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Old 06-27-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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Flood 2007

Here are some pics of this past weekend's flood in our area.

This is Valley Gardens. Our town's entertainment complex, it paving and grassed area with a stage (behind the camera), But now its a dirty swimming pool:




Those walls peeking just above the water are waist high.

This Piggy Lane, not far from my house, which is a small alley and shortcut to the center of town. You can see fire engines in the back trying to pump out the water. Thats my brother, John (1st pic), in the water. The pathway is sloped, so beyond those railings at the back, the water would be deeper:





My brother said he went to check out the tide, and said it was rough as hell.
Theres a slope that leads down onto the beach, and he said the sea was right at the top of it.
There is also a tidal surge gate that goes across the slope entrance that was'nt closed. So if the sea was any rougher it would of flooded more.

Outside my house the street looking like a river
Luckily it wasn't deep enough to enter the house.

On the news and such they were showing pics and video from all over the area.
One was the RAF Sea King helicopter saving people from the Meadowhall Mall's parking lot in Sheffield.

There was reports of a man in Hull who had went out to clear the drain for his grandfather.
He fell down a manhole after its cover had lifted off and floated away.
Rescuers tried to save him, but the water was too much
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Scary stuff...East Belfast flooded quite badly last 2 weeks back, luckily West Belfast is on a slope so all the water just kinda runs off.

What's the forecast like for the rest of the week for you guys?
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Yo LJT, you live in East Belfast?
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Nein, I'm a Westy...I see you are a fan of Mr Nesbitt...Jekyll has been quite good
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yikes! My parents live in Lincolnshire, not far from Grimsby, and while they haven't had it as bad as all that, they did have to cancel this outdoor camping/trekking thing because of the water. Hope you're all safe!
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I'm glad you're ok, Wayne!
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Oh snap.
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Oh snap.



My eyes! I think i just went blind.......
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Wayne I am glad that you are ok! That flooding looks really bad..
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that was my line.

wayne those pictures are surreal! glad you're all alright though!
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Oh WOW! Do people there have basements?!?
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^You mean indoor swimming pools?
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It's flooding here as well.

Towns in the state's northwest are completey underwater, pubs and houses are moving kilometres downstream, one person is dead due to a tree falling on his house ...
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yikes! My parents live in Lincolnshire, not far from Grimsby, and while they haven't had it as bad as all that, they did have to cancel this outdoor camping/trekking thing because of the water. Hope you're all safe!
ah Grimsby
thats not far from me. it would be about 8 miles by boat or 60 miles if i took a car


Lies; we dont have a basement, but im sure there are some houses that do


interesting turn of events since yesterday..its now boiling hot
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Glad you are alright wayne
Maybe the heat will help you to dry out quicker
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