TL0649 : The Great Ouse in Flood - Boxing Day 2020

taken 7 months ago, near to Bedford, Bedfordshire, Great Britain

The Great Ouse in Flood - Boxing Day 2020
The Great Ouse in Flood - Boxing Day 2020
Looking west, upstream, from near the footbridge at the junction of Longholme Way and the Embankment. Quite a lot of people out looking, and hoping it won't go much higher.
The Great Ouse in Flood, 26 Dec. 2020

Heavy rain over much of the Midlands in the days before Christmas resulted in very high river levels and much flooding on the Great Ouse, and other rivers. On Christmas Day 2020, following several days of heavy rain, 1300 people in the Bedford area were advised to evacuate as the Great Ouse was flooding and more was expected with the arrival of Storm Bella, which brought 50mm [2in.] rain and 110kph [70 mph] winds. Emergency assistance centres were set up at the Bedford International Athletic Stadium and Bromham Village Hall. At Bromham, just upstream from Bedford, the river was reported to be flowing at its highest recorded level.These pictures were taken from or near Longholme Bridge, at the eastern end of The Embankment.

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M J Richardson   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 26 December, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 February, 2021
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Air, Sky, Weather 
Place (from Tags)
Bedford 
River (from Tags)
Great Ouse 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0632 4942 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:7.9719N 0:26.8859W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0638 4943
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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