News Flash: Essex Coastal Evacuation - RAYNET on Standby

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  1. G4TUT

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    News Flash: Essex Coastal Evacuation - RAYNET on Standby

    On the morning of Thursday, January 12 Tendering District Council placed radio amateurs in Essex RAYNET on standby with anticipated deployment within 24 hours

    The East Anglian Daily Times reports Jaywick and areas in Essex vulnerable to the risk of flooding are set to be evacuated Friday morning.

    At about 9:30am Thursday Essex RAYNET had tweeted to their members:
    "With the predicted forthcoming weather and high tides, please ensure you have all batteries charged and equipment ready."

    Tendering District Council (Clacton) say:
    "The severe weather situation of both rain and strong winds, which is set to potentially cause flooding in Jaywick, is likely to reach its peak at lunchtime tomorrow afternoon, Friday, January 13.
    In response to the information provided by both the Environment Agency and the Met Office the multi-agency group has decided that residents in Jaywick will be evacuated from their homes.
    Police officers will be calling at addresses in Jaywick from 4pm this afternoon to advise people that a full evacuation plan will be implemented starting at 7am on Friday morning, January 13."


    http://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/
    https://twitter.com/Tendring_DC

    East Anglian Daily Times
    http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/jaywick_in_essex_to_be_evacuated_as_
    strong_winds_and_rain_threaten_to_create_coastal_flooding_1_4846861


    Essex RAYNET
    http://www.essexraynet.co.uk/
    https://twitter.com/EssexRAYNET

    Flood Warnings for England and Wales
    https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/map




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