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Post  Panda on Mon 28 Oct - 14:14

Iris wrote:Nothing much happened here.  It was all a bit of a damp squib.  Although it's freezing today, I have had to go and put the central heating on!
I havn't even got the any heating on ....yet. I don't know if you or anybody remember the Winter of the late sixties, I was living in a Flat in London at the time. It seemed to last forever , deep snow, freezing cold and frozen water pipes. I was working for Monsanto Chemicals in Victoria Street and they were amazing. Every day they handed out plastic containers of water and if you couldn't carry them , they would pay for a taxi or get someone who lived in your area to take you home. They had a very hands on approach to Staff and if you had a Client problem and your immediate Boss was away, you could go and speak to a Director . Proper Restaurant with Waitress Service and subsidised meals.....where would you find all that today???

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Mon 28 Oct - 15:30

Tragically there have been four fatalities due to the storm.
 
http://news.sky.com/story/1160557/storm-four-people-killed-by-falling-trees

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Post  Panda on Mon 28 Oct - 16:24

Not Born Yesterday wrote:Tragically there have been four fatalities due to the storm.
 
http://news.sky.com/story/1160557/storm-four-people-killed-by-falling-trees
Yes NBY, I read that very sad, the homes demolished by falling trees or flooded out is also very sad , bet there will be bleak Christmas festivities in a lot of homes.

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Post  Badboy on Tue 29 Oct - 0:24

HEARD HOWLING WINDS LAST NIGHT,ALMOST THOUGHT BUILDINGS WOULD BE DAMAGED,CARER SAW TREES DOWN WHILE ON WAY TO WORK

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Post  kitti on Tue 29 Oct - 11:46

Apparently, the other half off the major storm will be with us on Saturday...

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Post  Panda on Tue 29 Oct - 16:21

kitti wrote:Apparently, the other half off the major storm will be with us on Saturday...
I didn't know the Met had been so specific kitti, it is a lot colder today , but many areas were not affected by the Storm , thankfully, so maybe it won't be so fierce if it does return.

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Post  Badboy on Wed 30 Oct - 0:05

Panda wrote:
kitti wrote:Apparently, the other half off the major storm will be with us on Saturday...
I didn't know the Met had been so specific kitti, it is a lot colder today , but many areas were not affected by the Storm , thankfully, so maybe it won't be so fierce if it does return.
IS THAT THE OTHER STORM THAT IS EXPECTED?

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Post  Badboy on Wed 5 Feb - 18:47

GALES OF OVER 100MPH ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND.

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Post  Lioned on Wed 5 Feb - 19:42

Badboy wrote:GALES OF OVER 100MPH ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND.

Please no,my garden is flooded and i have some very big trees looking wobbly.

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Post  mara thon on Wed 5 Feb - 20:27

I hope you all stay safe and don´t have any major problems, the weather looks absolutely horrendous over there.

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Post  Lioned on Wed 5 Feb - 20:42

I am truly sick of this weather now.It has been raining since the end of last August ! I think we have seen the sun about 3 times for no more than a few minutes.
Another couple of weeks like this and i 'm flying South.

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Post  Badboy on Thu 6 Feb - 1:15

Lioned wrote:I am truly sick of this weather now.It has been raining since the end of last August ! I think we have seen the sun about 3 times for no more than a few minutes.
Another couple of weeks like this and i 'm flying South.
IT IS BEING SAID THAT THERE IS ANOTHER MONTHS OF RAIN.
I SEE THE DAWLISH RAILWAY HAS BEEN DESTROYED,ONCE WENT THROUGH THERE TO HOLIDAY IN CORNWALL.
IN ONE PLACE IN CORNWALL ONE HALF OF A ROAD HAS COLLAPSED,ANOTHER HAS BIG CRACKS IN IT,SOMERSET LEVELS UNDER WATER,,TEWKESBURY AREA ANNUALLY FLOODED EVERY WINTER.
WEATHER IS WORSENING POTHOLE PROBLEM ESPECIALLY IN CORNWALL.

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Post  Badboy on Fri 7 Feb - 2:02

WINDS OF OVER 105MPH EXPECTED.
COULD SOME PEOPLE BE LITERALLY BE BLOWN AWAY!

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Fri 7 Feb - 8:32

I'm sure we can all think of some deserving cases to be blown away!

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Post  kitti on Fri 7 Feb - 11:08

Why is Cameron poking his nose into Scotland's business and making a big speech about what it will do to the UK if they separate .....good luck to them, at least they get a vote .



The idiot should be in Somerset carrying sandbags and helping people save their homes and he should be setting aside money to help these people instead off sending millions to India to help them with their space programme.....

