec 13

    Honestly

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    All_talk_no_action 8:57am Fri 6 Dec 13

    PANIC!

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    Snowthorne 8:52pm Fri 6 Dec 13

    Would like to thank everyone at Essex Police for their help each time i rang them for an update.
    I went from Jaywick to a friends in Clacton with my cat till Saturday pm & was very pleased with the patience & help from all i spoke to.
    Also many thanks to all the services whose combined work kept Jaywick safe!

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    tomtheDJ 5:07pm Sun 8 Dec 13

    Snowthorne wrote…


    Would like to thank everyone at Essex Police for their help each time i rang them for an update. I went from Jaywick to a friends in Clacton with my cat till Saturday pm & was very pleased with the patience & help from all i spoke to. Also many thanks to all the services whose combined work kept Jaywick safe!

    Yep, I`ll agree with that too.
    It was personal choice if you went or stayed,
    I stayed, but had a safe vehicle to evac in if needed.
    it really was a close call though, right up to the hightide, as we were outside looking over the seawall for 2 hours, with one foot staying, the other foot bags packed ready if needed.

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