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12:14am Fri 3 Jan 14

Lord coed melyn says...

Barrage is a flood defence at high tide and the water behind can go into dock at baileys with a bit of work and the will and some water management.
a lot of the city is at low. Be properd is best let the water out of dock at low tide and flush the dock?
Barrage is a flood defence at high tide and the water behind can go into dock at baileys with a bit of work and the will and some water management. a lot of the city is at low. Be properd is best let the water out of dock at low tide and flush the dock? Lord coed melyn
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12:16am Fri 3 Jan 14

leahhh1991 says...

Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do?
Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do? leahhh1991
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12:45am Fri 3 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

-lets all just take a second to hope that all trains through newport are cancelled and i dont have to go to work in the morning-
-lets all just take a second to hope that all trains through newport are cancelled and i dont have to go to work in the morning- whatintheworld
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12:46am Fri 3 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

...oh yea and that everyone is safe and stuff
...oh yea and that everyone is safe and stuff whatintheworld
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1:00am Fri 3 Jan 14

johnnytourettes says...

Can the times when these pictures were taken be more accurate than that the Usk has burst now rather than when it was at high tide earlier causing unnecessary worry.
Can the times when these pictures were taken be more accurate than that the Usk has burst now rather than when it was at high tide earlier causing unnecessary worry. johnnytourettes
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1:15am Fri 3 Jan 14

stjulians says...

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http://www.environme nt-agency.gov.uk/hom eandleisure/floods/3 4681.aspx?area=103FW Tt03&page=1&type=Riv erAndTown&term=newpo rt stjulians
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2:05am Fri 3 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"@Sdwilliams72 @ArgusKevinWard it's been like a channel 5 afternoon disaster movie down my street! Women and children being evacuated"

Hmmm...Why aren't men being evacuated as well? Is it because they are secretly amphibians?:)
"@Sdwilliams72 @ArgusKevinWard it's been like a channel 5 afternoon disaster movie down my street! Women and children being evacuated" Hmmm...Why aren't men being evacuated as well? Is it because they are secretly amphibians?:) Katie Re-Registered
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3:56am Fri 3 Jan 14

stjulians says...

The one thing I don't like about the Argus updates is when it's 'Live' and "Breaking News', it's goes on forever. I know it's not the BBC, or anyone else that has journalists on tap but the last update was 4 hours ago. With a title of "Evacuations start...." you might hope that within 4 hours of the last update there is another of how it's going, if it's happening, or what else is going on........... it's hardly live no more.
The one thing I don't like about the Argus updates is when it's 'Live' and "Breaking News', it's goes on forever. I know it's not the BBC, or anyone else that has journalists on tap but the last update was 4 hours ago. With a title of "Evacuations start...." you might hope that within 4 hours of the last update there is another of how it's going, if it's happening, or what else is going on........... it's hardly live no more. stjulians
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7:55am Fri 3 Jan 14

moogieenglish@hotmail.co.uk says...

your updates are bit slow considering this is live
your updates are bit slow considering this is live moogieenglish@hotmail.co.uk
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8:29am Fri 3 Jan 14

peterdimery says...

Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road.
Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road. peterdimery
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8:32am Fri 3 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

leahhh1991 wrote:
Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do?
Too late for this occasion but you could register with the British Red Cross as a volunteer. They tend to help out in civil emergencies with welfare issues.
[quote][p][bold]leahhh1991[/bold] wrote: Is there any way I can volunteer to help pit with any evacuation? Not sure on who/where I call to see if there's anything I can do?[/p][/quote]Too late for this occasion but you could register with the British Red Cross as a volunteer. They tend to help out in civil emergencies with welfare issues. bluebanana
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9:24am Fri 3 Jan 14

aquasac says...

#beprepared for #flooding next time a box of 50 #aquasac will easily go in the boot of a car we hold large emergency stores
#beprepared for #flooding next time a box of 50 #aquasac will easily go in the boot of a car we hold large emergency stores aquasac
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11:31am Fri 3 Jan 14

juicy.lucy says...

how the hell can caerleon road motorway roundabout be flooded????!!! Its above the motorway, SOUTH WALES ARGUS you really need to improve with your reporters and their reporting!!!! If this was the case the M4 would be closed too and brynglas tunnels flooded lol
how the hell can caerleon road motorway roundabout be flooded????!!! Its above the motorway, SOUTH WALES ARGUS you really need to improve with your reporters and their reporting!!!! If this was the case the M4 would be closed too and brynglas tunnels flooded lol juicy.lucy
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12:11pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)!
One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)! Katie Re-Registered
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12:58pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Thanks juicy.luicy
I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide.
Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road.
Thanks juicy.luicy I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide. Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road. Kevin Ward - Editor
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1:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Hi Katie
We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
It is a great way of communicating.
However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others.
Thanks
Hi Katie We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds. It is a great way of communicating. However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others. Thanks Kevin Ward - Editor
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1:27pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Jonnytrouble says...

