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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Flooding in England Reply with quote

Griffin, are you in the midst of this? I think you said you are in East Midlands?

Any other C&Z posters live near the bad areas?
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Griffin



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gingerpale,

Here we've been lucky, tho' it rained for most of the day on Thursday, we haven't have anything like the level of water as the west along the River Severn. The Trent did flood in places but we're far from the Trent so we're fine. It has looked very wet and miserable in places tho'.

Believe it or not, some twit in the paper was still denying that this had anything to do with climate change! But a lot of older people in Gloucestershire have said that they haven't had anything like this in their lifetimes.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Dear England...oh ok...Well, Dear United Kingdom...Well, Dear ......

sunshine I imagine...and sooner than later clean living areas for those who have been watered...mud!

let's all imagine brightness after this wet wet time..

hugs to the wetlands
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you checked in, Griffin--you post pretty often and went silent for a couple of days--I thought I remembered Leicester as your whereabouts, but I certainly don't have a clear picture!
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Donna



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Griffin, I'm glad all is well with you and that you're dry!

I haven't heard from my friends in Dorset, although from what I can glean from the Envronment Agency and various maps, they're well out of it. I will call them today to make sure.

Hope all our C&Z friends in UK are safe. Be sure to wear your macs & wellies! I'll be praying for sun!
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Nicki



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its absolutely vile! The environment agency have declared this the worst July rain on record. Doesn't take a degree to work that out though!
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Griffin



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's finally become dry... for a bit! We are used to rain, but not like this. It did give us a chance to talk about our favourite subject and how it's been worse tho'!!

It's warming up now and August will probably take us to the other extreme and into the bleak sunshine.

It was utterly vile tho'. Raw sewage mixed with floodwaters in the streets and houses contaminating furniture and curtains. It reduced grown men to tears and ruined businesses as well as costing the insurance businesses thousands.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only thousands dear Griffin?
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Griffin



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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only thousands dear Griffin?


Ahem! Embarassed And now you know why I was never any good at maths! Actually a 2 billion figure was mentioned on the news this morning!! So only a teensy bit more than the thousands I mentioned...!! Rolling Eyes

At least it's not flooding any more even if today looks a bit cloudy.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

should I leave THE parcel for a week or two...don't want it turning to papier mache Wink

Griffin...do the opposite of a rain dance ~ top hat, white tie, 'n tails..
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