Sea over Chiswell as sirens warn of 'extreme risk' to Portland community

Dorset Echo: NO ENTRY: Portland Beach Road is closed last night NO ENTRY: Portland Beach Road is closed last night

RESIDENTS on Portland were told to prepare for the worst last night as ferocious waves threatened to swamp the Chiswell community.

The sound of high-pitched flood warning sirens echoed around Victoria Square as authorities warned of the approaching sea soon after high tide around 10.30pm.

Coastguards described sea conditions as ‘horrendous’ with reports of towering 15ft waves. The sirens sound if the sea breaches Chesil Beach and there is ‘severe flooding with extreme risk to people and property.’ Amazingly, police had to apprehend a man who ran onto the beach at Chesil Cove, risking his life.

Residents still in their homes were told to move to upper floors and not to come down again until told it was safe to do so. Portland Beach Road was also closed as water came over and swamped the carriageway.

Islanders trapped in Weymouth were able to go to a rest centre set up at The Wey Valley School.

Plans were in place to evacuate emergency health cases from Portland by air using coastguard and police helicopters.

Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers and Environment Agency staff during the evening as it was one of two areas issued with the a severe flood warning – the highest state of alert meaning there is a risk to life.

The other high risk area was Preston Beach Road in Weymouth which was closed all night as a precaution.

At Portland, authorities advised people to be prepared for flooding and to leave their homes if they wished, advising them to stay with relatives or friends on higher ground or making their way to a dedicated rest centre set up at Portland Heights Hotel. Most chose to stay at home and were given sandbags and information leaflets.

Residents Edwin and Janet Timbrell said they had turned off their electricity, gas and water and removed what they could out of the way of any potential flooding.

Mr Timbrell said: “I asked them how much time we would have after the siren sounded. They said it would only sound if the water was coming over so we acted accordingly.”

Neighbour Alistair Green said that the emergency services had done a ‘great job’.

Ken Tucker and Phillip Traves, both from Portland who had gone to look at the waves, said they were concerned for the residents threatened with flooding.

As high tide was striking, Portland Coastguard launched a search after an object believed to be a liferaft was spotted in the sea by a member of the public on shore. It was confirmed by the crew of the coastguard helicopter as an upturned liferaft but no-one was found in distress. Investigations are ongoing.

A spokesman for Portland Coastguard added last night: “Severe flood warnings are in place for Chiswell, Portland, and Preston Beach Road. The sea state is severe enough on Portland that the criteria has been met and warning sirens were sounded at 10.30pm. Residents have either evacuated or taken to upper floors facing away from the sea.

The Preston Beach Road is closed with waves overtopping. All services are working together to ensure safety of life and are monitoring the situation.”

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8:48am Tue 7 Jan 14

chisweller says...

So far the sea defences seem to be doing a fantastic job, and all thanks must go to the police and council workers for their hard work. Fingers crossed for later this morning. Very scary watching the number of people who headed off up the lane to watch the beach even when he sirens were sounding ,please stay safely away.
So far the sea defences seem to be doing a fantastic job, and all thanks must go to the police and council workers for their hard work. Fingers crossed for later this morning. Very scary watching the number of people who headed off up the lane to watch the beach even when he sirens were sounding ,please stay safely away. chisweller

9:45am Tue 7 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

So they close all these roads off, cut off an island, did it actually flood the roads?

I can understand evacuating houses and switching off stuff etc as that takes time, but shutting the road off when no breech has taken place seems overkill as it is something that can be done instantly if a breech is seen and any remaining cars would easily have time to clear. It is not a Tsunami....
So they close all these roads off, cut off an island, did it actually flood the roads? I can understand evacuating houses and switching off stuff etc as that takes time, but shutting the road off when no breech has taken place seems overkill as it is something that can be done instantly if a breech is seen and any remaining cars would easily have time to clear. It is not a Tsunami.... David_divenghy2

10:48am Tue 7 Jan 14

scubadude says...

Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it. scubadude

11:39am Tue 7 Jan 14

Rocksalt says...

scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this.

It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.
[quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this. It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities. Rocksalt

11:55am Tue 7 Jan 14

Weston7 says...