peterdimery wrote:
Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road.
I believe it was that nice Tory man William Hague who managed to stop it at that time on a visit to Newport ( did he listen to the fishermen who were opposed to it ? )
Maybe the MP's,AM's Councillor's could NOW get here heads out of the clouds and try and get it going again ( esp Dame Butler who lives in Caerleon she must be cut off ? )
Just think, NO more muddy banks to see with rubbish and with a New development in the City im sure it would help to put us back on the map ?
[quote][p][bold]peterdimery[/bold] wrote: Now it can be seen why the Welsh office were wrong not to allow Newport to provide a barrage across the River Usk. Perhaps its time to look again at Newport Councils proposals which were turned down in1994 as it would have prevented any flooding higher upstream than the Southern Distributor Road.[/p][/quote]I believe it was that nice Tory man William Hague who managed to stop it at that time on a visit to Newport ( did he listen to the fishermen who were opposed to it ? ) Maybe the MP's,AM's Councillor's could NOW get here heads out of the clouds and try and get it going again ( esp Dame Butler who lives in Caerleon she must be cut off ? ) Just think, NO more muddy banks to see with rubbish and with a New development in the City im sure it would help to put us back on the map ? Jonnytrouble
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2:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Flash heart says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)!
Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten!
Do you have to be so pleonastic?
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)![/p][/quote]Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten! Do you have to be so pleonastic? Flash heart
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2:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

Flash heart wrote:
Katie Re-Registered wrote:
One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)!
Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten!
Do you have to be so pleonastic?
katie lives inside an a-level politics textbook.

it can be refreshing, a lot of the time it comes across as a bit holier-than-thou
[quote][p][bold]Flash heart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: One constant theme that runs through Argus editorials is a criticism of the worthiness and veracity of that which it often derisively terms as 'social media' usually held up, in contrast, to what it believes is the 'professionalism' and 'legitimacy' of print media (mainstream) journalists. However, for a publication that has adopted the aforementioned stance it tends to become rather noticeable that it nevertheless makes much use of social media when events like this occur. Just sayin';)![/p][/quote]Yes...just sayin' in about a hundred words what you could have said in about ten! Do you have to be so pleonastic?[/p][/quote]katie lives inside an a-level politics textbook. it can be refreshing, a lot of the time it comes across as a bit holier-than-thou whatintheworld
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2:37pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Manley says...

Latest from Natural Resources Wales is for a higher tide this evening than this morning, but flood warning appears to have been downgraded.

NRW:"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.17 metres at 8:30 PM today ... The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 8.00 metres at 8:15 AM this morning. The Severe Flood Warning is still in force for the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road"
Latest from Natural Resources Wales is for a higher tide this evening than this morning, but flood warning appears to have been downgraded. NRW:"High tide at Newport is expected to reach 8.17 metres at 8:30 PM today ... The previous high tide at Newport reached a level of 8.00 metres at 8:15 AM this morning. The Severe Flood Warning is still in force for the Usk Estuary at Crindau and Malpas Road" Manley
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9:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

juicy.lucy says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Thanks juicy.luicy
I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide.
Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road.
so it was localised flooding caused by drains not the river, maybe this needs to be put in your statement not half a story and making people think that the M4 is flooded when it is certainly not
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Thanks juicy.luicy I can confirm it was flooded early this morning as I was there. Due to heavy rain & blocked drains rather than the high tide. Happens regularly at the top of the eastbound slip road.[/p][/quote]so it was localised flooding caused by drains not the river, maybe this needs to be put in your statement not half a story and making people think that the M4 is flooded when it is certainly not juicy.lucy
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11:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

Thanks juicy.lucy
To clarify, the statement you are complaining about came from Newport Bus not the Argus. It is from their Twitter feed explaining changes to routes and is entirely accurate.
There is nothing in the statement to suggest the M4 was flooded at any point.
Thanks juicy.lucy To clarify, the statement you are complaining about came from Newport Bus not the Argus. It is from their Twitter feed explaining changes to routes and is entirely accurate. There is nothing in the statement to suggest the M4 was flooded at any point. Kevin Ward - Editor
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11:17am Sat 4 Jan 14

County says...

The sea and river defences did their job.
The sea and river defences did their job. County
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2:13am Mon 6 Jan 14

maz1maz says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Hi Katie
We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
It is a great way of communicating.
However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others.
Thanks
Well said Kevin, to many people hide behind the net! My names John Maruszak by the way! i've lived in York for 28 years but my mother still lives in the new - well newish Treberth bungalows. To many people hide behind pseudonym's - if half of them understand what that means, I'd be quite surprised, but I won't hold my breath!
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Hi Katie We embrace social media and have done so increasingly in recent years, with more than 50,000 people following our Twitter and Facebook feeds. It is a great way of communicating. However, we have criticised it when it is used to abuse people, to break the law, or to spread malicious gossip that is then taken as fact by others. Thanks[/p][/quote]Well said Kevin, to many people hide behind the net! My names John Maruszak by the way! i've lived in York for 28 years but my mother still lives in the new - well newish Treberth bungalows. To many people hide behind pseudonym's - if half of them understand what that means, I'd be quite surprised, but I won't hold my breath! maz1maz
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9:37am Mon 6 Jan 14

Port0214 says...

The British obsession with the weather, sometimes it rains sometimes the wind blows. It used to be called winter not a serious threat to life.
The British obsession with the weather, sometimes it rains sometimes the wind blows. It used to be called winter not a serious threat to life. Port0214
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