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Post by Paulmold Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:42 pm

I've just read that York site has been evacuated this afternoon due to flooding - it only re-opened on Saturday after closing due to flooding from recent storms. Not having much luck are they!

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Post by IanH Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:59 pm

If you go there you'll see that all the buildings are 2 or 3m above ground level just for that reason...Personally have used it a few times, never actually liked it, but it was location location location......
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Post by Paulmold Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:11 pm

IanH wrote:If you go there you'll see that all the buildings are 2 or 3m above ground level just for that reason...Personally have used it a few times, never actually liked it, but it was location location location......
Yes been a couple of times, as you say reception and toilet blocks are all on stilts, usually impossible to get a pitch but deposit scheme has opened it up- when it's not flooded.

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Post by Spendingkidsinheritance Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:30 pm

EHU bollards are over 6 ft high with sockets about 5ft above ground. Great location utilitarian site
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Post by MJF Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:32 pm

Same story at Tewkesbury.
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Post by Paulmold Mon Jan 29, 2024 10:51 pm

What happens if you've gone into the city after breakfast and they decide to evacuate before you return? Do they get several hours notice from environment agency?

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Post by The Bargee Tue Jan 30, 2024 8:51 am

Paulmold wrote:What happens if you've gone into the city after breakfast and they decide to evacuate before you return? Do they get several hours notice from environment agency?

The Ouse through York has always been a very temperamental river. It reminds me of when we took our barge to York in 1986. We had to be extremely inventive as to how we moored at Kings Staithe to avoid an impromptu docking on the car park, and we had to post an overnight watch in case the river dropped and left us stranded. 

The same risk applies to most river side sites now, e.g. Chertsey, which is even more prone to flooding since the relief channel was dug round Windsor upstream. Just watch the weather forecasts for surrounding areas upstream, and expect rising levels a day or so later. The Environment Agency river levels sites are also a valuable tool and are readily accessible to all on the net. They tell you what is happening at their monitoring stations, so just identify the monitoring station upstream and watch that.
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Post by Paulmold Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:00 am

Evacuation right now, again.

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Post by Paulmold Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:17 pm

Chertsey also evacuating today.

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Post by Peter Brown Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:29 pm

I live in York from 1975-85

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