Wind and floods batter the Island

By David Newble

Saturday, February 15, 2014

 

Wind and floods batter the Island

Waves battering Ventnor seafront in the storm. Picture by Isle of Wight Weather via Twitter @IOWWeather.

FIREFIGHTERS are still helping to pump out properties in Cowes High Street this morning (Saturday), after high speed winds and floods battered the Isle of Wight.

Around 250 metres of the town's High Street was flooded in foot deep water during the tidal surge late last night as towns along the coast were hit by the latest winter storm.

Flooding

Flooding in Cowes High Street. Picture by Beresford Barbers via Twitter @Beresfordscowes

Flooding

Flooding on Cowes Parade. Picture by Nigel Grant-Richardson via Twitter.

It was an extremely busy night for emergency crews with floods reported in Yarmouth, Gurnard, East Cowes and Newport.

In Marsh Road, Gurnard, residents were evacuated as the floodwaters rose. In Yarmouth, firefighters helped to deploy sandbags in a bid to protect properties from the floods and in Avenue Road, Freshwater, they were called to assist as a live power cable was blown down in the high-speed winds.

Emergency crews were also deployed to Ferry Road, East Cowes and to Whitcombe Road, Newport where a large tree fell on a property.

Firefighters were also called to help in Bridge Road, Yarmouth, where they helped to pump out homes. 

Flooding

Tree blocking the road near House of Chilli at Apse Heath. Picture by @IOWPolRoads via Twitter

Storm

Stormy seas at Ventnor. Picture by @IOWWeather via Twitter

Storm

Stormy seas at Ventnor. Picture by @IOWWeather via Twitter

Flooding

Flooding in Cowes High Street. Picture by @DaveInCowes via Twitter

 

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