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    **** I am in the orange. I also live at the bottom of a hill

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    Sunny Norfolk here waiting for the winds.

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    The wife says "better go and buy a torch, there's going to be a power cut later"

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    Have candles should the lights go out. Small generator should the electric cut out (will last for about an hour with the TV, Sky and router switched on), plus I have a woodgas stove (camping size) should we need to cook anything. I dont see this being an issue.

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    Went and got supplies earlier. Food that doesn't need cooking, candles and matches, and my tech has said he has a generator he can lend me if needs be. I'm basically right on the coast, and my roof already leaks... I'm screwed.

    On the upside. I also have beer. And whiskey.

    Kinda hoping the water table doesn't rise at work - our server room is in the basement, and the water table is around 1 inch below floor level. Any increase means flooded server room. Luckily, there's about 2 inches before it then hits the equipment in the rack.
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    Any one have a UPS ?

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    Not any more. Used to. Got rid of it - don't remember why I did actually! Worked fine... Think it was a space thing.

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    I am thinking of powering down all of the home servers tonight, just in case.
    Was going to go in tomorrow morning and tidy the office, but I have just read this:

    Major disruption
    Severe weather forecast for Sunday night and Monday

    High winds and heavy rain are forecast across the South East of England on Sunday night and Monday morning. Services of all rail operators including First Capital Connect are expected to be severely disrupted and may be suspended on some routes. The storm is expected to be strongest over night and is likely to lead to fallen trees and damage to buildings. In the interests of safety, it is highly likely that no trains will operate until after 0900 on many routes as we have to ensure that nothing is blocking the railway. For the remainder of the day we are expecting to have to operate a revised timetable with fewer and slower services to allow additional safety checks to take place. We advise you not to travel.We are required to implement a revised timetable or if services are disrupted, we will advise you here. We strongly advise you to check before traveling. We are very sorry for any disruption you do experience. We are working with Network Rail and all other rail operators to ensure that we deliver as consistent and safe a service as possible. You can read more about severe weather and how it affects our services here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    ...In the interests of safety, it is highly likely that no trains will operate until after 0900 on many routes as we have to ensure that nothing is blocking the railway...
    Southern Trains have already confirmed this for their services:

    Link: Urgent travel information for Monday 28 October - no early morning train service due to storm risk : Southern

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    The Storm Approaching Sunday/Monday-bxl7vl8cyaa4ux3.jpg
    Latest from Met Office twitter.

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    I say bring it, some of the pictures of up and the down the country that friends have posted on FB makes me think its going to be a hell of a night, suppose we will know in a few hours.

    Looks like my trip to Manchester tomorrow is in doubt, suites me fine!

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    You don't need the Met Office when you have Edugeek!

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    Err. I've got no supplies. No camping kit. Should I worry now, or later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Err. I've got no supplies. No camping kit. Should I worry now, or later?
    I doubt it is a situation where you need to worry about supplies unless you have nothing at all in the house.

    When I originally posted what I had in mind was how senior staff/teachers would react if this were to occur on a normal school day. I have no doubt that many staff would not be able to make it in. In all the years I have been working [not just in education but in my other jobs too] I have NEVER been beaten by the weather: Never been unable to get into work and do a normal days work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I doubt it is a situation where you need to worry about supplies unless you have nothing at all in the house.
    That was me. All I had in was frozen meat.

    When I originally posted what I had in mind was how senior staff/teachers would react if this were to occur on a normal school day. I have no doubt that many staff would not be able to make it in. In all the years I have been working [not just in education but in my other jobs too] I have NEVER been beaten by the weather: Never been unable to get into work and do a normal days work.
    We had to close a while back due to all the roads into town flooding. I've never been beaten by the weather, as I live within walking distance if work.

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