Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph hits UK with disruptive snow and historic flooding. Five (5) ‘severe’ warnings.
Posted by Julie Celestial on January 21, 2021 Watchers.news
Around 2 300 homes have been evacuated overnight Thursday, January 21, 2021, amid widespread flooding and dangerous snow across parts of the United Kingdom brought by Storm Christoph. The storm prompted more than 200 flood warnings, with five of them severe, and has pushed River Dee to its highest level since a water gauge was installed in 1996.
Storm Christoph brought some heavy, and at times record-breaking, rain to parts of the UK over the past 2 days, according to data provided by the UK Met Office.
Provisional figures show Honister, in Cumbria, received 123.8 mm (4.87 inches) of rainfall on Tuesday, January 19, a new daily rainfall record for this winter and 2021. However, it was well short of England’s all-time January daily rainfall record of 180.4 mm (7.1 inches) set in 2005.
Provisional figures also show the 19th was the wettest January day since 1954 in Rochdale where 46.8 mm (1.84 inches) of rain was recorded, as well as in Preston (43.6 mm (1.71 inches)) and Stonyhurst, Lancashire (43.8 mm (1.72 inches)).
On January 19 and 20, parts of Cleveland, in North Yorkshire received more than their average January rainfall.
Heavy rainfall has already prompted the declaration of multiple major incidents across England and Wales. Many rivers are at dangerously high levels, according to the Environment Agency.
Widespread flooding forced about 2 300 homes in the Didsbury and Northenden areas of Manchester to evacuate, while residents in Ruthin and Bangor-on-Dee, North Wales, and Maghull, Merseyside, are also affected.
Councillor Steven Harvey, chairman of the Bangor-on-Dee Community Council, said that emergency services worked overnight to evacuate residents as River Dee reached its highest level since a water gauge was installed 25 years ago.
“People were advised to leave their properties close to the river during the night,” said Harvey.
Fari Iravani, a Didsbury resident, told BBC News, “We are trying to hold on as long as we can, and hopefully it will pass. If there is a continuation of the rain and the storm, that’s going to be a problem.”
Iravani also highlighted the struggles of evacuating amid a pandemic. “During corona where do you evacuate to? You don’t want to impose yourself on other people,” he said.
As of 06:00 LT on January 21, ‘severe flood warnings’ are in place for River Mersey at East Didsbury, River Mersey at West Didsbury and Northenden, River Bollin and Agden Brook at Little Bollington (south of Dunham Massey), and River Bollin at Heatley (between Dunham Massey and Lymm).
North Wales resident Dafydd Vaughan told Sky News that the situation in the area was “unbelievable” and “bizarre”, with snow aggravating the flooding situation.
“Most of the hill roads are impassable because of snow and most of the lower land roads are impassable because of floods.”
While sandbags have been laid to control the flooding, waters had already infiltrated some homes, Vaughan added.
“There are properties flooded at the moment and emergency services are there, the fire brigade’s there pumping floodwater out of that area and back into the river.”
“It looks like they’re successful but when the next high tide comes at around five o’clock we could be looking at a similar situation again.”
According to Lee Rawlinson of the Environment Agency, flood basins on the River Mersey at Didsbury protected people’s properties in the area overnight.
“The top of the river came within centimeters of the top of the river bank but our defenses there have served their purpose and kept those properties dry. But it was very close.”
Meanwhile, Cleveland Police warned of disruption and delays in the Redcar area after the severe weather led to road closures. Multiple crashes were reported on the M5 near Bristol, including a pile-up involving five cars and an overturned lorry, due to icy conditions.
The agency issued more than 190 flood warnings across England and 3 in Wales, five of which are severe. An Amber warning for snow is in place for southeast Scotland.
“Exceptionally high river levels brought on by last night’s rain could continue to affect parts of the northwest of England today and may also bring flooding to parts of Yorkshire today and Friday, with a risk of damage to buildings in some communities,” said Craig Woolhouse, Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency.
“There’s also a chance of localized flooding of land and roads across parts of the South of England on Saturday due to further rain. We urge people to keep away from swollen rivers and not to drive through flood water – it is often deeper than it looks and just 30 cm (1 foot) of flowing water is enough to float your car.”
“Colder air is now established across the UK as Storm Christoph moves away into the North Sea, and gale-force winds will impact the northeast of the country,” Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said.
The cold weather is forecast to continue throughout the weekend and into next week with some sunny spells and wintry showers, mainly in the north and northwest.
The southern half of the UK is likely to be more unsettled with some spells of rain, and perhaps also some snow.
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Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
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John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
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The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
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. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
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