Severe weather warning issued for Thurrock

Southend Standard: Severe weather warning issued for Thurrock Severe weather warning issued for Thurrock

A SEVERE weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for Thurrock on Saturday.

It says  a spell of heavy rain is likely to affect South-Eastern parts of England during the first half of Saturday, clearing eastwards early in the afternoon. A further 20 to 30 mm of rain is likely in places and much of this could fall within a 6-hour period. Further heavy showers may occur later on Saturday.

The public should be aware of the risk of further localised surface water flooding and disruption to travel in the Thurrock area.

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2:53pm Fri 3 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

just Thurrock then ???
just Thurrock then ??? pembury53

3:29pm Fri 3 Jan 14

cynic all says...

Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes . cynic all

4:17pm Fri 3 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
[quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ? pembury53

4:53pm Fri 3 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

pembury53 wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?[/p][/quote]And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong. John T Pharro

4:57pm Fri 3 Jan 14

mauwoman says...

pembury53 wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
Having been down there I suspect the coast guard were more concerned about people being knocked over by the spray coming over the sea wall. It was pretty vicious
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?[/p][/quote]Having been down there I suspect the coast guard were more concerned about people being knocked over by the spray coming over the sea wall. It was pretty vicious mauwoman

5:03pm Fri 3 Jan 14

sweetpea22 says...

pembury53 wrote:
just Thurrock then ???
my thoughts exactly !!! the rest of us .....relax !!!
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: just Thurrock then ???[/p][/quote]my thoughts exactly !!! the rest of us .....relax !!! sweetpea22

5:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

mauwoman wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
Having been down there I suspect the coast guard were more concerned about people being knocked over by the spray coming over the sea wall. It was pretty vicious
yes i was down there at it's peak, and granted it was extreme by southend standards..... however this is not cornwall with thousands of miles of atlantic coming ashore..... i got soaked, big deal ! your comment about spray coming over the sea wall is factually correct, unlike the garbage in the article just posted talking of 'waves crashing into the road'
[quote][p][bold]mauwoman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?[/p][/quote]Having been down there I suspect the coast guard were more concerned about people being knocked over by the spray coming over the sea wall. It was pretty vicious[/p][/quote]yes i was down there at it's peak, and granted it was extreme by southend standards..... however this is not cornwall with thousands of miles of atlantic coming ashore..... i got soaked, big deal ! your comment about spray coming over the sea wall is factually correct, unlike the garbage in the article just posted talking of 'waves crashing into the road' pembury53

5:28pm Fri 3 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

John T Pharro wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.
no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall !
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?[/p][/quote]And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.[/p][/quote]no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall ! pembury53

5:57pm Fri 3 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

pembury53 wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.
no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall !
Obviously didn't watch the documentary over Christmas when a man was swept to death by a freak storm when the road in the village turned into river, nor the woman rescued from a tree by the RNLI in flood water. They would have have been grateful for a warning and surely rather it be as you are putting it a supposed over relation than a non warning.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?[/p][/quote]And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.[/p][/quote]no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall ![/p][/quote]Obviously didn't watch the documentary over Christmas when a man was swept to death by a freak storm when the road in the village turned into river, nor the woman rescued from a tree by the RNLI in flood water. They would have have been grateful for a warning and surely rather it be as you are putting it a supposed over relation than a non warning. John T Pharro

5:58pm Fri 3 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

John T Pharro wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.
no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall !
Obviously didn't watch the documentary over Christmas when a man was swept to death by a freak storm when the road in the village turned into river, nor the woman rescued from a tree by the RNLI in flood water. They would have have been grateful for a warning and surely rather it be as you are putting it a supposed over relation than a non warning.
Sorry should read reaction not relation.
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?[/p][/quote]And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.[/p][/quote]no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall ![/p][/quote]Obviously didn't watch the documentary over Christmas when a man was swept to death by a freak storm when the road in the village turned into river, nor the woman rescued from a tree by the RNLI in flood water. They would have have been grateful for a warning and surely rather it be as you are putting it a supposed over relation than a non warning.[/p][/quote]Sorry should read reaction not relation. John T Pharro

6:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

cynic all says...

