“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.
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?