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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:32 PM

Floods in Britain and more rain on the way

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/24/rain-pours-down-on-saturated-britain
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The misery continued for thousands of householders and travellers as torrential rain once again pounded down on parts of the UK this weekend. More wet weather is on the way, but the Met Office says it may be replaced by a fresh hazard ice and snow later in the week.

Up to 60mm of rain is expected, much of it falling on ground already flooded after days of atrocious weather across southern England, the Midlands and Wales. Alerts were in place at notorious flood-risk hotspots including Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire and Upton upon Severn and Evesham in Worcestershire. Eight flood warnings were in place for the River Avon in the Midlands and four for the River Severn.

The Environment Agency believes around 400 properties in England and Wales have been flooded so far. It has sent out warnings to 9,000 homes and businesses. In all, 44 warnings (indicating flooding is expected) and 155 alerts (warning that flooding is possible) were in place as darkness fell on Saturday.

In Hertfordshire, police were searching for a man who is believed to have fallen into a canal in Watford after getting separated from his friends in fog. The 50-year-old was walking along a towpath in the early hours of Saturday. Fire crews searched the waist-deep canal but could find no sign of him.

An elderly man feared drowned in the River Thames at Sonning in Berkshire remains missing.

Climate change anyone???

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malaise Nov 2012 OP
Little Star Nov 2012 #1
HipChick Nov 2012 #2
malaise Nov 2012 #4
HipChick Nov 2012 #7
malaise Nov 2012 #9
madrchsod Nov 2012 #3
malaise Nov 2012 #5
madrchsod Nov 2012 #6
malaise Nov 2012 #8

Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:48 PM

1. This world has got to wake the f-up regarding climate change!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 04:56 PM

2. malaise...stop it...


Climate change?...Everyone knows the UK is about to sink into the ocean..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:25 PM

4. Don't rule it out

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:17 PM

7. London has been sinking for a while..


Heavy rains like this will just accelerate it...I don't recall if they ever upgraded the barriers like the Thames Barrier..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6231334.stm

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Response to HipChick (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:14 AM

9. Well even Cameron is tweeting about this flooding

Flood warnings issued as storms cause chaos across Britain
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/25/flood-warnings-storms-chaos-britain
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A 21-year-old woman was killed when a tree smashed into her tent while she was sleeping, as torrential rain and fierce winds continued to cause chaos in parts of the UK.

Two men who are also believed to have been in the tent, near Exeter city centre, were injured when the large tree toppled into their shelter. It is not yet known why the three were in the tent.

The government said on Sunday morning that almost 500 homes and businesses had been flooded, mainly in the south-west of England and the Midlands. Overnight four severe flood warnings meaning lives are in danger were issued for Cornwall, though by first light this had been reduced to two. Dozens of sections of roads in the west country, including the M5 and M50, were flooded .

David Cameron pledged that the government would do everything possible to assist the flood victims. In a tweet, he said: "Shocking scenes of flooding in Cornwall and around the country. Govt will help ensure everything is being done to help."

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:16 PM

3. meanwhile ..i can walk across the river where i live

the rivers watershed includes 1/2 of southern wisconsin and 1/4 of northern illinois. i`ve never seen it so low in my life.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:25 PM

5. Freaking wow!

Any snow on the horizon?

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:14 PM

6. nope... moisture records were set 5-6 years in a row then drought

my water comes from a aquifer that covers southern wisconsin and part of northern illinois. what is really troubling is whether or not the fish can survive if we have a prolonged cold spell that could freeze the river solid in places.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:41 PM

8. Damn that is serious

Hope you get some rain and soon

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