Chiswell has not seriously flooded since 1989. Why does the Environment Agency still regard every big storm here as one of the worst a threats to life in the SW? There was no flooding in Chiswell, the sea defences were NOT breeched. Hardly any residents chose to evacuate. Older Portlanders have seen many seas like this. the sea wall and flood defences are giving fantastic protection. Panic over.
Chiswell has not seriously flooded since 1989. Why does the Environment Agency still regard every big storm here as one of the worst a threats to life in the SW? There was no flooding in Chiswell, the sea defences were NOT breeched. Hardly any residents chose to evacuate. Older Portlanders have seen many seas like this. the sea wall and flood defences are giving fantastic protection. Panic over. Weston7

12:49pm Tue 7 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Rocksalt wrote:
scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this.

It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.
Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers "

They obviously had plenty to go round then.
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this. It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.[/p][/quote]Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers " They obviously had plenty to go round then. David_divenghy2

1:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

rjimmer says...

I've just seen a 'local' interviewed on the BBC news channel. They said 'nobody could remember anything like it. Why don't they seek the thoughts of 'real' locals? Just like the Council officers! No-one with local experience is ever consulted.
I've just seen a 'local' interviewed on the BBC news channel. They said 'nobody could remember anything like it. Why don't they seek the thoughts of 'real' locals? Just like the Council officers! No-one with local experience is ever consulted. rjimmer

2:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Laadeeda says...

Not exactly the floods or storms of the 60's/70's before the sea defences were put in place.

Nice of the police to think of the industrial sites on Mere who had staff working - we received no notice. In fact if it hadn't been for the Rescue helicopter hovering off the beach I wouldn't have been aware anything was occurring. It was just another very windy night on Portland.

That said, nice to see a plan actually exists to re-home people affected by a storm.
Not exactly the floods or storms of the 60's/70's before the sea defences were put in place. Nice of the police to think of the industrial sites on Mere who had staff working - we received no notice. In fact if it hadn't been for the Rescue helicopter hovering off the beach I wouldn't have been aware anything was occurring. It was just another very windy night on Portland. That said, nice to see a plan actually exists to re-home people affected by a storm. Laadeeda

2:49pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Exiled_Abbasite says...

When I was a kid, the top of the Echo was green. Sadly, now, it might as well be red.

'Prepare for the worst', 'ferocious waves threatened', 'swamp', ‘horrendous’...

It really is like something written in The Sun. When did local papers begin to go this way?

Truly embarrassing.
When I was a kid, the top of the Echo was green. Sadly, now, it might as well be red. 'Prepare for the worst', 'ferocious waves threatened', 'swamp', ‘horrendous’... It really is like something written in The Sun. When did local papers begin to go this way? Truly embarrassing. Exiled_Abbasite

4:32pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Equilibrium says...

Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know....
Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know.... Equilibrium

6:07pm Tue 7 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Equilibrium wrote:
Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know....
Echo hasn't mentioned it, the only report is of both roads being closed because of "warnings" not actual flooding? Where did the "rocks" come from, i see only pebbles on both beaches?.
[quote][p][bold]Equilibrium[/bold] wrote: Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know....[/p][/quote]Echo hasn't mentioned it, the only report is of both roads being closed because of "warnings" not actual flooding? Where did the "rocks" come from, i see only pebbles on both beaches?. David_divenghy2

6:41pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Weston7 says...

"Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.
"Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all. Weston7

7:10pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Green.S says...

Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.
Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide. Green.S

7:23pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Green.S says...

Green.S wrote:
Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.
And by flood i mean really flood
[quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.[/p][/quote]And by flood i mean really flood Green.S

7:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Green.S wrote:
Green.S wrote:
Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.
And by flood i mean really flood
I remember seeing cars stacked 2-3 high between properties and the road being ripped up. Headlines back then didn't need hyperbole to fill space, neither did the civil servant need it for their jobs to exist.
[quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.[/p][/quote]And by flood i mean really flood[/p][/quote]I remember seeing cars stacked 2-3 high between properties and the road being ripped up. Headlines back then didn't need hyperbole to fill space, neither did the civil servant need it for their jobs to exist. David_divenghy2

7:43pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Green.S says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
Green.S wrote:
Green.S wrote:
Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.
And by flood i mean really flood
I remember seeing cars stacked 2-3 high between properties and the road being ripped up. Headlines back then didn't need hyperbole to fill space, neither did the civil servant need it for their jobs to exist.
Totally agree
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.[/p][/quote]And by flood i mean really flood[/p][/quote]I remember seeing cars stacked 2-3 high between properties and the road being ripped up. Headlines back then didn't need hyperbole to fill space, neither did the civil servant need it for their jobs to exist.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Green.S

8:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

MrsSmart says...

