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« Reply #50 on: 23/07/2007 21:20:34 »
I got a letter today, well postcard, from the Environment Agency. They are going to spend the next 3 weeks in my village assessing the flood defences.

Yikes... I am sorry everyone is getting hit so hard! Are you high enough to escape damage?
 

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« Reply #51 on: 23/07/2007 21:23:24 »
I got a letter today, well postcard, from the Environment Agency. They are going to spend the next 3 weeks in my village assessing the flood defences.

Yikes... I am sorry everyone is getting hit so hard! Are you high enough to escape damage?

I am king of the casle, surveying the land before me.
 

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« Reply #52 on: 23/07/2007 21:29:58 »
Doc,

Is the flooding in your area - Tweeksbury (?) Is without water and the Severn is rampaging. Are you OK?

I know one Mensa member who lives in Evesham, and has 7 foot of water at present in her living room (although she had vacated the house before it got to that).

I was hearing that the Thames at Henley was certainly over its banks.
 

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« Reply #53 on: 23/07/2007 21:33:38 »
I got a letter today, well postcard, from the Environment Agency. They are going to spend the next 3 weeks in my village assessing the flood defences.

Yikes... I am sorry everyone is getting hit so hard! Are you high enough to escape damage?

I am king of the castle, surveying the land before me.

Wow Paul.. I am glad that you are the King... LOL Well I hope the castle is well and the villagers are ok!

I am 300 feet above the river so am always safe from flood waters!We just have to be careful of being trapped on top of the hill without supplies.. we would have to boat out with a bike to get to town as the river is at the bottom of the hill I live on!
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« Reply #54 on: 23/07/2007 21:36:21 »

Wow Paul.. I am glad that you are the King... LOL Well I hope the castle is well and the villagers are ok!

The villagers are revolting, in more ways then one!
 

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« Reply #55 on: 23/07/2007 21:37:59 »
The reason i did twelve miles in two hours tonight was because of the rain !!.....though we have it easy in London....we have road closures and tonight expecially I saw an inordinate number of ambulances...and it was not because I drove past an Ambulance Station !!

People are being careless and there were many accidents !
 

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« Reply #56 on: 23/07/2007 21:40:58 »

Wow Paul.. I am glad that you are the King... LOL Well I hope the castle is well and the villagers are ok!

The villagers are revolting, in more ways then one!

LOL LOL.. Keep your armor on!
 

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« Reply #57 on: 23/07/2007 21:43:03 »
The reason i did twelve miles in two hours tonight was because of the rain !!.....though we have it easy in London....we have road closures and tonight expecially I saw an inordinate number of ambulances...and it was not because I drove past an Ambulance Station !!

People are being careless and there were many accidents !

Man that is scary when people just try to continue to drive as if the conditions have not changed. How is the water under your house Neily have you raised your board lately to check?
 

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« Reply #58 on: 23/07/2007 21:45:37 »
Doc,

Is the flooding in your area - Tweeksbury (?) Is without water and the Severn is rampaging. Are you OK?

I know one Mensa member who lives in Evesham, and has 7 foot of water at present in her living room (although she had vacated the house before it got to that).

I was hearing that the Thames at Henley was certainly over its banks.

WOW!! Seven foot of water in her house Oh my goodness I am so sorry.. was she able to get things out!
 

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« Reply #59 on: 23/07/2007 22:00:33 »
The reason i did twelve miles in two hours tonight was because of the rain !!.....though we have it easy in London....we have road closures and tonight expecially I saw an inordinate number of ambulances...and it was not because I drove past an Ambulance Station !!

People are being careless and there were many accidents !

Man that is scary when people just try to continue to drive as if the conditions have not changed. How is the water under your house Neily have you raised your board lately to check?


EXCELLENT SUGGESTION !!.......I will check it out ASAP !!
 

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« Reply #60 on: 23/07/2007 22:03:06 »
I am shocked you did not already look! Hey do you have a sump pump in place in case the water under there gets out of hand?
 

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« Reply #61 on: 24/07/2007 01:44:58 »
I know one Mensa member who lives in Evesham, and has 7 foot of water at present in her living room (although she had vacated the house before it got to that).

I was hearing that the Thames at Henley was certainly over its banks.

WOW!! Seven foot of water in her house Oh my goodness I am so sorry.. was she able to get things out!

She had plenty of warning, so I hope that most of the personal stuff she got out, but ofcourse there is always so much more you just cannot take with you, so you have to be selective.  The last story I heard was that her upstairs was still safe, so although she has already evacuated the house, and hopefully moved the most valuable stuff away from the house, that hopefully even much of the rest of it is upstairs and maybe might yet remain safe.  Nonetheless, it will take weeks of clean up afterwards.
 

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« Reply #62 on: 24/07/2007 02:04:58 »
Your right George either way it is devastating.. I remember after the 64 flood here when we were able to get back to the house everything was ruined.. there was terrible mold problems all the floors and walls were in a state of ruin.. It was horrible!It was a single story two bedroom with garage and there were 6 of us living in it! It was a mess.. Took my parents months to work on it room by room replacing and ripping out.. It was awful.. lost all the furniture mattresses tvs sofa's everything... I remember crying about my baby doll and some silly stuffed animal, whom I had left at home while we went on our trip! It was awful.. My mom was devastated she had worked so long and hard for everything trying to take care of us by herself and then everything was gone.. My Step dad was new on the seen just a few months in our lives then..cause my baby sister was about to be born..

I am sorry George I know that must be hard for your friend!
 

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« Reply #63 on: 25/07/2007 18:28:12 »
Several villages around here were badly flooded including 1 only a couple of miles away. Fortunately the village where I live is slightly higher and we had none.

I'm glad the stables and yard are on high ground too.
 

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« Reply #64 on: 25/07/2007 19:24:13 »
I am shocked you did not already look! Hey do you have a sump pump in place in case the water under there gets out of hand?

It's about six inches !!....that's less than I expected...but considering it was bone dry about 4 months ago it's still a considerable amount !

Have never needed a sump...there's still a good three feet in between the top of the water and the floor.  We all have it in my street..I believe it's the natural water table height....besides.....looking at the 1898 ordinance survey map...my house is right in the middle of a lake !!..............and there is a lake less than a 100 yards away !
 

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« Reply #65 on: 25/07/2007 22:44:56 »
I am shocked you did not already look! Hey do you have a sump pump in place in case the water under there gets out of hand?

It's about six inches !!....that's less than I expected...but considering it was bone dry about 4 months ago it's still a considerable amount !

Have never needed a sump...there's still a good three feet in between the top of the water and the floor.  We all have it in my street..I believe it's the natural water table height....besides.....looking at the 1898 ordinance survey map...my house is right in the middle of a lake !!..............and there is a lake less than a 100 yards away !

Does it hurt your foundation to have standing water under there? That might make me nervous.. What about mosquitos etc!

 What do you call your Lake?
 

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« Reply #66 on: 25/07/2007 23:52:47 »
Why do they call it "standing water"? Water hasn't got any legs so how can it stand?  ???
 

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« Reply #67 on: 26/07/2007 00:08:58 »
Water that is still not moving just standing becoming stagnant. breeding ground for mosquitoes! That's why we always had a sump pump! No standing water less mosquitoes YAYYYYYYYYY!
 

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