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1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

flooding in middle England

This was even crazier than last time! I got stuck in traffic friday visiting friends for five hours but apparently in some places whole towns had been turned into islands, people being airlifted out of homes, children being ferried from school on lifeboats...bizarro

Submerged car

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

So, is that red car yours Mim...;)

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Its unbelievable - just checked the weather for Belfast for the rest of the week - more freaking rain. I really dont know how much more we can take - we are seriously not ready for this deluge!

The price of food will be on the rise too with the amount of crops ruined! I bet even beer starts to go up in price if the hops and barley are wrecked!

4. Posted by Nicip (Full Member 112 posts) 9y

Dont even get me started on floods

I live in Herefordshire,one of the worse hit areas and we were flooded in for two days

I live out in the country and my house is just surrounded my fields.My dad trains racehorses and his gallop has been completely washed away by the floods which is just not nice.

After telling us not to go anywhere all day he decided to go to the pub , and he gets the car stuck in a flood down the lane. We had to go on the quad bike to tow him out. The car was full of water!

And the flood was so deep that the Quad bikes wheels left the ground and we actually floated across the flood haha!

Then yesterday our water supply into the house was cut off and it still hasnt come on yet. Cant wash our hands,have a shower,flush the toilet or anything (well we can go to the loo but we have to go outside to one of the water tanks in the fied and get a bucket of water to flush the loo with when we're done).

Im going to try and adventure into Hereford town today to my Gym so i can have a shower there, dunno if i will be able to get there yet.

I managed to drive to the garage down the road yesterday and there are abandoned cars everywhere on the road, some on the side, some even in the middle of the road. Some f*****s have broken into the cars cus all their widows were smashed.

One more thing......

Our ceiling caved in yesterday from the rain!!!!!! In our hallway........... it scared the life out of me cus i was nearby!!

MOAN OVER!

5. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 9y

Quoting Purdy

I bet even beer starts to go up in price if the hops and barley are wrecked!

AAAAGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually, prices for these crops are set well in advance......but in 2006 both Europe and Australia had a particularly bad crop of barley and hops. Prices for raw ingredients have shot up, and some hops are completely unavailable. Brewers that haven't booked these commodities for the next few years may not be able to brew.

Also, you have our sympathies on the quantity of rain you've received. I see that some areas were set to receive 5 cm of rain on Saturday. That would be a nice gentle soaking for us here. By way of comparison......

Texas Floods

Texas covers 695,356 sq. km.....the UK covers 243,000 sq. km..........some areas of Texas received, from 10pm Friday night to 10am Saturday morning (12 hours).......wait for it...................more than 43 cm of rain!!!!!!!!!!

Fortunately, the US slopes down, so most of the runoff went into Mexico.....

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting beerman

Quoting Purdy

I bet even beer starts to go up in price if the hops and barley are wrecked!

AAAAGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Brewers that haven't booked these commodities for the next few years may not be able to brew.

Oh my dear lord - the end of the world may indeed be upon us. Our consumption of beer may be in jeopardy - MAN THE LIFEBOATS!

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 23, 2007, at 8:41 AM by Purdy ]

7. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I live in a part of the Netherlands where we know what flooding can do. A couple of years ago (in 1993 and 1995), we had some serious floods here as well. Where I lived then we didn't have a problem, as it lies about 15-20 metres above the river, but the place where I live now was flooded and it wasn't a pretty sight when the water retreated.

All the best to you guys (and girls), try to make the best of it.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 23, 2007, at 2:12 PM by Herr Bert ]

8. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

Just come to Iceland, we've been pretty much rain free this whole summer. It's just now starting to rain a little bit, but we haven't had such a dry summer since.... ever...

9. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

Quoting Nicip

Dont even get me started on floods

I live in Herefordshire,one of the worse hit areas and we were flooded in for two days

much sympathy to you dude, hope everything is sorted as quickly and easily as it can be mate!

10. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Just read that there are lots of floodings worldwide, not only in England. Also Haiti, Sulawesi and China are hit by severe rainfall with floodings as a consequence. Tens of people have died in these countries...