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        02-14-2014, 09:01 AM
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    One thing I will say, the rural communities will pull together and help each other. One farmer with 500 ewes to start lambing is now flooded, had nowhere to put them as his barns are under water. Within a couple of hours other farmers, out of the area had arrived with wagons and taken the ewes to lamb them.

    Yes social media is really helping and organising people to send forage. Tesco has been using it's lorries food lorries to deliver big round bales and farmers all over the area are doing their bit to rescue and feed animals.

    Charlotte Dujardin has also been helping to coordinate offers of stabling aid via her management team and webpages.
         
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        02-14-2014, 10:49 AM
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    Green Broke
    Disasters are terrible but they sure do bring out the best in us when they hit.
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        02-14-2014, 11:09 AM
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    Disasters are terrible but they sure do bring out the best in us when they hit.
    And the worse! One woman was complaining that the train she was on was delayed by three or four hours because of trees down and lines flooded and she couldn't even get a cup of tea.
         
        02-14-2014, 11:17 AM
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    It did make our CT news
    There was local flooding in the UK in 2007 - the year we left and my last drive home from work was along a lane that had turned into a fast flowing waterway.
    It was nowhere near as bad as it is this year
    I think you're going to float away - so I hope you end up closer to me!!
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        02-14-2014, 11:40 AM
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    It did make our CT news
    There was local flooding in the UK in 2007 - the year we left and my last drive home from work was along a lane that had turned into a fast flowing waterway.
    It was nowhere near as bad as it is this year
    I think you're going to float away - so I hope you end up closer to me!!
    Heavy rain today, my husband was nearly defeated by the puddle (mini lake) at the bottom of our hill, I'm now just waiting for my boys to get home from school and willing the bus to make it through the flooded roads. The police have blocked the road off as a car broke down in a flood, but I think they are letting some vehicles through. Then to get my daughter home who is at an after school thing. The normal fairly busy raod outside my house, is worryingly quiet...
         
        02-14-2014, 12:29 PM
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    Green Broke
    Ugh, flooding is the worst. We had some crazy ones, here in the mountainous regions of the US during September. Lots of homes were lost, and school was closed for a few days. Crazy!

    I hope everything clears up soon ):
         
        02-14-2014, 02:07 PM
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    Well, even royalty are lending a hand...
    BBC News - UK floods: Princes William and Harry shift sandbags
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        02-15-2014, 10:02 PM
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    Trained
    So it HAS been in the news here. Apparently I'm just blind -- or too swamped with work and didn't notice.

    U.K. Battered by storms, high winds, flooding - World - CBC News

    U.K. Storms leave 2 dead - World - CBC News
         
        02-16-2014, 04:36 AM
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    Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
    So it HAS been in the news here. Apparently I'm just blind -- or too swamped with work and didn't notice.

    U.K. Battered by storms, high winds, flooding - World - CBC News

    U.K. Storms leave 2 dead - World - CBC News

    Friday night's storm was awful! We lost electricity. Two huge trees came down in my field so Saturday was spent mending fences, just relieved no horses got out.
         
        02-16-2014, 09:39 AM
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    Fridays storm brought for deaths with it. A woman was killed when masonry fell on her car. Another eight month pregnant woman driving home, a man on a cruise when a freak wave hit the ship, he was in his cabin and another that I cannot remember.

    The winds were the worse. It was quite frightening, they were so strong.

    Diners in a seaside restaurant had to be taken into the kitchens when the waves were breaking over the sea wall bringing with it, stones that came through the windows. They had to wait for the army to come to get them out and the vehicles, designed to withstand land mines, had the windows broken from the stones and the material covering the back was torn wpaway with the wind force. Guess that is a Valentines Day they won't forget!

    Today is calm and was sunny, as usual because I have just hung laundry outside it is clouding over.
         

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