Green.S wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
Green.S wrote:
Green.S wrote:
Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.
And by flood i mean really flood
I remember seeing cars stacked 2-3 high between properties and the road being ripped up. Headlines back then didn't need hyperbole to fill space, neither did the civil servant need it for their jobs to exist.
Totally agree
What a lovely word - HYPERBOLE!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green.S[/bold] wrote: Well its good to see that the sea defences are actually working. Before the defences were built Chiswell used to flood almost every spring tide.[/p][/quote]And by flood i mean really flood[/p][/quote]I remember seeing cars stacked 2-3 high between properties and the road being ripped up. Headlines back then didn't need hyperbole to fill space, neither did the civil servant need it for their jobs to exist.[/p][/quote]Totally agree[/p][/quote]What a lovely word - HYPERBOLE!!!! MrsSmart

9:30pm Tue 7 Jan 14

rjimmer says...

Years ago, any water that came over or through the beach ran straight into the harbour, but someone had the bright idea to fill in that part of the harbour, so now the water hangs about and residents suffer.
Years ago, any water that came over or through the beach ran straight into the harbour, but someone had the bright idea to fill in that part of the harbour, so now the water hangs about and residents suffer. rjimmer

9:38pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Green.S says...

well that be 200 years ago then.Or better yet when the village of chiswell was first constructed no because even before that the area would flood.Building on the causeway hasn't caused this either the abnormally high tides combined with strong winds caused this.
well that be 200 years ago then.Or better yet when the village of chiswell was first constructed no because even before that the area would flood.Building on the causeway hasn't caused this either the abnormally high tides combined with strong winds caused this. Green.S

10:55pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Rocksalt says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this.

It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.
Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers "

They obviously had plenty to go round then.
Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this. It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.[/p][/quote]Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers " They obviously had plenty to go round then.[/p][/quote]Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what. Rocksalt

10:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Rocksalt says...

Weston7 wrote:
"Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.
Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'.
[quote][p][bold]Weston7[/bold] wrote: "Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.[/p][/quote]Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'. Rocksalt

11:13pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Rocksalt says...

Yes, of course there has been press hyperbole. And, yes, the risk to life warmings seem a bit over the top. But set that aside and what we seem to gave is the EA and Police working well together to help those people in Chiswell who were threatened. And who from what I can tell were very grateful for the help, in stark contrast to what we have heard people say in other parts of the country.

And to be honest, I am not interested in your war stories about how it was all so much worse in 1979 or whatever. We can all play that game. The floods in 1979 weren't that big a deal compared to those before or since in other parts of the country. Fact is some of our neighbours were under a degree of threat and got some support. Isn't that relatively good news?
Yes, of course there has been press hyperbole. And, yes, the risk to life warmings seem a bit over the top. But set that aside and what we seem to gave is the EA and Police working well together to help those people in Chiswell who were threatened. And who from what I can tell were very grateful for the help, in stark contrast to what we have heard people say in other parts of the country. And to be honest, I am not interested in your war stories about how it was all so much worse in 1979 or whatever. We can all play that game. The floods in 1979 weren't that big a deal compared to those before or since in other parts of the country. Fact is some of our neighbours were under a degree of threat and got some support. Isn't that relatively good news? Rocksalt

11:19pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Equilibrium says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
Equilibrium wrote:
Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know....
Echo hasn't mentioned it, the only report is of both roads being closed because of "warnings" not actual flooding? Where did the "rocks" come from, i see only pebbles on both beaches?.
Well if the echo did not mention it, it can't be true then. Can it? It was a foot high and fast running. Ask the environment agency, dont rely on the echo for fact. As for your pebbles comment, quite true. But I would not want a foot of flowing water ladled with fist sized pebbles smashing my car during that period of high tide.
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Equilibrium[/bold] wrote: Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know....[/p][/quote]Echo hasn't mentioned it, the only report is of both roads being closed because of "warnings" not actual flooding? Where did the "rocks" come from, i see only pebbles on both beaches?.[/p][/quote]Well if the echo did not mention it, it can't be true then. Can it? It was a foot high and fast running. Ask the environment agency, dont rely on the echo for fact. As for your pebbles comment, quite true. But I would not want a foot of flowing water ladled with fist sized pebbles smashing my car during that period of high tide. Equilibrium

