Thursday, 21 June 2007

Flooding at Boscastle - midsummer 2007

Less than 3 years after the epic flood of August 2004 Boscastle on the North Cornish coast has again been the recipient of a deluge. Reports indicate that damage now is not comparable with that earlier event but having said that there is two feet of flood water in some properties with the approach roads to Boscastle being impassable to normal traffic.

Good news is that the rivers Valency and Jordan appear to be containing their water, the flooding is due to run off from the surrounding hills and fields. But the rainstorm must be a horrible reminder of what happened before. The Environment Agency will be witnessing how things are working since they started implementing the flood scheme. No doubt today's events will be quite a news story tomorrow.

1 comment:

brian in the tamar valley said...

I watched the 10 o'clock news on BBC1 yesterday evening and there was a short item about the flooding at Boscastle. However they described Boscastle as being in DEVON!! I have to say that the media slipping up on their geography is one of those things I find really annoying. So black mark BBC1!