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Post  chrissie on Fri 7 Feb - 11:47

Well said kitti   

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Re: Batten down the hatches in the south of England and Wales

Post  kitti on Fri 7 Feb - 14:27

I'm ashamed to say I voted for him.....never again .



Shitting himself that WE will rebel lol ...oh I forgot, they already voted in parliament NOT to give US a vote for a referendum on the EU....silly me, i forgot I can't think for myself and we need THEM to do it for us.


Why do they bother giving us s brain, we are not allowed to us it.....why don't they when we are born, insert a microchip into our brain so that all we can say is.....'yes master'....stepford people ....if i remember theres a place where people already are like that...NORTH KOREA!!!!

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Post  Badboy on Fri 7 Feb - 19:04

I READ THAT THE COMING STORMS WILL BE WORSE THAN THE ONE IN 1987.
GOING OUT MIGHT BE HAZARDOUS.

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Post  Lioned on Fri 7 Feb - 21:43

Badboy wrote:I READ THAT THE COMING STORMS WILL BE WORSE THAN THE ONE IN 1987.
GOING OUT MIGHT BE HAZARDOUS.

I dont want another hurricane thanks.

I do feel really sorry for the people in Somerset and i agree with kitti that Charity should begin at home and not in India or elsewhere.Not saying we shouldn't help with disaster efforts abroad and humanitarian efforts.

I have mixed feelings about the Somerset flats though.They say if the rivers were dredged then it wouldn't flood but this rain has been exceptional .Sometimes you just cant hold back nature.
What about those people who see their houses drop off the cliffs into the sea due to coastal erosion, they don't get help.

What if that big tree in my garden drops on my house tonight,will Cameron come and help me cut it up ?

In the old days the farmers on the Somerset flats had to dig out their ditches by hand and pay to dredge the rivers themselves.
They are now blaming the soppy Liberal ecologists who they say prevented them doing this because they wanted to protect the wildlife on the banks.
I dont know how true that is,if it is true then maybe they have a gripe.

Personally i have never gone crying to anyone and if i dont want my house to flood i will build it on top of a
hill !Which is exactly what i did.

Thats a simplistic view i know,doesnt stop me feeling sorry for people when you see the devastation they have to deal with.







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Post  malena stool on Fri 7 Feb - 22:03

I believe the blame for many of the problems must lie with the developers and those councils who allow these developments to go ahead on flood plains. Admittedly people must have somewhere to live, but they are tearing down great swathes of our inner city areas and turning them into carparks instead of building affordable living accomodation.

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Post  Lioned on Fri 7 Feb - 22:32

Thats exactly right ms.

The farmers on those Somerset flats have probably done very well for themselves in the good times.The workers in the council houses who have to live and work somewhere have probably got to watch their carpets going rotten.
One fairly well off looking bloke in a 4x4 leaving the village was asked what he thought and he shrugged his shoulders and said "the insurance will pay "
So in that respect we ( those of us who pay to insure our homes) will be baling them out (scuse the pun).i dont mind that i suppose that will put my premiums up next year,fair enough.

We should not be building on flood plains any more.We got plenty of derelict land and old industrial estates that thatcher turned into waste land.

I think Centre Point is still empty and so is the Shard.

Loads of Highland up in Scotland if Braveheart will let us in !


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Post  Badboy on Fri 7 Feb - 22:34

malena stool wrote:I believe the blame for many of the problems must lie with the developers and those councils who allow these developments to go ahead on flood plains. Admittedly people must have somewhere to live, but they are tearing down great swathes of our inner city areas and turning them into carparks instead of building affordable living accomodation.
I HAVE HEARD OF DEVELOPERS WANTING TO BUILD ON FLOODPLAINS,SILLY IDEA.
BE SAFE EVERYONE THIS WEEKEND.

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Post  malena stool on Fri 7 Feb - 23:00

You too Badboy

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Post  Badboy on Fri 7 Feb - 23:04

malena stool wrote:You too Badboy
I THINK I MIGHT GO DOWN NEWSAGENTS TO GET SATURDAY GUARDIAN,OTHERWISE I WILL STAY IN,THE OLD PEOPLES TOWER BLOCK,ONE WINDOW WAS BLOWN OUT DURING HIGH WINDS IN JANUARY,MIGHT BE MORE THIS WEEEKEND.

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Post  malena stool on Fri 7 Feb - 23:06

Badboy wrote:
malena stool wrote:You too Badboy
I THINK I MIGHT GO DOWN NEWSAGENTS TO GET  SATURDAY  GUARDIAN,OTHERWISE I WILL STAY IN,THE OLD PEOPLES TOWER BLOCK,ONE  WINDOW WAS BLOWN OUT DURING HIGH WINDS IN JANUARY,MIGHT BE MORE THIS WEEEKEND.
Hope not

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