Posts tagged ‘flooding’

September 24, 2019

Think a levee is going to save you from rising water? Only if you’re rich

by allthoughtswork

June 20, 2018

Never park on the beach

by allthoughtswork

Seriously, folks, don’t do it. A sneaker wave can end all your plans in seconds; a storm surge is a sneaker wave on steroids from hell. I’ve seen some shit.

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February 28, 2014

Poomageddon in London

by duncanr

dick_whittington.jpg173x173Time was when the streets of London were reputed to be paved with gold

Today, not so much –

Wonder how long we have to wait before turds in wellies show up ?

February 12, 2014

Bloody Weather

by duncanr

fatman in boat200The UK has been getting lashed with rain for weeks now, causing rivers to breach their banks, and fields and towns to be flooded. Many folk have been forced out of their homes because of the rising flood-water and many more have been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Power has been cut off to some areas, and road and rail communications disrupted (some pics of the flooding here –

(many more days of these rains and floods and Somerset will be independent of the rest of the UK long before Scots have had the chance to vote to be an independent nation once more)

Now on top of all the rain, we have strong winds to contend with. I am fortunate that despite . . .

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January 19, 2014

Fucking amazing, isn’t it?

by NobblySan

….that in this day and age, such medieval views can still┬áprevail.

Luckily, the dozy old bastard has been given the bum’s rush.

Even right wing idiocy parties have some standards.




June 22, 2013

Calgary Floods

by duncanr

I’ve lived many places in my life but two cities in particular will always have a special place in my heart.

Edinburgh Castle and bonus tulips - ImgurEdinburgh – because I was born and brought up there – always makes me emotional when I return for a visit. My spirit soars when I see that magnificent skyline and hear those long-forgotten words that were once part of my every day vocabulary

The other is . . .

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January 27, 2013

The Drunken Snowman

by duncanr

Following a plea from the UK Environment Agency to build snowmen to minimise flood damage when the blanket of snow covering the UK begins to thaw – – I set out to do my patriotic duty

Because it promised to be a cold night, I gave him a wee something to keep out the chill


Big mistake

By morning the bottle was empty and he was not just legless, he was aff his heid with the drink too


January 24, 2013

Build Snowmen – Prevent Flooding

by duncanr

snow on UK roadsMuch of the UK is currently blanketed with a covering of snow, with more forecast to fall at the weekend

The problem with snow (one of them, at least) is that, eventually, it melts – and when that day comes, there will be a serious risk of houses and property being damaged by wide-spread flooding as all that excess water is released into the system at once

Those far-thinkers in the UK Environment Agency, however, have a cunning plan to avert this threat of flooding. They are . . .

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August 5, 2012

Jesus is Alive

by duncanr

and walking on water again – this time in New Jersey

Either that, or the TV News Team are exaggerating the extent of the flooding to make a better story ?

November 26, 2009

Severe weather

by NobblySan

With all the news coverage lately about the extreme weather conditions affecting the North of England, the thousands of people stranded in Cockermouth and the floods throughout the rest of the Lake District, we shouldn’t forget that other parts of England have their share of devastating weather too.

I’ve attached a photo illustrating the damage caused to a friend’s home from a storm that passed through Southern England earlier this week.

It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take things for granted.

Take care