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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Flooding of the Thames

This is the Thames overflowing its banks at Chiswick in West London last weekend.






The ducks didn't seem to mind swimming along the road.



 The houses all along this road have flood barriers fitted. If you look above the wall you can just see the see through perspex with concrete supports in the corner.




 These are flood gates to prevent the water going down to the basement level. It is obviously a regular occurrence for the river to flood here especially during the Spring tides.


9 comments:

  1. I've never seen flood barriers like the clear glass ones. Hope they do their job and no wet ground floors.

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  2. It seems like your country is just not getting a break from the rain and flooding!

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  3. The flood barriers and gates are very interesting. I should think their house insurance is quite expensive.

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  4. Did you have a high tide as the river is not in flood up this end of the Thames, infact I thought of doing an update for Goring, it looks about normal again

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  5. Wow is an amazing situation

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  6. It looks like the residents are prepared for the flood. Juust hope the flood won't get any worse.

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  7. That looks so strange to see ducks swimming in the street ! Poor people. Fortunately I live far from a river and on a hill !

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  8. So much water ... hope it doesn't get worse, but obviously the people are prepared.

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