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Stormageddon - The south gets windy and wet

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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!

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Nah, its just a storm in a worldcup.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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

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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?  ;)

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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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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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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! 

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

 

Quite.

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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.

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

You are Gareth Hock and I claim my £5.

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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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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.

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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?

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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?

 

Thats normality though. High winds and people dying due that does not happen everyday.

 

Did not know you lot on the Lincs coast had electricity yet anyway.

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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?

 A sense of proportion? Absolutely

 

How many people have died this year due to storms? - I'd say today is well above the average and my comment about no electricity was an aside - I can cope a few days without leccy if it means my famly and I staying alive

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Understood.   One of my guys went to The Netherlands on Sunday on a video job, Finally got back at 1.30 this morning after a rough channel crossing. He reckons that the wind was at its strongest on Monday morning exactly were he was  and that  he saw more trees blown down there than in the UK. However, as the damage reports come in it is clear that the death toll and damage in the UK is high.

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Understood.   One of my guys went to The Netherlands on Sunday on a video job, Finally got back at 1.30 this morning after a rough channel crossing. He reckons that the wind was at its strongest on Monday morning exactly were he was  and that  he saw more trees blown down there than in the UK. However, as the damage reports come in it is clear that the death toll and damage in the UK is high.

 

I'm in the Netherlands this week, on tour with my band.  There are loads of trees down everywhere, and I saw two artics on their sides yesterday.  The wind was horrendous, in both the countryside and in the cities.

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He was in Nieuwleusen, Pata Honda WSB team.

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