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Floods?

Post by byrontiger » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:20 pm

Cant move down here. All the roads are flooded to about 2ft.

How has it been in your area?
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Re: Floods?

Post by BJ. » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:17 pm

If we get flooded, you can say goodbye to most of southern Derbyshire as we're approximately 400 feet above sea level here.
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Re: Floods?

Post by Kinoulton » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 pm

We have no floods up here, no thanks to the Environment Agency who are bl**dy useless. Being surrounded by agricultural land, which can absorb immense amounts of water before the water table rises too hign, even though we're only a few feet above sea level.

We also have a series of relief ditches dug over the centuries which the EA, bless 'em, say then can no longer maintain.

However, the major problem comes in concrete jungles like Hull where the water has nowhere to go except down a few drains that can't cope with the volume.
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Re: Floods?

Post by BJ. » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:30 pm

Surprise surprise! There's some flooding in the SE of England so guess what the main news item was on the BBC's 6 o'clock news tonight.
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Re: Floods?

Post by Bill W (2) » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:48 pm

No unusual flooding here BJ. Water table is high - but not abnorbably. And we still have a hosepipe ban!!
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Re: Floods?

Post by old one eye » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:23 am

Great news, the hosepipe ban has been lifted.

May be the rain will stop so i can water the garden. :smt005

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Re: Floods?

Post by cornish tigress » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:23 pm

Considering we have had non stop rain for weeks, it is surprisingly OK here beside the Tamar. My village has 3 rivers flowing through it, but they seem to be doing their job and coping with the run off.
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Re: Floods?

Post by byrontiger » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:49 pm

I've had problems logging in. BJ not my fault what the BBC reports, guess that a flooded hospital (including morgue) will attract attention.

The problem is mainly too much building on flood plains. Yet the planning councillors allow more and more. It's just going to make life a misery.

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Re: Floods?

Post by Bill W (2) » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:21 pm

Testing cookie theory!
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Re: Floods?

Post by cornish tigress » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:17 am

you're just eating them aren't you Bill?
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Re: Floods?

Post by Bill W (2) » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:32 pm

cornish tigress wrote:you're just eating them aren't you Bill?
Alas I do not have a sweet tooth!!


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Re: Floods?

Post by Kinoulton » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:42 am

Our barns are choc-a-block with wet Swallows.

I suspect some of the younger ones are querying as to why they left sunny South Africa and flew 6,000 miles to come here!
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Re: Floods?

Post by sam16111986 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Loughborough town centre has a couple of inches of standing water in places, that midday storm was a tad to much for the drains. A lot of shops shut due to the flooding and some market traders looking a little disgruntled.

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Re: Floods?

Post by kingol22 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:53 pm

Some of the roads round knighton park are flooded.

Some of the worst weather I've ever seen and i was standing in the middle of it :smt009

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Re: Floods?

Post by BJ. » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:38 pm

Around 11.00-11.30 today it went so dark here I had to put the big light on to work as I couldn't read the book in front of me and I was only sat three feet away from the window at the time. The thunderstorm was short and sharp but luckily the council managed to clean the drains last week so we didn't get our usual lakes of standing water on the roads.
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