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Stormageddon - The south gets windy and wet


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#1 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:33 PM

Big storm on the way...

 

Many are saying it's because of low pressure and the jet stream, some that it's a sign of global warming, some cosmic rays and the position of the moon...

 

Yet we all know the real reason...

 

The Rugby League World Cup! Biggest influence on weather, transport and industrial relations in the UK...Ever!


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#2 JohnM

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:58 PM

Nah, its just a storm in a worldcup.



#3 my missus

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:09 PM

bet its nowt more than a strong breeze, always hyped up for the worse these days and then a few twigs get blown about.


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#4 gingerjon

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:27 AM

Quite a few fallen trees round here so a fair few roads blocked.

And no trains.

This means I can't get to the station and, if I could, there's no trains to get there anyway.

Gutted.
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#5 Saint Billinge

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:39 AM

bet its nowt more than a strong breeze, always hyped up for the worse these days and then a few twigs get blown about.

 

Fifty trees blown down on railway lines down south. A load of scaffolding blown down in London and cars crushed by falling trees. Not to mention a lad lost out at sea and flooded homes. They certainly got this one right. I cannot fathom out the people who decided to gather on gale swept seaside resorts. Suicidal stupidity.



#6 Larry the Leit

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:54 AM

Landed in Schiphol this morning (I'm touring with my band).  The place was deserted, according to our pilot loads of planes have been aborting their landings and circling.  There was no queue at passport control/immigration etc.



#7 JohnM

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:54 AM

Text to radio five live  from listener in Birmingham: someone's hair just got ruffled by a slight breeze.



#8 Saint Billinge

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:01 AM

Landed in Schiphol this morning (I'm touring with my band).  The place was deserted, according to our pilot loads of planes have been aborting their landings and circling.  There was no queue at passport control/immigration etc.

 

Have your groupies arrived OK?  ;)



#9 gingerjon

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:39 AM

Text to radio five live from listener in Birmingham: someone's hair just got ruffled by a slight breeze.


Did they also read out any texts from Kent about the girl who's been killed by a tree falling onto her house?
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#10 nadera78

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:44 AM

Several trees down by me. Including one that's now sticking through the back windows and fire escape of the block next door.


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#11 Saint Billinge

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:01 AM

Now over 100 trees blocking railway lines, roads blocked, two ferries stranded in the English Channel, floods etc. - and a women BBC News presenter asks an MP whether we have been over cautious in the warnings! 



#12 Larry the Leit

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

Did they also read out any texts from Kent about the girl who's been killed by a tree falling onto her house?

 

Quite.



#13 JohnM

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

Did they also read out any texts from Kent about the girl who's been killed by a tree falling onto her house?

 

I don't know, but I'd say that given that the vast  majority of the coverage on radio, on TV, on line and in print has been about the destruction and disruption that the storm has caused right across southern england, the answer has to be yes.  

 

Clearly, anything that  relieves the unrelenting misery is not welcome in some quarters.



#14 Tiny Tim

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:06 AM

Total devastation in Sussex, my watering can blew over and leaves everywhere. Garden furniture very wet!!!!

 

BREAKING NEWS: According to the local Facebook site the McDonalds just down the road from me has suffered a power cut. This following so closely after the outbreak of the 'deadly' false widow spiders in the SE. I am not sure that we can cope with much more....

 

 

 

On a serious note, sorry to hear of the two deaths.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

Set off to work at 7:15am. Got to work at 10:45am. Saw a fair bit of damage en route.


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

Set off to work at 7:15am. Got to work at 10:45am. Saw a fair bit of damage en route.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

I find these posts about it being blwon out of porportion very hard to take if I'm honest. People have died for goodness sake.

 

My wife and children are still at home without electricity too (7 hours later) so carryi on taking the wotsit - it's really funny


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#18 Larry the Leit

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:40 PM

 

My wife and children are still at home without electricity too (7 hours later) so carryi on taking the wotsit - it's really funny

 

However you'll be quids in, just one day with your house under 35ºC should save you a fortune.



#19 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:41 PM

It's Ok there's a storm due in the north next weekend.  It's the RLWC I tell you!


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#20 JohnM

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

I find these posts about it being blwon out of porportion very hard to take if I'm honest. People have died for goodness sake.

 

My wife and children are still at home without electricity too (7 hours later) so carryi on taking the wotsit - it's really funny

 

No one is laughing at others misfortune, though no one seems interested when we have power failures here on the Lincs coast..and why would they be?

 

In the UK today alone,  82 people will have been killed or seriously injured on our roads, 13 people will have died in accidents in the home and overall 1370 people will have died from all causes in the UK and there will be not one mention of these appalling stats in the news. Sure, league tables is not the way to go on this but certainly a sense of proportion is not a bad thing, is it?


Edited by JohnM, 28 October 2013 - 03:47 PM.





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