Today we had one of the highest flood warnings available for high tide this morning at 9am. Thankfully the flood defences held, but were smashed to pieces! Now we wait with baited breath to see how we will survive tonight’s high tide now that the sea wall’s which form part of the defence have been smashed to pieces!
Here are a few pictures I’ve chosen which sum up today’s tidal surge and the damage left behind, click on them to see them better. You can see all of the picture’s I’ve collected here. I didn’t take these pictures so thanks must go to those who did and shared them. Each photo is tagged with the photographers name.
The Harbour, road and Last Inn – Here you can see the flooding and damaged which was caused by the harbour. This road is also the main route out of town and meant that we were cut off as the road in the other direction was also closed!
Here’s a picture about a mile out of town. This is the main A road in and out
The main harbour and breaker wall
The promenade during high tide
One resident, the owner of the promenade cafe had to be rescued by the Fire Brigade despite being told to evacuate beforehand.
Even the train tracks were affected, with one train becoming stranded further down the coast in Tywyn
Things got a little nervous on the estate at one point
Once the tide had receded it was time to survey the damage, which was extensive!
And so was the damage to the train tracks.
What with the damage here and at Tywyn I think it’ll be a few days before the trains are running again
On a lighter note, my friends husband had 5 minutes of fame after he found a novel way to get to work!