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Floods

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by skinny man0903, 18 Jan 2008.

  1. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I'm surpirsed you have time to be posting on a forum, with all the ark building that should be going on! :biggrin:
     
  2. OP
    OP
    skinny man0903

    skinny man0903 Guest

    lol.
    I was cycling through the Somerset levels and the fiields well in parts you couldn't see land just water.
     
  3. The Wye has burst its banks near where I live. Ross on Wye looks like an island.
     
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    We must be due a dry summer then eh?
     
  5. Yeah, right.:biggrin:
     
  6. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    We can only hope!
     
  7. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    We can only hop.
     
  8. As I was travelling back to the midlands from newcastle the other day many of the fields next to the railway line were under water, some was 3- 4ft deep, as you could only see the tops of the trees sticking out. Saw some people's houses VERY close to floods too. They must be worried sick.
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Being a grumpy Northerner (well, only by address;)), I'd say those look exactly like the areas around the Ouse look for at least half the winter, and sometimes in the summer too, every year I've been up here. Whole fields out at Naburn go under, and then the water gets trapped when the river goes back down.
     
  10. LLB

    LLB Guest

    The road into Maisemore from Gloucester is now closed due to flooding

    Police are warning that it is normal for this time of the year for this amount of rain. What is not normal though is the volume of water in the ground giving this flood water nowhere to go !
     
  11. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Welney Washes - frequently flooded roads these days. means those living in Welney & area can have a 40-50 mile detour to get to & from main towns in the area. And the flooding can last for months!
     
  12. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Smug song, "The Folks That Live on the Hill."
     
  13. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Just be glad that all this rain didn't fall as snow. :biggrin:
     
  14. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    People often ask me if we are flooded here in Worcestershire. I have to resist the temptation to respond that yes, we are, and that there is no dry land now between Malvern and Bredon.