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FLOODS AGAIN!!!Doh

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Drizzle
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Here we go again and worse to come in the next few days.
This Island of ours is surely shrinking by the Day, as coastal cliffs are also collapsing.This Video inland as the Fields are already saturated.


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Lighthouse
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No hosepipe ban then yet ?

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Scott
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How close is this to you Kate?

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Drizzle
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@LH there will be!!!! and there is talk of compulsory Water Meters.

@Scott about 25 miles but the whole SW Peninsula did and will not escape,as that particular flood was from 0.4.30.am, a months rain in three hours,commuter travel was chaos, even the Main Dual carriageways were under water.
and , don't even think of Rail Travel past Exeter ( runs alongside the above Video, collapse,) as that Line runs along the Coast and with the new trains they cannot cope with the Flooding.This is our main link to the Capital...
Teignmouth in July

This is calm!!!!

I am up on Dartmoor so whilst we are mainly granite hills we draw the rain, but it runs off.
Plymouth the next Large City down from Exeter was chaos yesterday..
Tomorrow and Monday we have worse to come.Teignmouth in July

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Lighthouse
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I worked at both Start point, and Penlee FSS. They had moved the families out, but we still worked there. The places were falling down as we were there. Cliff erosion.
Never know where you will (or will not) wake up in the morning :)

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vistual
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yikes!
mother nature is really trying to make a point lately.
hoping no more damages or losses Kate ...

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LadyFitzgerald
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Pity you all can't send some of that rain to Southwestern USA. We really need it!

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vistamike
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Kate, awful.
Hope you well stocked up with the essentials, tea % biscuits etc. ( with the odd hot chocolate ).
As Johnny says Mother Nature is really having a nag worldwide at the moment.
There are so many costs / damages to consider, personal & financial and they can become endless.
Recovering from it is the nightmare.

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SarahJames
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Oh my!
Kate, keep safe!
And hope you are well stocked up like Mike says ;)

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warlock
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http://www.tivertonpeople.co.u.....story.html Terrible time for all. When will it end?

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Drizzle
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Another wild night with loss of life, respite this morning before the next onslaught..

rail

I HAVE to travel to London end of week by TRAIN DoH!!

Living here,always means stocking up, even under normal circumstances.. LOL!!!

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SarahJames
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No rain, but stormwinds here now. Hope it doesn't get as bad as you have it, Kate!

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Scott
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Kate, sending you (mostly) dry thoughts:
http://www.slideshare.net/Nubi.....na#btnNext

and likewise to Ms.James, who knows a thing or two about high water.

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Lighthouse
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What you needs, is battalions of camels, to mop it all up.

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vistamike
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After all that water, they'll soon get the dromedary

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Lighthouse
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That's why you need the Bactrian brigade.

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vistamike
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Well, they tend to get peed off doubly so

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Drizzle
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@Mike..Oh no!!!! not more wet stuff :):)

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vistamike
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What you put in comes out.

Hang on a moment, how did we end up with camels in Devon or Cornwall?

A short wellington walk brings you to this http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/Camelford/map.htm

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Scott
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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
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:(

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

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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
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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
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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
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Snow tires?

The first sentence is fairly universal.

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

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Scott
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No, not *every* motorist. Essential service personnel here and in many places have 4WD autos or snow tires on their vehicles, even studs.

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