As I said Giant dopes.
As I said Giant dopes. cynic all

6:32pm Fri 3 Jan 14

oohlook says...

I'm guessing the comment about "may have travel disruption in thurrock" is following the ridiculous situation that was created last week when the bridge was shut following 'severe weather'.
I'm guessing the comment about "may have travel disruption in thurrock" is following the ridiculous situation that was created last week when the bridge was shut following 'severe weather'. oohlook

8:00pm Fri 3 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

John T Pharro wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
John T Pharro wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
cynic all wrote:
Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it.
Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter.
So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .
they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?
And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.
no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall !
Obviously didn't watch the documentary over Christmas when a man was swept to death by a freak storm when the road in the village turned into river, nor the woman rescued from a tree by the RNLI in flood water. They would have have been grateful for a warning and surely rather it be as you are putting it a supposed over relation than a non warning.
contrary to what you may think, i have every respect for the sea and the risks it poses......... however, there is a down side to over reaction just as there is for inaction... It was a high tide and windy in southend and there was no risk to anyone standing there and getting a soaking, but when the emergency services react in this way there will people who don't take them seriously when a real danger occurs....... this is a problem generally with the 'nanny state' mentallity whereby any risk, real or percieved, is airbrushed away so that nobody can think for themselves......... some might say that is 'utopia' for today's odious politicians....
[quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T Pharro[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic all[/bold] wrote: Well well heavy rainfall in Thurrock who would have thought it. Its just rain and a bit of wind whats all the fuss about its winter. So much hype over zilch, Cant wait for the ( OOO must not venture out under any circumstances ) brigade to start Giant dopes .[/p][/quote]they love a bit of hype though........ there was some significant spray over the seawall in southend today due to a 6.3m tide and a stiff SW wind.... granted fairly extreme by southend standards, good to look at, but hardly a risk to life or limb......... but nonetheless the police felt the need to close the road, for reasons known only to them.... perhaps they were bored or the current crime wave had abated a bit, so there was nothing much else to do........ but not content with that, the coast guard also felt the need to get involved, urging pedestrians to cross to the other side of the esplanade ! perhaps they were concerned someone might get their hair wet ?[/p][/quote]And you would be the first to complain if you didn't get any warning and your home flooded or you unfortunately run into surface water driving and wrecked your car. You are the sort of person who perceives he knows best and then puts others as risk when he finds out the hard way he is wrong.[/p][/quote]no john i wouldn't complain about either of those things, although i'm not sure how a bit of surface water is going to wreck anyone's car creeping along the seafront...... the fact of the matter is that this country is gripped by some kind of obsessive hysteria and paranioa, such that nothing can be allowed to happen without hi viz jackets and blue flashing lights everywhere 'keeping everyone nice and safe' ........ for pity's sake it was a bit of spray over the sea wall ![/p][/quote]Obviously didn't watch the documentary over Christmas when a man was swept to death by a freak storm when the road in the village turned into river, nor the woman rescued from a tree by the RNLI in flood water. They would have have been grateful for a warning and surely rather it be as you are putting it a supposed over relation than a non warning.[/p][/quote]contrary to what you may think, i have every respect for the sea and the risks it poses......... however, there is a down side to over reaction just as there is for inaction... It was a high tide and windy in southend and there was no risk to anyone standing there and getting a soaking, but when the emergency services react in this way there will people who don't take them seriously when a real danger occurs....... this is a problem generally with the 'nanny state' mentallity whereby any risk, real or percieved, is airbrushed away so that nobody can think for themselves......... some might say that is 'utopia' for today's odious politicians.... pembury53

1:25am Sat 4 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Where's this global warming the loony handwringers keep promising?
Where's this global warming the loony handwringers keep promising? Kim Gandy

4:31pm Sat 4 Jan 14

John Bull 40 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Where's this global warming the loony handwringers keep promising?
It is now called "climate change." Another bandwagon for them to climb on.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Where's this global warming the loony handwringers keep promising?[/p][/quote]It is now called "climate change." Another bandwagon for them to climb on. John Bull 40

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