SZ0891 : Bournemouth: an evacuation route is evacuated

taken 7 years ago, near to Bournemouth, Great Britain

Bournemouth: an evacuation route is evacuated
Bournemouth: an evacuation route is evacuated
The sign on the left marks the direction of the evacuation point in the event of an emergency situation during the Bournemouth Air Festival, a four-day free event with many fly-past displays which was meant to start this afternoon.

As it turned out, torrential rain this morning brought much flooding to Bournemouth town centre and, unsurprisingly, most of it ended up in the gardens through which the Bourne Stream trickles (in its normal state) down to the Pier Approach. The afternoon air displays were cancelled although by evening the weather had cleared and the programme did run.

Here, we look towards the cenotaph (hidden behind the centre tree) at the end of the accessible part of the path. By evening, this would have drained to a low enough level that the Gardens would not look unusual at quick glance. The paths remained closed, though, to allow the clear-up work to take place.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0846 9129 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.2705N 1:52.8912W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0801 9193
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Flooding  Stream  Gardens 

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