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'No end in sight' for Gloucestershire's unsettled weather

By citizenmike  |  Posted: December 28, 2013

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Dave Throup, from the Environment Agency

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There is no end in sight to the unsettled weather that has caused flooding across Gloucestershire, an environment expert has warned.

A two-day reprieve with largely sunny spells has been offered for the weekend but more rain is on its way from Monday.

Environment experts are on high alert for what is to follow.

Dave Throup, area manager for the Environment Agency, said: "We will be watching carefully over the next week because the levels will rise again.

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"There has been a temporary lull but there is no sign of any settled weather at the moment and it is seems that it will stay that way for some time."

He added that some flood warnings for the River Severn would be removed today but others would remain in place.

More rain is forecast on Monday and throughout Tuesday, which will push up levels on the watercourses in the coming days.

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  • InsidetheEA  |  December 29 2013, 2:44PM

    Absolute none sense - the Englands EA budget and staffing level is TWICE as large as the French, German, Swedish and Danish EAs COMBINED. There is no escaping that fact. The very fact you mention the astronomical costs of the Carlisle flood defence of £25 million just goes to show how ineffective and mismanaged the Environment Agency is. The aforementioned EAs have similar if not far more duties than the Environment Agency here and manage them much more effectively and efficiently. I believe you are either employed by the EA or have a relative working there, as the fact that you overlook the facts and figures and spout absolute none sense like this is unbelievable. Whistleblower blog available at http://tinyurl.com/o6y5w5r

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  December 29 2013, 12:44PM

    InsidetheEA You sir are a fool let's talk about Carlisle flood defenses £25million thats; 30% of Germany's budget 5% of France's budget 76% of Sweden's budget 69% of Austria's budget 73% of Denmark's budget Will you please provide an ACCURATE comparison, I also note that you didn't mention the Netherlands but there the system is like it used to be here where the "Water Boards" (waterschappen) do most of the expensive work carried out by the EA in England and Wales.

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