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Stormageddon - The south gets windy and wet


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#61 Wolford6

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:17 AM

No, mine's got two erect fingers in case Silverwood is reffing.

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#62 Trojan

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:40 AM

My son-in law's mother and his sister and her husband live at Burringham, right next to the Trent. He runs a posh car repair and restoration business and the flood has wrecked two Alfa Spyders and a Ferrari.  There was a tidal surge and the garage is buried in 5 feet of mud.


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#63 Ullman

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 01:54 PM

My son-in law's mother and his sister and her husband live at Burringham, right next to the Trent. He runs a posh car repair and restoration business and the flood has wrecked two Alfa Spyders and a Ferrari.  There was a tidal surge and the garage is buried in 5 feet of mud.

The surge that came down the Humber was so high it reached a long way down the Trent and Ouse.

 

I know Burringham well, I often cycle down the road that follows the Trent down from Keadby Bridge. The river defences are so high you can't see the Trent from the road. For it to come over the top shows just how powerful the surge was.


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#64 Ullman

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:26 PM

The Ibis Hotel in Hull City centre has 19 rooms flooded and has no power.

I lost all sympathy when the hotel manager appeared on TV wearing a Hull KR top.


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#65 Saint Billinge

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:28 AM

My son-in law's mother and his sister and her husband live at Burringham, right next to the Trent. He runs a posh car repair and restoration business and the flood has wrecked two Alfa Spyders and a Ferrari.  There was a tidal surge and the garage is buried in 5 feet of mud.

 

That's some mess to clean up. The houses hanging over the cliff tops show how severe the storm was. Some posters on here have previously said that worse disasters happen abroad and true, but then it doesn't make it any easier when people suffer badly over here. 


Edited by Saint Billinge, 08 December 2013 - 08:32 AM.


#66 ckn

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

How some Germans handled the flooding:

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#67 Wolford6

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:42 PM

How some Germans handled the flooding:

 

 

 

That picture doesn't show Das Boot; it's submerged and about to torpedo the hospital ship.

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#68 Futtocks

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:29 PM

A couple who watched their home fall into the sea during last week's tidal surge say some of their last few belongings have now been stolen.

 

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#69 Saint Billinge

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:08 PM

A couple who watched their home fall into the sea during last week's tidal surge say some of their last few belongings have now been stolen.

 

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The lowest of the low. News up here told of children's gravestones being vandalised and teddy bears, toys, flowers etc being stolen. 



#70 808tone

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:55 PM

A couple who watched their home fall into the sea during last week's tidal surge say some of their last few belongings have now been stolen.

 

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It's mad as you wouldn't think your house would be gulped up by the sea in the UK..



#71 Methven Hornet

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:33 PM

It's mad as you wouldn't think your house would be gulped up by the sea in the UK..

 

The sea will gulp anything given half the chance. Much of the east coast of England is vulnerable to erosion and there doesn't seem to be an awful lot you can do. That said, I think a lot of the material gets washed up somewhere else, so there will be places where land is being created. Not a lot of consolation if your house has been destroyed.


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#72 Futtocks

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:04 AM

It's mad as you wouldn't think your house would be gulped up by the sea in the UK..

When my dad lived in Scarborough, he promised to take me for a meal at the Holbeck Hall hotel whose restaurant was supposed to be very good. Unfortunately, before I my next visit, most of it had disappeared down the cliff onto the beach.

 

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#73 Saint Billinge

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:51 AM

I remember visiting Robin Hood Bay some years back and seeing ships bringing huge rocks over from Norway to protect the coast. That said, some people complain not enough is being done in other areas.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:28 AM

The next storm is due to hit today.  The train companies have pre-emptively cancelled 50 trains out our way tonight and said there's no trains running tomorrow until 10am.


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#75 St Reatham

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

It's pretty windy down South today I must say.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:45 PM

The floods have finally got to this little part of Suffolk.  The little brook by our house has at least doubled in size to about 12ft across and is fairly flowing down rather than gently trickling as it used to.  The pic below was taken from our side window this morning showing that the water at least 3-4ft above where it normally is and has partly flooded the field, it's a good foot or so higher since and is almost reaching that path shown.  No danger to our house though unless it goes up by at least 6 foot more and that's so unlikely it's almost inconceivable.

 

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#77 Padge

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:39 PM

I'd like a nice house by the river, wait long enough you will have.

 

I'd like a nice house by the coast, wait long enough you will have.

 

Nature will change the landscape, man just helps, in certain places, for it to happen quicker.

 

The more beautiful and desirable a place is to live in, the more dangerous it is to be there when it comes to the effects of water.

 

The sad thing is because the ones who can afford to live downstream in the nice areas don't want to pay their fair share, and gain influence to stop things like dredging, the more it affects people upstream.

 

When local fishing villages etc. were the preserve of fishermen etc they knew the value of looking after the landscape, and would burden the cost.

 

Once the money idiots who believe in the Thatcher No Society model move in and see things as a pointless expense you get things that were easily avoidable by pulling together and a few bob being thrown in the pot turning into major problems.

 

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:45 PM

I'd like a nice house by the river, wait long enough you will have.

 

I'd like a nice house by the coast, wait long enough you will have.

 

Nature will change the landscape, man just helps, in certain places, for it to happen quicker.

 

The more beautiful and desirable a place is to live in, the more dangerous it is to be there when it comes to the effects of water.

 

The sad thing is because the ones who can afford to live downstream in the nice areas don't want to pay their fair share and gain influence to stop things like dredging, the more it affects people upstream.

 

 

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I remember a councillor talking to me about cuts like dredging at a council meeting once, he was even more cynical than me.  He said: "Imagine that a council has to make £1m of cuts, what do you cut?  Things that only happen if there's a problem, and there hasn't been one for 20+ years, or things that'll directly affect you getting re-elected next time round?  Easy choice for the vast majority of politicians."

 

I also remember the days when government ministers used to accept accountability for their decisions.


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#79 JohnM

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:16 PM

You must be older than you make out then. :)



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:16 PM

Some of the storm coverage today from Somerset way is quite scary.  Some very nasty weather and damage caused.

 

It's getting old now, we've had the very bad weather, can't we just get back to normal conversational weather about how cold/hot/windy/dry/wet/snowy/slushy/humid it is?


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