Major Floods

 

Severe Gales  1883

The report below is from the Western Gazette of Friday 26th October 1883.


The report went on to  mention widespread damage around the country.

It was as a result of these floods and their contamination of the wells providing normal water supply that pipes were laid for a new clean water supply from Winscombe.

Floods of 1936

The Western Gazette Friday 17th January 1936:

see also Gas Works

Inundation of the sea wall 1981

This image and the following ones were kindly provided by the Environment Agency and are their copyright.
This image and the following ones were kindly”supplied courtesy of the Environment Agency ©” . Taken on the morning of 14 December following the storm
Looking South with flood water remaining along the river Parrett and stockland
Looking South with flood water remaining along the river Parrett and Stockland. Note the flood water on Steart Island.

Dec 13 1981

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