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Monday, 26 November 2012

England and Wales under water

England and Wales under water

Yesterday I travelled by car from SE London to Manchester in the NW. I have never seen so much of the country under water. All rivers I crossed had burst their banks and the surrounding fields were completely underwater with the cows and sheep gathering on the higher ground. As the route I take is completely on Motorways, I don't go through any towns, so I can only imagine how bad it is for home owners living beside the rivers. There are something like 260 flood warnings for today as the rain continues to fall. They are expecting a month's rain in a day in Wales. It was only in September when I took Mum to see her brother in North Wales when we were caught up in floods there. Driving along unfamiliar roads I ended up driving through a flood which was much deeper than I realised. Fortunately we did get through but having my 91 yr old Mum in the car I had visions of having to call out a helicopter to rescue her.

Yesterday was Mum's 92nd birthday which she celebrated in the nursing home but today we are going out for a meal. Fingers crossed we don't encounter any floods on the way.

4 comments:

  1. I have been tempted to drive through a flooded street but now I am careful to avoid them. It helps in the Pacific Northwest when you see salmon swimming across the roadway! You are lucky you didn't get yourself in trouble. Happy birthday to your mum! :-)

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  2. Hope things dry out soon. But, oh, how wonderful to have a mum you can take out for dinner on such a prestigious birthday!

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  3. The rain's been pretty bad in Spain (see what I did there! lol!) too... crazy wet Fall! At least the reservoirs are full.

    Have a lovely dinner with your mom! And stay dry! ;o)

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  4. I have seen this disaster on TV ! Terrible. We are not spoiled with the weather neither, we had a storm with 100 km/h and rain of course, but no flooding this time ! Have a nice dinner with your mum !

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