Flooding

Let’s have a thought for all those impacted by the heavy rain over the past days in Scotland and Northern UK. The local river broke its banks and rushing water flowed over the playing fields just beside where I am staying. No danger of being inundated although the houses in the picture have been. Having fast flowing, uncontrolled, water close by brings the danger of flooding close to home. Thankfully the rain has stopped falling and the sun has come out!
river running over playing field
And a thought for the thousands of homes without electricity in Lancaster where the promise is that normal services will be resumed…on Tuesday.

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8 thoughts on “Flooding”

  1. It is hard to believe my eyes! There are people out on the playing field right now, paddling in their wellington boots. Presumably tying to see the fast flowing water on the edge of the field, close up!

  2. Indeed. And communities on the west coast of Ireland from Cork to Donegal where they get the ferocity straight off 3000 miles of the Atlantic.Desmond was the fourth storm of the winter and thousands lost their electricity.It has been one battering after another. The army has been deployed and electricity supply workers have been out in atrocious conditions restoring services.
    Having been flooded twice in the past while living on the banks of the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire I can say that it is a very unpleasant experience.It takes months to restore a property to it’s former state.
    Here in County Meath we have been fortunate.Very soggy but my roof is still intact and today has been calm,mild and the sun has come out here also.
    Most welcome.

  3. Hi Rev. Mugo
    Thankfully for us our part of Lancaster (Moorlands) got its power back and other parts of the city are starting to get theirs back too. The mobile phone network is still down.
    Took a stroll into town as did most of the population it seems. Although the waters are receding there is quite a bit of flood damage in the town centre.
    While living on a steep hill has the disadvantage of having to walk up it, at least rainwater runs down and away.
    So that’s two things to be grateful for.

    __/\__
    Norman

    1. And thanks to you Norman. I am so glad you have your power back, others not so fortunate. Hopefully see you and others at the Lancaster Meditation Group tomorrow evening, weather permitting.

  4. Hi: Another day, another deluge. Life on an island is always fraught with the fear that some sort of giant wave, or horrendous rainstorm, will engulf all. Then, when the sun shines out and the waters recede, there’s always a warm sense that we have once again escaped a watery grave, or at least a good soaking. Vancouver Island is big and beautiful but whenever I walk by the ocean in Victoria, the storm lashed waves crashing over the seawalls seem to seep farther inland. The shape of things to come.

    1. Yep, I know what you mean. I lived by the sea in Sussex in early life. The sea was never very far away although too young to appreciate the dangers. Living in blissful unknowing, just enjoying the water in sea, stream and river. Love water.

  5. The field is back to being green. Many of the roads are passable in the area and we await the next bout of the wet stuff falling from the skies.

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