Are we at risk of flooding? (and if not why not?)

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Monday 10 February 2014 10.48pm
I am sure there is someone out there who knows the answer - but watching the news today has left me feeling somewhat concerned. I have a vague memory that there are high tide flood marks up various buildings in SE1 - leathermarket or biscuit factory?? so should I start moving my nick-nacks upstairs or is the combined thames barrier/and the emabankments reason enough not to worry?
Monday 10 February 2014 11.19pm
A few years ago the Environment Agency did the rounds of community council meetings in north Southwark issuing flooding survival kits including a radio and water purification tablets. We have one in the SE1 website office...

See also http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4974

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3145

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Zoe
Tuesday 11 February 2014 1.22pm
I still have my flood kit as well! I think we won't be flooded but it's right to be aware of the risks. Might be sensible to stock up on bottled water and chocolate, plus a radio and batteries and candles.
Tuesday 11 February 2014 5.45pm
Zoe wrote:
I still have my flood kit as well! I think we won't be flooded but it's right to be aware of the risks. Might be sensible to stock up on bottled water and chocolate, plus a radio and batteries and candles.
I just had a message from someone asking if we were flooded as their brother-in-law's holiday flat booking had just been cancelled. I assumed that this must have been for somewhere in South West London but it was at Butler's Wharf! Has anyone been flooded out round there?
Wednesday 12 February 2014 9.14am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26133660

This is intersting explains how barrier works and stops flooding
Wednesday 12 February 2014 10.04pm
I'm in Shad Thames and it's fine (as far as I am aware)
Wednesday 12 February 2014 11.11pm
The Environment Agency Live Flood Map is currently showing clearly how Teddington Lock can control flow through the Thames.

Basically, the floodplain areas upstream of Teddington are being flooded in order to control flow coming down into Central London.

We do live on a floodplain, but we benefit from flood control gates both upstream and downstream of us.
Thursday 13 February 2014 8.48am
Flood palin i don't think they are deliberately flooding up river to protect us - the article on the barrier explains how they are using the barrier to try and help more water to flow through to help the non tidal thames it is simply saturated ground and too much water
Friday 24 February 2017 11.34pm
Southwark's latest flood risk assessment:

http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s66902/Appendix%201%20-%20Updated%20Strategic%20Flood%20Risk%20Assessment%202017.pdf

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