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Surviving The Flood

The December 5th flood and strong winds must have been a worrying time for the owner of the Albatross. However the next day revealed that the boat was still in good shape and floating in the harbour. This could not be said for one of the pontoons that finish up on Wells quay.

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December Flood

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After storm conditions across Scotland and the North Sea, spring tides, strong winds and a tidal surge caused flooding down the east coast of the UK. Wells was affected, but not as severely as forecast. The flood water had already started to recede before the time of local high water. it was difficult to take decent photos as the authorities were keeping people clear of the flood barrier and there were just so many people crowding around.
Some businesses suffered and here are two pics of the Standard House Chandlery at the height of the flood and twelve hours later to have a feel for how high the flood water was.

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Here is an indication of how high the flood level was with this picture of the water mark on the side of a gift shop on Wells quay.

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