8:36am Wed 8 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Equilibrium wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
Equilibrium wrote:
Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know....
Echo hasn't mentioned it, the only report is of both roads being closed because of "warnings" not actual flooding? Where did the "rocks" come from, i see only pebbles on both beaches?.
Well if the echo did not mention it, it can't be true then. Can it? It was a foot high and fast running. Ask the environment agency, dont rely on the echo for fact. As for your pebbles comment, quite true. But I would not want a foot of flowing water ladled with fist sized pebbles smashing my car during that period of high tide.
Thanks for the info, so was you referring to preston beach road or Chesil beach road that was a foot deep and water strewn with pebbles? How did they manage to clear what would have been hundreds of tons of pebbles from the roads within a few hours?
[quote][p][bold]Equilibrium[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Equilibrium[/bold] wrote: Beach Road did indeed flood last night, up to a foot of fast flowing water ladled with rocks - so perhaps the road closure was not overkill after all? But then what do the Environment Agency know....[/p][/quote]Echo hasn't mentioned it, the only report is of both roads being closed because of "warnings" not actual flooding? Where did the "rocks" come from, i see only pebbles on both beaches?.[/p][/quote]Well if the echo did not mention it, it can't be true then. Can it? It was a foot high and fast running. Ask the environment agency, dont rely on the echo for fact. As for your pebbles comment, quite true. But I would not want a foot of flowing water ladled with fist sized pebbles smashing my car during that period of high tide.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the info, so was you referring to preston beach road or Chesil beach road that was a foot deep and water strewn with pebbles? How did they manage to clear what would have been hundreds of tons of pebbles from the roads within a few hours? David_divenghy2

9:30am Wed 8 Jan 14

Weston7 says...

Rocksalt wrote:
Weston7 wrote:
"Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.
Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'.
Almost as safe as Chiswell residents have been throughout. The sea defences worked as they should.
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weston7[/bold] wrote: "Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.[/p][/quote]Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'.[/p][/quote]Almost as safe as Chiswell residents have been throughout. The sea defences worked as they should. Weston7

12:03pm Wed 8 Jan 14

17th Earl of Fortuneswell says...

Rocksalt wrote:
Weston7 wrote: "Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.
Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'.
lol You obviously have absolutely no idea who Weston7 is then. Thanks to the likes of him Chiswell residents can now sleep a whole lot safer and also if you were around in 78 & 79 you would not dismiss it as "war stories" & "not a big deal".
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weston7[/bold] wrote: "Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.[/p][/quote]Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'.[/p][/quote]lol You obviously have absolutely no idea who Weston7 is then. Thanks to the likes of him Chiswell residents can now sleep a whole lot safer and also if you were around in 78 & 79 you would not dismiss it as "war stories" & "not a big deal". 17th Earl of Fortuneswell

1:19pm Wed 8 Jan 14

IslandJim1 says...

Nothing more than the environment agency taking advantage (not in a negative sense) of a situation to test out all there new gadgets, a big coordinated rehearsal by the EA and police to test out there procedures what people's reactions would be in the event of a real flood. A dry run in all senses.
Nothing more than the environment agency taking advantage (not in a negative sense) of a situation to test out all there new gadgets, a big coordinated rehearsal by the EA and police to test out there procedures what people's reactions would be in the event of a real flood. A dry run in all senses. IslandJim1

3:48pm Wed 8 Jan 14

scubadude says...

Rocksalt wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this.

It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.
Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers "

They obviously had plenty to go round then.
Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.
And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area.
No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers.
Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-)
[quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this. It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.[/p][/quote]Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers " They obviously had plenty to go round then.[/p][/quote]Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.[/p][/quote]And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area. No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers. Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-) scubadude

9:42am Fri 10 Jan 14

chisweller says...

scubadude wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this.

