Bolton bracing itself as storms batter UK

A dog walker braves the rain in Moss Bank Park

A dog walker braves the rain in Moss Bank Park

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BOLTON is bracing itself for the onslaught of bad weather.

As people across the town struggled in the wind and rain today, weather experts warned more of the same was on its way.

Tomorrow it will be cloudy with rain and highs of 7C while on Friday it will once again be windy and rainy with temperatures peaking at 6C.

Saturday will also be wet and very windy. The Environment Agency (EA) has nine severe flood warnings covering much of the south coast.

The latest live weather information is available here.

 

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6:59pm Wed 5 Feb 14

InsiderintheEA says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. InsiderintheEA
  • Score: 2

8:48pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Citizen Cane says...

This story is a non-story : a bit of wind and rain, entirely normal in the UK, becomes Bolton's very own hurricane Katrina. Even the flood warnings are on the south coast : 250 miles away!
This story is a non-story : a bit of wind and rain, entirely normal in the UK, becomes Bolton's very own hurricane Katrina. Even the flood warnings are on the south coast : 250 miles away! Citizen Cane
  • Score: 11

8:59pm Wed 5 Feb 14

stepvan says...

Non news.... so people are going to get wet. Just glad I don't live down south.
Non news.... so people are going to get wet. Just glad I don't live down south. stepvan
  • Score: 10

10:18pm Wed 5 Feb 14

bigbob123 says...

very informative piece of writing there
very informative piece of writing there bigbob123
  • Score: 3

9:39am Thu 6 Feb 14

steveG says...

I'll put my coat on if it rains.
I'll put my coat on if it rains. steveG
  • Score: 5

11:24am Thu 6 Feb 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Err.............no it's not.
It's called Winter.
It's cold,
It rains ,
It snows,
It blows.
Get a Life and report on something important.
Err.............no it's not. It's called Winter. It's cold, It rains , It snows, It blows. Get a Life and report on something important. Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 7

1:21pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Donkey Stone says...

I have driven around almost all Of Bolton in the last couple of days, I haven't seen one single person "Braced". Who wrote this story the chief cadswallop reporter?
I have driven around almost all Of Bolton in the last couple of days, I haven't seen one single person "Braced". Who wrote this story the chief cadswallop reporter? Donkey Stone
  • Score: 3

10:48am Fri 7 Feb 14

boydell says...

We are very lucky living up this part of the country. My heart goes out to the people living down south whose lives are in tatters with the dreadful weather they are having.
I know the weather is the cause of all the damage but the government have been dragging their feet for too along. It has been on the cards for years that the rivers needed to be dredged and flood barriers erected along the coast, but as usual they sat back with their heads in the sand and done nothing.
Also what has happened to all the farm animals, could the farmers not affected by the flooding possibly put them on their land temporarily??.
The ministers should be getting their fingers out and getting things moving. Some work is being done but it is not enough.... get the soldiers working to help like they do in china, instead of playing war games up in the hills. Then sack those ministers who are not doing what they are getting paid to do........Lastly, ALL the foreign aid should be diverted to helping our own people instead of being sent to other countries whose corrupt governments keep for themselves,.... charity begins at home.
We are very lucky living up this part of the country. My heart goes out to the people living down south whose lives are in tatters with the dreadful weather they are having. I know the weather is the cause of all the damage but the government have been dragging their feet for too along. It has been on the cards for years that the rivers needed to be dredged and flood barriers erected along the coast, but as usual they sat back with their heads in the sand and done nothing. Also what has happened to all the farm animals, could the farmers not affected by the flooding possibly put them on their land temporarily??. The ministers should be getting their fingers out and getting things moving. Some work is being done but it is not enough.... get the soldiers working to help like they do in china, instead of playing war games up in the hills. Then sack those ministers who are not doing what they are getting paid to do........Lastly, ALL the foreign aid should be diverted to helping our own people instead of being sent to other countries whose corrupt governments keep for themselves,.... charity begins at home. boydell
  • Score: 3

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