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#1 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 14:14

Have you personally or know of anyone whos been affected by the floods? I thought the ones last year were worse? Maybe thats just my view on it but certainly the portrayal of the media made it sound worse last time....




#2 Daedroth

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 14:45

This years floods are worse, they are affecting more areas for a longer period of time. Some areas in the West Country have been flooded since around Christmas time.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:49

A member of my family lives near Dawlish (literally just down the road).

It's a shame that Network Rail will move the rail line inland, but then we may never get flooding like this again for years.

 

Where I live we have one huge puddle that is over one side of the road and that's it, so pretty boring.  But then I live pretty high up.  A 15 min drive down the road and the weather is completely different - it can be cold and foggy where I live but a few miles away it's blazing sunshine.



#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:52

Just this very moment I'm now see snow in Wolverhampton



#5 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:00

I live in Wolves, as mentioned earlier, my street is inclined so all run off goes somewhere else, I've seen the farmlands over most of the mid/southern half of the country near uk motorways, and they're all flooded, I can only imagine the horrors farmers must be facing (lost crops etc...) I don't personally know anyone to date who was affected, but feel for those who are..

 

Like I said my street's inclined so the floodwater runs off into the main road away from where I live, and I happen to know that the main road's drainage cannot cope with it. Last year (or maybe it was the year before) the shops on that main road had sandbags on their doorsteps as the water did in fact get that high, (but usually it doesn't last long) to give an idea, most of the small shops around here have a good 6+ inch step up, to get into the shops



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:06

I live in the south on the Surrey/Hampshire border. Visited Guildford a few weeks ago and there are still shops shut at the bottom of the high street. Looking inside you can see the amount of damage done by the water. Never good to see that. 



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:19

Oddly enuff I live in one of the wettest places on Earth, (Scotland) and aside the constant drizzle. Nothing.

Feel bad for the folk of Devon etc, been there lots on holiday visiting my Uncle.

As several folk have suggested. Government should be using some foreign aid money to undo the cuts they made to the Environment Agency`s budget and get more pumps imported/brought in and adequate mitigation taken!



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:43

Records for Jan show that my own area of scotland has had 225% of normal rain.... and Feb it's rained here everyday except yesterday so far...



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:18

Where i am. Other than the constant wind, rain and flooded roads. It isn't as bad as some places in the UK.

Just now and then you have to take the scenic routes to get to places.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:32

Haven't had it *too* bad in London.

 

However the other day I drove out to Essex and had a very hard drive home along. Country lanes + massive puddles with a little "hot hatchback" are not fun!



#11 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 20:55

Haven't had it *too* bad in London.
 
However the other day I drove out to Essex and had a very hard drive home along. Country lanes + massive puddles with a little "hot hatchback" are not fun!

lol v6 omegas are very much fun in those weather enviroments ;)

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 20:58

We've had some torrential rain and storms since before Christmas in my area of Scotland, but no flooding.

 

Snow today :( (N)



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:47

Apart from heavy rain/wind, no floods here. Good thing I live close to the Thames Barrier and on top of a hill :p



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 20:22

So what does everyone think of this idea? I have ample space and bandwidth I am going to use that website to create a very simple webpage that has three sections with all the CEO/High Level contacts. 

 

  • Council Leaders/Emergency Services/Government Contacts
  • Insurance Companies
  • Any other, News Outlets.

 

Then send this around all the social media outlets for people to share and get around people in affected flood areas in the UK at the moment.

 

Which Councils do you know that are affected and also which are the leading insurance companies. 



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 21:53

We've had some torrential rain and storms since before Christmas in my area of Scotland, but no flooding.

 

Snow today :( (N)

 

We had lightning last night was really impressive but the hail that followed wasn't :no: