Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Rain and flash floods

Ravenhill Road flooded, via BBC

It was fairly downcast in Belfast all morning, with the mountains covered in cloud. That lasted until about twenty past twelve when the heavens opened and torrential rain poured down on the summery-dressed people below for the next two hours or so.

Some East Belfast highlights taken from a longer BBC news story ...

Rain causes widespread flooding

East Belfast has been particularly affected by the downpour.

Connswater Shopping Centre had to close water started pouring through ceiling vents.

Declan Bailie's photo of flooded Castlereagh Road, via the BBC

Strandtown Primary School and police station have also been flooded.

Meanwhile, rainwater has leaked into the third and fourth floors of Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Deputy Speaker John Dallat warned MLAs the flooding may have damaged the building’s fire alarm system causing it to be activated by accident.

Ladas Drive flooded, via BBC

It has also been reported that cars are floating down Ladas Drive and Channing Street, off the Castlereagh Road.

Please send pictures of any flooding in your area to nipics@bbc.co.uk.

You’ll agree that some of the pictures are startling.


John Self said...

But no pics of the bridge under May's Meadow/Central Station?! Come on man, where's your consistency!

Alan in Belfast said...

It wasn't that I didn't think about it. But although the water was pouring out of the manhole cover in the middle of the road when I drove past at lunchtime, it had completely cleared by 5pm!

Bock the Robber said...

Surely Big Ian could have had a word with the Almighty and stopped this?