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Old 19 July 2007, 20:04   #1
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6907316.stm

Just for a change

Parts of the UK are braced for a prolonged period of heavy and thundery rain expected to move in on Friday.
Forecasters said the band of severe weather would hit southern parts of England and Wales first before moving into central areas in the afternoon.

In other words the West Coast gets it 1st - as usual........
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it's disgusting

I let the chickens out this morning. The ones with windows in their houses didn't move and inch (they normally bundle through the door), the ones without windows came out and then went straight back in. meanwhile I got soaked the rain was so heavy.
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Well we have the thunder and lightening here big style.
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There's a serious situation developing at the back of our office, and if the victim doesn't survive, he or she could be up for a Darwin award!

A Ford Fiesta (or Fusion?) has driven down a flooded road, and stopped under a bridge where the water's deepest.... up to the bottom of the windows. The fire brigade are there now trying to evacuate the driver right now, but of course the door won't open!
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There's a serious situation developing at the back of our office, and if the victim doesn't survive, he or she could be up for a Darwin award!

A Ford Fiesta (or Fusion?) has driven down a flooded road, and stopped under a bridge where the water's deepest.... up to the bottom of the windows. The fire brigade are there now trying to evacuate the driver right now, but of course the door won't open!
The driver hasn't been watching those Survival programmes then. If they had they'd know to open the window first to equalise the pressure. Then you've got to let the car fill up with water, push the door open and then swim out.

Hope they get out okay.

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Old 20 July 2007, 09:21   #6
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I've just checked my boat as its stopped raining, for now. The well at the transom is completely full of water. Seeing as the boat has an all over cover that doesn't leak but has a small gap around the A Frame thats 12 inches of rain that fell overnight and during the morning.
I emptied the well yesterday.
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A Ford Fiesta (or Fusion?) has driven down a flooded road, and stopped under a bridge where the water's deepest.... up to the bottom of the windows. The fire brigade are there now trying to evacuate the driver right now, but of course the door won't open!


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I currently have a bilge pump clearing my garden so my garage doesn't flood. It's only just keeping up
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We get so much rain here this is the norm - no flooding for us!!!
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I currently have a bilge pump clearing my garden so my garage doesn't flood. It's only just keeping up
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Very Novel. Hope its drying out now. We've had an hour or so of sun now and all is dry.

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