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FLOODS AGAIN!!!Doh

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vistamike
vistamike
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Yikes, how I hate, with a passion, offline sponsored channels, they are enough to squeeze you

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Drizzle
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Another batterring...

Sky News

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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:(

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vistamike
vistamike
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And just when we thought it might all be over...

MINUS 20C? Britain faces coldest winter for 100 years, warn forecasters as Big Freeze follows flood

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Scott
Scott
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-3c isn't so bad, -20c however...

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SarahJames
SarahJames
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-3 when the streets are flooded is still a problem :(
Don't even want to think about -20 (if it's happening over there, we will probably have something similar too ---- whooaaaaahhhh!!!!)

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Scott
Scott
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Elfstedentocht !

-20c is pretty darn cold. We call it Wednesday.

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Lighthouse
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Get well stocked up. Extra gas, camping stoves, water, food, candles, the whole kit and kaboodle.
When temps drop that low, you may well lose all services.

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vistamike
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We in UK not used to -3 at anytime, if it does go below that then there going to major problems. -20! December through January is really going to hit the economy, the elderly and the National Health Service for starters.

UK heating bills are amongst the highest in Europe and we just got hit with another 10% increase.

UK infrastructure is appalling for the likes of flooding and really unusual cold spells.

We gotta start 'hugging' to keep warm!

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Lighthouse
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Mike. The demand would go so far up, that the power stations couldn't cope.

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Scott
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Just out of curiosity, how reputable is the Daily Mail?

Do they normally get things right or a tad bit sensational?

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vistamike
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In some...

But the source is the Met Office; http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

I like the DM because they report off side of the mainstream oft repeated doom thus making life a bit lighter now and then.

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Scott
Scott
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"...Local authorities say they are prepared for a harsh winter and have taken steps to avoid a repeat of two years ago, when a lack of gritters and snowploughs caused roads and transport networks to grind to a halt.

The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, said councils had stockpiled 1.3million tons of road salt and had ‘hundreds’ of gritters on standby."

Hope it's not needed.

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Lighthouse
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How do the guys that drive the gritters and snowploughs get to work in the morning ?

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Scott
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Lighthouse
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Smartarse :):):)

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Scott
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The folks that provide essential services know they are relied upon and have vehicles that can make it through blizzards (fairly easy) and ice storms (harder). This is a snow state where plowing is a cottage industry and it's fairly common to see folks helping each other dig out.

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Lighthouse
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Not so much the same in the UK.

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Scott
Scott
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Snow tires?

The first sentence is fairly universal.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Snow tires? Maybe one in ten thousand motorists. Probably much less. Maybe 10x that.

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