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More flood stuff

July 23rd, 2007 (03:24 pm)

Posting this from work, as my home internet conection is once again not actually there - best guess being that the server station is flooded again, or possibly the power supply to it.

So, in the middle of great big floods of water everywhere around us, we good people of Gloucestershire are in the middle of a drought. We have no water coming into our homes. Fortunately, there was some warning given allowing us to get some water supplies down (saucepans, various bottles and kettles, etc) and the local shops have sold out of bottled water.

Why? The local water treatment plant has been flooded, and they don't think they'll be able to get in until Wednesday at the moment.

Personally, the flooding hasn't reached me yet, so I'm very fortunate. Some areas of Gloucester have neither water or power, and roads are still flooded. Last I heard the river's height was only three inches away from the top of the flood defenses, so things could yet get very interesting.

It's not so much the rain any more (thankfully, the main deluge stopped and there's only a smallm drizzle at the moment) but the water coming down from the mountains and into the river Severn. Some places are definitely worse off - just google Tewkesbury for one.

Anyhow, I'm okay right now. Hopefully further updates will be forthcoming.

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Posted by: spacebasedreality (sparks_for_sale)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
time war

It's all a bit mad right now, eh? I was trying to get to Hereford (from London) on Friday, and it took about 6 hours just to get to Gloucester, and then another 2 hours to get out of Gloucester when we realised all the motorways going any farther west were completely blocked. We eventually ended up staying the night at my grandma's house in Compton Abdale.

(I don't know if I've commented here before, but if not: I found my way here a few times through jinnifanfic and eventually friended you. There's no need to friend me back if you don't want, since I never write in my own lj and your fic isn't locked, which is what I came for.)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Rainy day

Glad you are still above water.

I have a feeling that houses up hills are going to go up in value....

Posted by: Queen of Quarks (gianfared)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)

Tewkesbury made our national news this morning. It made an impact because Ann and I stayed at a lovely cottage there. :(

You can post on LJ from work? I cannot. It's not as if I'd have an opportunity anyway - the wee ones would be swinging from the rafters.

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: July 23rd, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)

Crikey - I hope you manage to stay dry!

Posted by: draconin (draconin)
Posted at: July 24th, 2007 01:20 pm (UTC)

I have this vision of you sitting in water up to your chin still madly typing into LJ!

Hang in there. Thinking dry thoughts in your direction.

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