The UK is wetter than usual. - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
 8Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 35 Old 02-14-2014, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 3,411
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxhunter View Post

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.
Clava is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 35 Old 02-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,388
• Horses: 2
Disasters are terrible but they sure do bring out the best in us when they hit.
ladygodiva1228 likes this.
Darrin is offline  
post #23 of 35 Old 02-14-2014, 10:09 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW UK
Posts: 9,459
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darrin View Post
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.
Foxhunter is online now  
post #24 of 35 Old 02-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
Posts: 20,606
• Horses: 3
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!!
Clava likes this.
jaydee is online now  
post #25 of 35 Old 02-14-2014, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 3,411
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaydee View Post
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...
Clava is offline  
post #26 of 35 Old 02-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 6,656
• Horses: 1
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 ):

The sensitivity of the internet baffles me.
Zexious is online now  
post #27 of 35 Old 02-14-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 3,411
• Horses: 1
Well, even royalty are lending a hand...
BBC News - UK floods: Princes William and Harry shift sandbags
jaydee likes this.
Clava is offline  
post #28 of 35 Old 02-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
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
NorthernMama is offline  
post #29 of 35 Old 02-16-2014, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 3,411
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorthernMama View Post
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.
Clava is offline  
post #30 of 35 Old 02-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW UK
Posts: 9,459
• Horses: 0
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.
Foxhunter is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not the usual facial markings tempest Horse Colors and Genetics 23 11-14-2011 11:30 AM
What is the usual procedure? Golden Horse Horses for Sale 5 05-16-2010 11:09 AM
What's your usual grooming routine? Equuestriaan Horse Grooming 31 04-07-2009 09:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome