The day after yesterday… more and more rain. FLOODS at home

we got away with it. My house as a new river flowed past. ps the trenches at the front are the footings for a new house. this is the 3rd of 4th time they have been inundated. we really really should stop building in these risk areas.

We got away with it. My house with a new river flowing past was fine. ps the trenches at the front are the footings for a new house. (lowest part of the road)This is the 3rd  time they have been inundated. We really should stop building in these risk areas.

“I have never seen… that’s the deepest I have seen that… that road never floods… sorry can’t come for boxing day lunch with you Keith the village is cut off.” Was what i heard yesterday from friends and family. We were like a lot of the UK subject to ‘another’ big flood. Not like friends in the Lakes who have been going through the wars in the last few weeks. This is latest in the last couple of years for us. I live high up on the side of a hill, away from the flood plains and such like. But this does not mean that water doesn’t want to use the road at the front of my house as a river and the field at the back as an even bigger river. I have been lucky. I have an old house with good drainage (it used to have its own waterwheel and so the drains are large are deep) but I was still stuck in the house as the road in front of the house was a few feet deep in brown water. All the main roads were cut off with two to three feet of standing water. Houses in the area flooded again.

this is the filed at the back of my house. this is a new river we don't have in full flow. this is normally a fields... with no river.

This is the field at the back of my house. This is a river we don’t have and it was in full flow. This is normally a field… with no river! (my house is at the bottom of the image)

We have an El Ninio in charge and its doing its best to ruin the holidays but with the added energy from the effects of the warming sea, we have a combination which we might have to get used to. There was a reason I went to Paris for COP and this weather has just reminded me that we can’t just sit back and carry on doing what we always have. Looking at the forecast we have another wether warning for Wednesday and Thursday.

Whats your New Years Resolution?

the roads made superb rivers in the area around the village

The roads made superb rivers in the area around the village

GOPR0079

Oh crap... this is Tue and Wed. PS someone stole my father in law's sand bags as he was using them to protect his property!

Oh … this is Tue and Wed. PS someone stole my father in law’s sand bags as he was using them to protect his property!

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One Response to The day after yesterday… more and more rain. FLOODS at home

  1. Sarah Palgrave -Neath says:

    Hi Keith, Sorry to see the problems you have been having.

    Hope the weather lets up soon and you have a good New Year.

    Best wishes, Sarah P-N

    Sent from my iPhone

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