In a roundup report on areas hit by the bad weather in recent weeks, the Guardian reports on landslips that have hi...
In a roundup report on areas hit by the bad weather in recent weeks, the Guardian reports on landslips that have hit Isle of Wight, Brighton and Whitby (p4). The story is also featured in other newspapers includign the front page of the Times.
The Guardian says on the Isle of Wight chalets and caravans slipped into the sea and in North Yorkshire almost four miles of footpaths were lost. Rain eased in the south but Chichester is still facing problems with flooding and the town's ancient culvert carrying huge volumes of flood water is showing signs of collapse.
South Wight BC surveyor Robin McGuiness is reported as saying rain had turned underlying clay into plastic and the only response was a managed retreat.
Serious concern was growing in Whitby that parts of the port would fall into the sea. And in Brighton the new £60 million bypass is reported as being in danger as the embankment showed signs of collapse.