The Tide Surge of 5 December 2013

A narrow squeak

John Collins

Lower Wivenhoe  was saved from flooding by good luck and the Barrier.  The highest moment of the surge and the peak of the spring tide were luckily about half an hour apart.  If they had occurred simultaneously, the sea defences might have been over –topped.

This page was added on 10/04/2015.

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  • Wivenhoe Town Council were at the ready that night with emergency blankets, hot drinks and torches etc. several Cllrs and our two groundsmen kept watch down on the riverbank until the early hours of the morning. The William Loveless Hall was kept warm in case it was needed and sandbags were made up for residents to collect.

    By Antoinette Stinson (11/06/2015)

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