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Flooding in Croston area
27-Dec-2015, 09:39 AM
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Flooding in Croston area
Just watching on TV terrible devastation in Croston and area with Flooding, hope that the flooding has not affected the area more widely spread because as an ex Fireman in the area in the 60s I remember wading waist high in the bottom of Chapel brow Leyland, rescuing shop keepers and residents from shops and homes, I know that flood defences were made better in the area but just hope that they remain good, also around millstreet area and going out to Dunkirk lane and Leyland Print Works where the river runs under the Mill and comes out near the school.Confused:

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27-Dec-2015, 04:24 PM
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RE: Flooding in Croston area
Wigan area badly hit, both the river Douglas and the Leeds/Liverpool canal over flowed in various places.The river last year had at great expence improved flood defences (never to flood again) it over ran the defence system. Both the river and canal flow behind the DW stadium and both over flowed the resulting flood canceled the football game and kept ASDA and B&Q closed. A number of roads in and around the town were badly affected. My brother inlaw came to us for tea from Southport a car journey of just under one hour took him about three hours because of all the diversions he had to take.
More rain forecast for the middle of the week, but temperature higher than normal and windy.

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27-Dec-2015, 07:01 PM (This post was last modified: 27-Dec-2015 07:06 PM by noel.)
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RE: Flooding in Croston area
The Lostock overflowed in our area, some houses in Lostock View and Prospect View flooded. The the road under the railway bridge over Croston Rd near by the Anchor Inn flooded right up to Wellfield Rd, and some bright spark had tried to drive through when it was less deep and broke down half way through. Another car parked just past the bridge was virtually submerged at one point, I was told its owner had gone away for a few days. Our neighbours got stranded in Ribchester where the Ribble swamped the roads and fields. And of course the 20ft sink hole on the M62 caused by it all , a pub washed away near bury, Manchester York and Leeds centres flooded. All this at a time of government cuts and increased foreign aid. It does make you wonder the sanity of it all?
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28-Dec-2015, 01:48 PM
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RE: Flooding in Croston area
Agreed Noel, a question of priorities, do we want to look good to the rest of the world or look after our own and then see if we can afford to give aid for the sake of it. Dodgy

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28-Dec-2015, 06:15 PM (This post was last modified: 28-Dec-2015 06:16 PM by anacortesdamp.)
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RE: Flooding in Croston area
Obviously, the flooding in Lancs is a major problem but least you folks don't have the problems reported from the US South East or from Northern Australia. In Australia, they're reporting "large crocodiles in the streets". In Texas and other mid-West and Eastern states, tornadoes and floods have killed 18 people in the last 2 days.

Has central Leyland had any problems? Our hardware store on Towngate often flooded, as that side of the street was a fair bit lower than the east side (where Thornley's and the step houses were) and if the water got deeper than a few inches it would come over the crown of the road and into the shop's front doors. We had metal barriers made that were low enough for customers to step over. They kept most of the water out.

The LEP photos show that Croston is having serious problems. I understand Chorley is too, with train service to Manchester closed due to landslides.

Fortunately for us, we're just having our usual dreary winter "rain all day - accumulations of 0.5 - 1.5". There are areas of standing water in the back garden, but nothing major. The middle of our property is 17' above mean sea level, so it's very high winter tides and long-tern sea-level rise that concern us. If the mean sea-level goes up about 8', we'll have waterfront property!


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29-Dec-2015, 07:22 PM
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RE: Flooding in Croston area
No real problems in Leyland Frank. A few long puddles and certainly no large crocodiles. The next storm is called Frank due in early tomorrow morning. That bastion of knowledge and common sense, The Daily Express says it will smash into the island at over 120 mph. That was sarcasm by the way. The more conservative LEP says 70mph and rainfall in exess of 5 inches on high ground and most places getting 1.5 inches. Croston residents have been told to expect further flooding. 500 properties in croston lost power over the weekend and the sports centre has been acting as refuge for stricken families.
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