It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.
Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers "

They obviously had plenty to go round then.
Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.
And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area.
No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers.
Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-)
Oh, scubadude, get a bit of love thy neighbour going. We're not idiotic, we know the risks, having lived here all our lives, as did our forebears. We pay our taxes and national insurance and are only too pleased when our donations to support the coastguard, lifeboat, helicopter and other emergency services help save lives of divers and seafaring folk along this coast. That's what being part of a civilised society means. We all enjoy aspects of provision which we do not individually pay for, perhaps you do too. I am truly grateful that our hugely expensive sea defences held and that we can sleep safe in our homes next to the beach we love.
[quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this. It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.[/p][/quote]Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers " They obviously had plenty to go round then.[/p][/quote]Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.[/p][/quote]And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area. No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers. Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-)[/p][/quote]Oh, scubadude, get a bit of love thy neighbour going. We're not idiotic, we know the risks, having lived here all our lives, as did our forebears. We pay our taxes and national insurance and are only too pleased when our donations to support the coastguard, lifeboat, helicopter and other emergency services help save lives of divers and seafaring folk along this coast. That's what being part of a civilised society means. We all enjoy aspects of provision which we do not individually pay for, perhaps you do too. I am truly grateful that our hugely expensive sea defences held and that we can sleep safe in our homes next to the beach we love. chisweller

3:22pm Fri 10 Jan 14

livid99 says...

scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
All you lot saying it was overkill would be the first to be complaining and asking why the road was not shut if your car was hit by a wave and a load of shingle smashed your windscreen....
[quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]All you lot saying it was overkill would be the first to be complaining and asking why the road was not shut if your car was hit by a wave and a load of shingle smashed your windscreen.... livid99

2:17pm Sat 11 Jan 14

woodsedge says...

scubadude wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this.

It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.
Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers "

They obviously had plenty to go round then.
Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.
And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area.
No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers.
Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-)
As the caring and responsible Portlanders are out on mass this morning, clearing the beach of other peoples rubbish washed up by the storm, perhaps they should get a REDUCTION on their council tax? After all Portlanders are saving you money on your council tax. It's called a sense of community you idiot :-)
[quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this. It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.[/p][/quote]Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers " They obviously had plenty to go round then.[/p][/quote]Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.[/p][/quote]And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area. No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers. Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-)[/p][/quote]As the caring and responsible Portlanders are out on mass this morning, clearing the beach of other peoples rubbish washed up by the storm, perhaps they should get a REDUCTION on their council tax? After all Portlanders are saving you money on your council tax. It's called a sense of community you idiot :-) woodsedge

1:52pm Sun 12 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

woodsedge wrote:
scubadude wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
scubadude wrote:
Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.
How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this.

It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.
Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers "

They obviously had plenty to go round then.
Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.
And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area.
No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers.
Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-)
As the caring and responsible Portlanders are out on mass this morning, clearing the beach of other peoples rubbish washed up by the storm, perhaps they should get a REDUCTION on their council tax? After all Portlanders are saving you money on your council tax. It's called a sense of community you idiot :-)
Yes where was the civil servants who the night before were clocking up overtime happily when the manual labour had to be done cleaning up the beach?
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scubadude[/bold] wrote: Total overkill to close the road, surely a couple of Police could have monitored the road and closed it if necessary rather than the inconvenience of closing it.[/p][/quote]How many police officers do you imagine are on duty late at night in Weymouth and Portland? Or all of Dorset, for that mater. Almost certainly not enough to have one at each end of Portland Beach Road and another couple wandering up and down to see what was happening. And certainly not whilst there were lots of other incidents to deal with apart from this. It's an occupational hazard of living somewhere like Portland. Similar to the people who live on the Isle of Wight and work in Portsmouth. Every now and then they can't get home. Likewise those who travel by train into the big cities.[/p][/quote]Read the article: " Chiswell had been swarming with council workers, police officers " They obviously had plenty to go round then.[/p][/quote]Yes. Helping people who were worried about their homes getting flooded - not mucking about with people just impatient to drive down the road. Yes they played safe. So what.[/p][/quote]And the majority of their work would have been removed by keeping the road/escape route open... total non-event, could event have been a couple fo Enviroment Agency officers, was at least 12 of them milling about the last 3-4days all over the area. No such thing as personal responsibility anymore, everyone expects services to be provided at great expense- when in actual fact all that was needed was one siren to warn people and two people to keep the road open- non-event, no news, and less expense for tax payers. Perhaps Chiswell residents should pay an extra council tax for being idiotic and living on a flood zone :-)[/p][/quote]As the caring and responsible Portlanders are out on mass this morning, clearing the beach of other peoples rubbish washed up by the storm, perhaps they should get a REDUCTION on their council tax? After all Portlanders are saving you money on your council tax. It's called a sense of community you idiot :-)[/p][/quote]Yes where was the civil servants who the night before were clocking up overtime happily when the manual labour had to be done cleaning up the beach? David_divenghy2

3:05pm Sun 12 Jan 14

woodsedge says...

