Author Topic: The wind...  (Read 4267 times)

CommuteTooFar

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #125 on: February 16, 2020, 08:13:35 pm »
I am a bit annoyed by the BBC courage of Dennis.  They decided before hand where the trouble was going to be and reported from there.  Their Welsh correspondent seemed to be the only one who reported where the actual floods were. (He was confined to Wales).  So the floods in Herefordshire and Shropshire were hardly reported on at all.

FifeingEejit

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #126 on: February 16, 2020, 10:02:38 pm »
Dundee's been cut off, it's officially windy.

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Jaded

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #127 on: February 16, 2020, 11:25:26 pm »
I am a bit annoyed by the BBC courage of Dennis.  They decided before hand where the trouble was going to be and reported from there.  Their Welsh correspondent seemed to be the only one who reported where the actual floods were. (He was confined to Wales).  So the floods in Herefordshire and Shropshire were hardly reported on at all.

I wouldn't worry too much, the BBC is soon to be subscription only and we will get our news from FaceBoak pages.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #128 on: February 16, 2020, 11:30:04 pm »
Dundee's been cut off, it's officially windy.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #129 on: February 17, 2020, 06:35:41 am »
I heard on the radio that an estate being built in South Wales (by one of the big housebuilders)
has been flooded before it has been completed. Who in their right mind will buy a property on it?*


*Landlords and property investors trying to increase their portfolios?


Re: The wind...
« Reply #130 on: February 17, 2020, 07:13:10 am »
Lots.  People buy houses knowing there is nowhere to park their 3 cars.  People are morons.
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woollypigs

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #131 on: February 17, 2020, 08:09:37 am »
I heard on the radio that an estate being built in South Wales (by one of the big housebuilders)
has been flooded before it has been completed. Who in their right mind will buy a property on it?*


*Landlords and property investors trying to increase their portfolios?


At least 3 new estates near us, is being build in the valley floodplains. On the latest one they are just preparing the ground erm I mean moving mud around in a lake. I can see the headlines to come for the next many a year. If it has taken more than eight years talking and nada regarding getting a food bridge over a busy A road, I don't think any time soon we will see an update to the flood defense up and down valley. Heck they closed one road for 7+ months to update the flood defense there, to only flood 3 weeks after it re opened.
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Regulator

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #132 on: February 17, 2020, 10:40:26 am »
I walked home from Brinkley (we'd had lunch in the Red Lion pub there - we can recommend it) to Great Shelford yesterday... about 13 miles.  The biggest problem was mud on the footpaths.  But being out in the storm was invigorating.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #133 on: February 18, 2020, 09:05:58 am »
River Wye   :o
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #134 on: February 18, 2020, 04:17:00 pm »

But being out in the storm was invigorating.
People were warned well in advance about the storm. Those who get caught out, whilst out and about
should really have heeded the warnings. No sympathy, especially for those whose vehicles become
stranded.

If those people were told they'd be shot if they ventured out in such conditions I'm sure they
:demon:

Re: The wind...
« Reply #135 on: February 18, 2020, 11:28:10 pm »
There was a waterspout in the Menai Strait.

Regulator

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2020, 07:07:41 am »

But being out in the storm was invigorating.
People were warned well in advance about the storm. Those who get caught out, whilst out and about
should really have heeded the warnings. No sympathy, especially for those whose vehicles become
stranded.

If those people were told they'd be shot if they ventured out in such conditions I'm sure they
:demon:


I went out in it well prepared (dressed correctly) and with a bail out plan. 
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2020, 07:11:54 am »
There was a waterspout in the Menai Strait.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #138 on: February 19, 2020, 09:29:57 am »
There was a particularly naughty side-gust yesterday afternoon. See the "Have you been knocked off" thread for details
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #139 on: February 19, 2020, 03:37:18 pm »
Feel sorry for the fish.  They thought that had found new water but now they are trapped frantically swimming in every decreasing puddles.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #140 on: February 19, 2020, 04:19:24 pm »
Feel sorry for the fish.  They thought that had found new water but now they are trapped frantically swimming in every decreasing puddles.

I remember that in Llandysul park after the storm Callum flood.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #141 on: February 20, 2020, 10:35:48 am »
Going to be gusting to 30-40+ mph for about the next week here.  :-\  At least no real rain with it this Fri/Sat.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.