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21st January 2008, 12:53 PM #1
Anyone else in danger of flooding atm?
Currently Tescos is closed here (good job building the store in the lowest-lying part of town on an island between a drainage dyke and the river) and will soon be underwater if June was anything to go by.
As I drink my coffee, I hear the mournful wail of flood sirens and I'm just nipping home to see how my section of the river is doing.
21st January 2008, 12:58 PM #2
Nope, but we do have snow
21st January 2008, 01:00 PM #3
Doubt we are at risk around here. However, I was in Henley at the weekend and the river was slowly creeping up over the walls.
21st January 2008, 01:04 PM #4
Just asked the music teacher why she has got her umberella up indoors. Waters pouring in over her suit of computers so shes sat there trying to cover them lmao
Just going to check on the main computer suit as that usually gets abit damp.
21st January 2008, 01:05 PM #5
Nope, the Bristol channel would have to rise by about 20 meters to hit me, but that would mean that Bristol, Cardiff etc... would also be wiped out.
We did have a person almost beaten to death in town yesterday though. So, it isn't all sunshine and flowers here.
21st January 2008, 01:18 PM #6
21st January 2008, 01:19 PM #7
The river is very high, but the town benefits from a flood barrier which usually keeps us dry (if flooding the villages either side of us)
My son looked like he'd been swimming rather than playing rugby at the weekend though!
21st January 2008, 01:22 PM #8
I have requested jet ski's and a speedboat for our department.
21st January 2008, 01:58 PM #9
@Geoff... you don't stand much hope in Lancashire... I went to Lancaster Uni and swear it didn't stop raining for the entire first term i was there! As a Yorkshire lass, I was used to being in the shadow of the Pennines where it was a lot drier!
21st January 2008, 02:01 PM #10
That's because Preston is built on a marsh.
21st January 2008, 03:32 PM #11
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Floods don't affect us as such, the buildings remain dry, the problem is the roads close and it's an extra 15-20mins on my commute every day to divert around.
21st January 2008, 03:49 PM #12
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No floods here but a bit of indoor rain as the server room air con just decided to split a rubber hose!
21st January 2008, 04:11 PM #13
I didnt think we would ever be at risk until that day last July when there was waist deep water gushing past the school
It only ever got into underground parts of the school though, so unless it happens again but even worse, we will be alright. In fact I think the school was one of the few buildings in the surrounding estates that didnt get totally flooded
Looking fine at the minute though, it has been raining but nothing like as much as other areas. However last time we didnt get flooded by a river, it was by a deluge from higher ground, so another day of rain like July 20th and the same would probably happen again
21st January 2008, 04:45 PM #14
Was close last week, luckily it was low tide. Had it not been it could have gotten soggy round about but not here. Town was flooded back in 2001 and apparently the highest it got was to the bottom of the field and the other side of the road. In comparison to other parts of the town, the rail station looked like a canal & houses were up to second floor, we were lucky. Servers were moved off the floor though, just in case.
21st January 2008, 05:20 PM #15
As I have to travel the A1(M) and M62 to get to my schools I opted to turn around and return home after forging two flooded sections of the Wath by-pass and a local road (and we're high up!) so I expect there's problems afoot albeit small ones.
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