Sad really that you continue to use your synonyms to vote positively on your posts. Until you live through the storms Portland endured over Christmas and the New Year, you are not in a position to comment on the excellent work carried out by the police, environment agency and the council workers. It is a shame that other communities do not have the "Dunkirk spirit" being displayed by Portlanders, and that all you appear to do is constantly mock the good work of others. But then again you cannot refer to skewed data or to You Tube links like you usually do can you ;-(
Sad really that you continue to use your synonyms to vote positively on your posts. Until you live through the storms Portland endured over Christmas and the New Year, you are not in a position to comment on the excellent work carried out by the police, environment agency and the council workers. It is a shame that other communities do not have the "Dunkirk spirit" being displayed by Portlanders, and that all you appear to do is constantly mock the good work of others. But then again you cannot refer to skewed data or to You Tube links like you usually do can you ;-( woodsedge

5:40pm Sun 12 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

woodsedge wrote:
Sad really that you continue to use your synonyms to vote positively on your posts. Until you live through the storms Portland endured over Christmas and the New Year, you are not in a position to comment on the excellent work carried out by the police, environment agency and the council workers. It is a shame that other communities do not have the "Dunkirk spirit" being displayed by Portlanders, and that all you appear to do is constantly mock the good work of others. But then again you cannot refer to skewed data or to You Tube links like you usually do can you ;-(
Do you think nobody is noticing that your paranoia and tactics are so repetitive as to be considered a psychiatric issue. Care to debate any point you just rambled or like every other comment you make when stalking me, you run away when confronted.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: Sad really that you continue to use your synonyms to vote positively on your posts. Until you live through the storms Portland endured over Christmas and the New Year, you are not in a position to comment on the excellent work carried out by the police, environment agency and the council workers. It is a shame that other communities do not have the "Dunkirk spirit" being displayed by Portlanders, and that all you appear to do is constantly mock the good work of others. But then again you cannot refer to skewed data or to You Tube links like you usually do can you ;-([/p][/quote]Do you think nobody is noticing that your paranoia and tactics are so repetitive as to be considered a psychiatric issue. Care to debate any point you just rambled or like every other comment you make when stalking me, you run away when confronted. David_divenghy2

5:46pm Sun 12 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it.

You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?
P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it. You will of course provide any evidence......won't you? David_divenghy2

6:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

woodsedge says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it.

You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?
I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap!
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it. You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?[/p][/quote]I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap! woodsedge

6:36pm Sun 12 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

woodsedge wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it.

You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?
I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap!
Victimolgy tactics again ? I only asked you a straight forward question for you to qualify your screaming statements thread after thread and you cannot answer it rationally.

You cannot debate or answer any of the allegations or accusations you make. Just like every other thread, you attack anything that does not belong in your leftist ideal or feminist narrative.

You are my best tool.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it. You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?[/p][/quote]I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap![/p][/quote]Victimolgy tactics again ? I only asked you a straight forward question for you to qualify your screaming statements thread after thread and you cannot answer it rationally. You cannot debate or answer any of the allegations or accusations you make. Just like every other thread, you attack anything that does not belong in your leftist ideal or feminist narrative. You are my best tool. David_divenghy2

6:42pm Sun 12 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

P.S I have said absolutely nothing negative about Portlander's at all, please show where I have? Is that okay to ask or will you make another false allegation?
P.S I have said absolutely nothing negative about Portlander's at all, please show where I have? Is that okay to ask or will you make another false allegation? David_divenghy2

7:07pm Sun 12 Jan 14

woodsedge says...

David_divenghy2 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it.

You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?
I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap!
Victimolgy tactics again ? I only asked you a straight forward question for you to qualify your screaming statements thread after thread and you cannot answer it rationally.

