Flood

Synopsis: Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the Barrier, torrents of water pour into the city. The lives of millions of Londoners are at stake. Top marine engineers and barrier experts Rob, his ex-wife Sam and his father Leonard Morrison, have only a few hours to save the city from total devastation. A real probability in a real location. It is not a question of if, but when London floods.
Director(s): Tony Mitchell
Production: RHI Entertainment
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.8
Year:
2007
110 min
107 Views


Malcom? Have you got the

latest tidal readings from Wick?

Lost the signal from the

monitoring station.

What was the last reading

before we lost the signal?

What? That's got to be a mistake.

(Woman on TV) Despite attempts to limit

loss of life and property damage...

the residents of Maine

on the east coast face

the grim task of cleaning

up a shattered state.

- The storm unleashed...

- (Woman) It's a few more days.

And your dad's really been

looking forward to having you over.

Yes, he has!

I am not patronising you.

- (Dialling tone)

- Mel? Mel?

She hung up on me.

- Please tell me I was never like that.

- (Chuckles)

- More tea?

- Please. Preferably with a sedative.

(Gran) How about with a biscuit instead?

There's water pouring through the door.

(Creaking)

Mum!

Mum!

Oh!

Oh, no!

Open!

Oh!

Open!

Open!

Your sister's going to kill me.

I promised her you'd be on time.

We better hurry up, then.

You need to review this. Pressure's

continuing to drop in the North Sea.

Press offices are pushing for further

updates. We're inundated with requests.

- I need to run the shipping forecast

by you. - OK. OK. Quiet, everyone!

This storm we've been tracking for the

last few days, I need everything on it.

Where it's headed, how fast.

Get me the latest atmospheric

pressure reports for the Northeast.

Everything you've got

from the British Oceanic Data Centre.

In 40 minutes, I'm briefing

the Deputy Prime Minister.

(Woman) The Thames Barrier

became operational in 1983

and is the largest fixed tidal

defence system in the world.

It has ten moveable gates stretching

and is capable of holding back

billions of gallons of water

that would otherwise

flood London.

- The Barrier is what...

- Lets you sleep safely at night.

Good morning.

(Computer voice) Samantha Morrison

(Woman) You're clear.

Miss Morrison, these came for you.

Ha. Thank you.

- (Samantha) Good morning, Frank.

- Boss.

See the news?

If you're referring to football,

I don't want to talk about it.

I'm not.

This will be what you're

interested in, then.

Figures for the tidal gauges

at Moray and Aberdeen.

Things aren't looking too clever

with this storm in Scotland.

Ten hours to high tide.

Recalculate the tide's expected height

when it reaches London Bridge.

- I'll activate the protocol for a

high tide closure. - No problem.

(Woman on TV) The rescue

operation continues in Wick.

Despite hazardous conditions

air rescue support is being called in

but those in need of rescue

far outnumber available resources

leaving many stranded on rooftops

The figures from Wick show the current

death toll at 21. Another 15 are missing.

We can expect those

numbers to rise.

We're still waiting for reports

from further along the coast.

The Prime Minister is calling in

from Australia in ten minutes.

- So I need to know why

we had no warning. - Sir.

Isn't this the storm that hit

the east coast of the US?

Sir, forecasting is not

an exact science.

Haven't you been tracking it for five

days? - The storm is constantly changing.

- You have models.

- With respect, sir...

When a storm surge is

moving this fast, there's

no means of predicting

exactly what it will do.

By the time we have new data,

it's already out of date.

- What's gonna happen next?

- Well, based on the available data...

the storm is moving northeast

back into the North Sea.

- So, the worst of it's over?

- I believe so.

Though actually you can't predict what

this storm is going to do at all. Can you?

I'm confident about this, sir.

Deploy full emergency services

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