Flooding awareness - updated 25/07/2014
Manx Utilities is working closely with various agencies across Government including Ronaldsway Met Office, the Emergency Planning Office/Civil Defence and the Department of Infrastructure, to improve public awareness and guidance in relation to the Island’s response to flooding.
Manx Utilities staff will be attending the 2014 Agricultural shows and, with assistance from our colleagues at the Met Office, will be highlighting an informative range of topics, including how you can ‘Be Flood Prepared’ and help to protect your property or business from a risk of flooding
Please be aware there are several high spring tides forecast over the coming months, notably between:
• 10th - 15th August 2014:
• Spring tide maximum height - 13th August at 01:38 BST
• 8th - 12th September 2014:
• Spring tide maximum height - 11th September at 01:16 BST
Spring high tides are higher than normal high tides and occur twice in a lunar month. Even though spring tide heights can be forecast, weather conditions can significantly affect final heights. If high spring tides occur at the same time as low pressure weather systems, then they have the potential to cause flooding, as seen earlier this year and in previous years. Early indications are that there will not be particularly adverse weather conditions on these forthcoming occasions, however, Ronaldsway Met Office will continue to monitor the situation and will keep the various agencies and the public informed if weather conditions become likely to cause a risk of localised flooding at any time.
There are various ways to keep up to date with the weather forecast and also monitor flood risk in your area:
• Isle of Man weather forecast: www.gov.im/weather
• Local radio: Manx Radio, Energy FM and Three FM
• Isle of Man Floodline, 686100 (calls charged at local rate) - a recorded message provides current flood warning status for the Island and more detailed information about any flooding expected. The message is updated as required by the duty Forecaster at Ronaldsway Met Office
• www.gov.im/floodwatch - local flood warning information provided by Ronaldsway Met Office
• Manx Utilities website: www.manxutilities.im - flood maps and further information and advice are available on this website
• Social media sites: www.twitter.com/manx_utilities / www.facebook.com/manxutilities
By taking appropriate action and being flood prepared you can minimise the potential effects of flooding to your property.
Flooding Information - updated 03/02/2014
Please note: the Flood Maps only show the predicted likelihood of flooding from rivers or the sea for defined areas and is not sufficiently detailed to account for individual addresses. Individual properties may, therefore, not always be at the same risk of flooding as surrounding area/properties. IOMWASA believes that the Flood Map prediction and information contained therein accords with the information currently available to it, but no representations or warrenties (expressed or implied) are given with regard to the accuracy of the predicted Flood Map. To the fullest extent permitted by law the IOMWASA will not accept liability for any losses resulting in connection with the Flood Maps. These maps show the predicted levels from Saturday 1st February 2014.
The upper end of the current forecast range for the predicted high tide levels on Monday 3rd February 2014 at 13:50 hours are below those actually observed in most of the inner harbour areas on Saturday 1st February 2014, although still with significant coastal overtopping of rough waves putting water and debris across the windward roads and promenades.
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Castletown full view
Douglas Harbour Predicted Floods Map
Douglas Full View Predicted Floods Map
Fishers Hill Predicted Floods Map
Gansey Predicted Floods Map
Laxey 4.5m Predicted Floods Map
Peel 3.4m Predicted Floods Map
Peel Harbour 3.4m Predicted Floods Map
Port St Mary 3.7m Predicted Floods Map
Port Erin Promenade Predicted Floods Map
Ramsey 4.8m Predicted Floods Map
Ramsey Distant View 4.8m Predicted Floods Map
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