You cannot debate or answer any of the allegations or accusations you make. Just like every other thread, you attack anything that does not belong in your leftist ideal or feminist narrative.

You are my best tool.
You are a tool!
[quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it. You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?[/p][/quote]I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap![/p][/quote]Victimolgy tactics again ? I only asked you a straight forward question for you to qualify your screaming statements thread after thread and you cannot answer it rationally. You cannot debate or answer any of the allegations or accusations you make. Just like every other thread, you attack anything that does not belong in your leftist ideal or feminist narrative. You are my best tool.[/p][/quote]You are a tool! woodsedge

7:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

David_divenghy2 says...

woodsedge wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
woodsedge wrote:
David_divenghy2 wrote:
P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it.

You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?
I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap!
Victimolgy tactics again ? I only asked you a straight forward question for you to qualify your screaming statements thread after thread and you cannot answer it rationally.

You cannot debate or answer any of the allegations or accusations you make. Just like every other thread, you attack anything that does not belong in your leftist ideal or feminist narrative.

You are my best tool.
You are a tool!
Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woodsedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]David_divenghy2[/bold] wrote: P.S So what other Pseudonyms do you think I am using? c'mon tell everybody the names, the stage is yours, all "attention" is on you, just as you like it. You will of course provide any evidence......won't you?[/p][/quote]I have told you many times, you will not bully me or dictate when or if I will respond to your rambling's. Returning to the thread, on the night of the storms I for one felt reassured that the police, environmental agency and council workers were around in numbers, issuing sandbags, knocking doors, positioning sandbags for those not physically able to and generally providing reassurance. In the aftermath of the storm Portlanders were out on the beach cleaning up after the storm, NOT WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR THEM. So your continual negative dirge is neither wanted or necessary because Portlanders have sorted it. Back to googling video and Ypu Tube old chap![/p][/quote]Victimolgy tactics again ? I only asked you a straight forward question for you to qualify your screaming statements thread after thread and you cannot answer it rationally. You cannot debate or answer any of the allegations or accusations you make. Just like every other thread, you attack anything that does not belong in your leftist ideal or feminist narrative. You are my best tool.[/p][/quote]You are a tool![/p][/quote]Thank you. David_divenghy2

11:51am Mon 13 Jan 14

sandman223 says...

So the authorities close the road for SAFETY reasons and people start moaning because the road wasnt as bad as expected. Surely its better to be safe than sorry.

Also, why are people comparing the floods to flooding of the past? wow, Portland also flooded a while ago and it was worse than it is now, its not a competition of who can rememeber the floods of old or who has lived here the longest.
So the authorities close the road for SAFETY reasons and people start moaning because the road wasnt as bad as expected. Surely its better to be safe than sorry. Also, why are people comparing the floods to flooding of the past? wow, Portland also flooded a while ago and it was worse than it is now, its not a competition of who can rememeber the floods of old or who has lived here the longest. sandman223

12:15pm Mon 13 Jan 14

sandman223 says...

17th Earl of Fortuneswell wrote:
Rocksalt wrote:
Weston7 wrote: "Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.
Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'.
lol You obviously have absolutely no idea who Weston7 is then. Thanks to the likes of him Chiswell residents can now sleep a whole lot safer and also if you were around in 78 & 79 you would not dismiss it as "war stories" & "not a big deal".
Who cares!!!! This isnt pre 1990. Stop bringing up the past!!

Does it matter who weston7 is?? is he any better than anyone else??
[quote][p][bold]17th Earl of Fortuneswell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rocksalt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Weston7[/bold] wrote: "Sea over Chiswell" says the headline. Not by my definition. Anyone who experienced past events (ie pre 1990) knows what 'Sea's over' really means. Very heavy spray yes, and some seapage through the shingle on the beach road. That's all.[/p][/quote]Presumably said from your safe vantage point in 'Weston'.[/p][/quote]lol You obviously have absolutely no idea who Weston7 is then. Thanks to the likes of him Chiswell residents can now sleep a whole lot safer and also if you were around in 78 & 79 you would not dismiss it as "war stories" & "not a big deal".[/p][/quote]Who cares!!!! This isnt pre 1990. Stop bringing up the past!! Does it matter who weston7 is?? is he any better than anyone else?? sandman223

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