LiveFlood blog: Saturday, February 8

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Summary

  • River levels are tonight higher in Oxford than in 2007
  • Flood defences have gone up in Oxford
  • Abingdon has been badly affected today by flooding
  • A number of flood warnings are in place across the county
  • Bad weather is predicted to hit the county overnight

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4:56pm Sat 8 Feb 14

chrisnew63 says...

To Homeowner,

I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. In fulfilment of this degree I am required to research a topic area and produce a dissertation. The topic I have chosen is ‘flood defence’ and I am investigating the following;

To seek to establish whether there are viable solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains considering the increased risk of flooding and the possible affects this may have on insurance policies’.

As part of the dissertation I am required to gain first hand primary research and so have chosen to adopt a questionnaire survey method.

Please would you complete my survey which takes around 3 minutes. The survey can be accessed by clicking the below link


https://www.surveymo
nkey.com/s/Flood_def
ence_and_Insurance


Thank you in advance for your time

Chris
To Homeowner, I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. In fulfilment of this degree I am required to research a topic area and produce a dissertation. The topic I have chosen is ‘flood defence’ and I am investigating the following; To seek to establish whether there are viable solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains considering the increased risk of flooding and the possible affects this may have on insurance policies’. As part of the dissertation I am required to gain first hand primary research and so have chosen to adopt a questionnaire survey method. Please would you complete my survey which takes around 3 minutes. The survey can be accessed by clicking the below link https://www.surveymo nkey.com/s/Flood_def ence_and_Insurance Thank you in advance for your time Chris chrisnew63
  • Score: 0

5:03pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

chrisnew63 wrote:
To Homeowner,

I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. In fulfilment of this degree I am required to research a topic area and produce a dissertation. The topic I have chosen is ‘flood defence’ and I am investigating the following;

To seek to establish whether there are viable solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains considering the increased risk of flooding and the possible affects this may have on insurance policies’.

As part of the dissertation I am required to gain first hand primary research and so have chosen to adopt a questionnaire survey method.

Please would you complete my survey which takes around 3 minutes. The survey can be accessed by clicking the below link


https://www.surveymo

nkey.com/s/Flood_def

ence_and_Insurance


Thank you in advance for your time

Chris
I can save you the bother 'solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains', simple DON't build on flood plains and don't buy a house on one, the clue is in the name really 'FLOOD' plain.
[quote][p][bold]chrisnew63[/bold] wrote: To Homeowner, I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. In fulfilment of this degree I am required to research a topic area and produce a dissertation. The topic I have chosen is ‘flood defence’ and I am investigating the following; To seek to establish whether there are viable solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains considering the increased risk of flooding and the possible affects this may have on insurance policies’. As part of the dissertation I am required to gain first hand primary research and so have chosen to adopt a questionnaire survey method. Please would you complete my survey which takes around 3 minutes. The survey can be accessed by clicking the below link https://www.surveymo nkey.com/s/Flood_def ence_and_Insurance Thank you in advance for your time Chris[/p][/quote]I can save you the bother 'solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains', simple DON't build on flood plains and don't buy a house on one, the clue is in the name really 'FLOOD' plain. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: 4

5:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

JamesNN says...

chrisnew63 wrote:
To Homeowner,

I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. In fulfilment of this degree I am required to research a topic area and produce a dissertation. The topic I have chosen is ‘flood defence’ and I am investigating the following;

To seek to establish whether there are viable solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains considering the increased risk of flooding and the possible affects this may have on insurance policies’.

As part of the dissertation I am required to gain first hand primary research and so have chosen to adopt a questionnaire survey method.

Please would you complete my survey which takes around 3 minutes. The survey can be accessed by clicking the below link


https://www.surveymo

nkey.com/s/Flood_def

ence_and_Insurance


Thank you in advance for your time

Chris
Don't you think they have more important things to worry about at the moment, like trying to protect their belongings!
[quote][p][bold]chrisnew63[/bold] wrote: To Homeowner, I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. In fulfilment of this degree I am required to research a topic area and produce a dissertation. The topic I have chosen is ‘flood defence’ and I am investigating the following; To seek to establish whether there are viable solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains considering the increased risk of flooding and the possible affects this may have on insurance policies’. As part of the dissertation I am required to gain first hand primary research and so have chosen to adopt a questionnaire survey method. Please would you complete my survey which takes around 3 minutes. The survey can be accessed by clicking the below link https://www.surveymo nkey.com/s/Flood_def ence_and_Insurance Thank you in advance for your time Chris[/p][/quote]Don't you think they have more important things to worry about at the moment, like trying to protect their belongings! JamesNN
  • Score: 0

6:29pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Ian_SE says...

On 3 February 2014, you ran a story saying the Floodline phone number had changed to 0345 988 1188 which is a cheaper call for almost everyone.

Over the following days you have reverted to quoting the old 0845 number.

Continue to call the 0845 number only if you are on "BT Weekend" or "BT Evening and Weekend" (or a landline provider that copies those BT prices) and you are making a call during a weekday and you therefore have to pay for it, or you are on "Vodafone pay as you go".

Almost everyone else should call the new 0345 number and this applies whether using a landline or a mobile.

All callers with an inclusive call plan on their landline or mobile will find that calls to 0345 numbers are inclusive within their calls allowance.

Mobile users on pay as you go pay less for 0345 calls than for 0845 calls (except Vodafone charges 0845 calls at a discounted rate).
On 3 February 2014, you ran a story saying the Floodline phone number had changed to 0345 988 1188 which is a cheaper call for almost everyone. Over the following days you have reverted to quoting the old 0845 number. Continue to call the 0845 number only if you are on "BT Weekend" or "BT Evening and Weekend" (or a landline provider that copies those BT prices) and you are making a call during a weekday and you therefore have to pay for it, or you are on "Vodafone pay as you go". Almost everyone else should call the new 0345 number and this applies whether using a landline or a mobile. All callers with an inclusive call plan on their landline or mobile will find that calls to 0345 numbers are inclusive within their calls allowance. Mobile users on pay as you go pay less for 0345 calls than for 0845 calls (except Vodafone charges 0845 calls at a discounted rate). Ian_SE
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Road closed signs have just been dropped off at the St. Aldate's end of Abingdon Road, I suspect it will be closed at some time later tonight
Road closed signs have just been dropped off at the St. Aldate's end of Abingdon Road, I suspect it will be closed at some time later tonight Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -1

10:40pm Sat 8 Feb 14

bicester8 says...

The photo of the Abingdon Road, Oxford posted at 10.02pm isn't actually from today, it was from last month and used on the BBC's website! It would be better if we didn't scare people by using pictures that aren't true!
The photo of the Abingdon Road, Oxford posted at 10.02pm isn't actually from today, it was from last month and used on the BBC's website! It would be better if we didn't scare people by using pictures that aren't true! bicester8
  • Score: 3

8:38am Sun 9 Feb 14

harlie says...

Road through Drayton St Leonard is flooded pass with care .Road closed signs are up both ends of village.
Road through Drayton St Leonard is flooded pass with care .Road closed signs are up both ends of village. harlie
  • Score: 0

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