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post #11 of 23 Old 12-29-2015, 06:26 PM
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You may need to build an elevated floor somewhere in the barn, a large stall or part of the aisle so they can get out of the wet.



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Not easy when many places are under several feet of water.
The OP isn't talking about a couple of inches of water,
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post #13 of 23 Old 12-29-2015, 07:27 PM
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Wishing you all the best OP, another storm is on its way, all you can do is make the best of it. Try and hay up in the driest area, rugs on and hope that the worst of storm Frank misses you.
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post #14 of 23 Old 12-29-2015, 08:05 PM
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Flooding in the north of England has been dire. Towns and pastures under feet of water.

Over the last couple of days the flooding has spread and a months worth of rain is expected in those areas over the next 24 hours.
That sounds terrible. Floods have to one of the worst natural disasters because what can you do?
I hope things take a better turn for all in flood areas.
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I hope it hasn't got any worse, these floods are terrible, think all you can really do is tie hay nets up as high as possbile on fences/gate, keep an eye on rugs (dry one while wear one) Stable's going to flood no matter, could try sandbags but if it's more than an inch coming in I think I'd prefer to keep them out where they can at least search for dryer land the net few days til the level drops (i'd worry incase you got a big rise suddenly).

I also think this flooding is going to happen more often so keep an eye out for where's least affected in local area (places with a bit of higher ground) before next winter!

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Hi Guys, really nice comments on here! Thanks for the support! Most of you have suggested hay nets on high ground? Well we have done this! The ponies are now out most of the day in our little sand paddock, and at the moment it's seeming to rain throughout the day heavily and have little spurts at night so the ponies are in their stables with bricks and shavings bags (couldn't get any sand bags obviously they need to go to the major towns where they are under more than here) :) Once again thanks for the support. For anyone who commented on here who was hit by Storm Frank and is still recovering wish you all the best (luckily Storm Frank wasn't as bad where we are as the first one) x
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Glad things are working out for you!! Hope they continue to!
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Unlikely in the immediate future - yet more rain forecast all week, the worst of it up country.
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Dealing with this ourselves out here in the desert. Its raining even now. No dry areas for the horses to stand and impossible to have them all out in the arena at the same time, but the arena is all mud too anyway (yes, group turnout, but there are too many horses to have out at one time together). We are buying wood bedding pellets and spreading those in the stalls, since they will soak more water than wood shavings. The only horse not standing in a mini lake was the one that had layers and layers and layers of wood shavings in his stall (owner had been buying them for a long time). Doing what we can to trench and dam and direct water flow, but the situation can feel hopeless. Poor BO is beside herself. Praying for all of you that have it even worse than us and are under feet of water! What a mess...

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Hi Guys, really nice comments on here! Thanks for the support! Most of you have suggested hay nets on high ground? Well we have done this! The ponies are now out most of the day in our little sand paddock, and at the moment it's seeming to rain throughout the day heavily and have little spurts at night so the ponies are in their stables with bricks and shavings bags (couldn't get any sand bags obviously they need to go to the major towns where they are under more than here) :) Once again thanks for the support. For anyone who commented on here who was hit by Storm Frank and is still recovering wish you all the best (luckily Storm Frank wasn't as bad where we are as the first one) x
I know your pain.. my kids were stuck in N. ireland because of it.. then had to travel to Scotland, through Dumfris, Carlisle etc. to get back to ENgland midlands.. are fileds are semi swamps and we din't get a fraction of what you got!... btw another possible when floods happen.. think about pallets to raise the floor level! ;) xx
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