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    Heavy Rain

    Just got hit by that heavy rain sweeping South London. Now my poor library has a water park for an entrance corridor. We have big bins everywhere to catch the rain as it comes in, half filled one already! Luckily it is dying down.

    Anyone else had to do some impromptu cleaning/closing/panicking?

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    The road near the school that a lot of our sixth form park in has a big dip in the middle, and the drains around here can't cope with anything heavier than drizzle - water is actually coming OUT of the drain as run-off from higher ground saturates the drainage system.

    Many of them now have water above the top of the wheel, and the police have cordoned it off to through traffic.

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    At our old school the library leaked at the slightest drizzle, luckily not at our new site. However, the underfloor heating from the middle floor burst over our reception last week, I had a panic phone call just before 8am to tell me that the water was heading towards the server room and to get in very quickly!! Luckily someone had put towels in front of the door and the staff were brushing and mopping the water away from the server room door!!!

    The worrying thing is, if our receptionist had been sat at her desk she would have been seriously burnt

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    Well, my little porch at the front of the house is leaking which I'm hoping to get fixed this weekend weather permitting. It's got a tent ground sheet covering it at the moment to keep it dry. I also came down to make the coffee's for me and the better half to find water running down the walls. Looks like wifey did not pull the shower curtain across properly and lots was running down from the bathroom to the kitchen.

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    We live in an old victorian townhouse, and theres a bit at the back of the house that used to be a small courtyard, which has been roofed and brought inside as part of the house.

    But its still got external drainpipes running down the walls and under the floor, and whenever it rains too heavily for the drains to cope the water rises up through the floor and turns it into a nice inch deep swimming pool

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe90bass View Post

    The worrying thing is, if our receptionist had been sat at her desk she would have been seriously burnt
    Instead, she's been suspended for leaving her post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjabeaver View Post
    Looks like wifey did not pull the shower curtain across properly and lots was running down from the bathroom to the kitchen.
    D'oh, both my wife and daughter do this all the time.....


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    So far we just had damp / a leak in the paper store. Had a teacher reporting "my (laser) printer is smoking". PFY set off equipped with fire extinguisher to investigate - turns out the paper was damp / wet and the laser printer was emitting a fair amount of steam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMason View Post
    Instead, she's been suspended for leaving her post?
    As it was about 7:45 in the morning we'll let her off this time

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