I sincerely hope none of you have been flooded after these storms. Our town was cut off again for a while yesterday - River Severn is full the valley, so much water running off the hills too. Shrewsbury was on the BBC news this morning - I can't ever remember seeing it as bad as this and for so long. It is devastating for both businesses and home owners. The flooding here ends up in Shrewsbury 24 hours later. Roads are starting to open now but so much debris on them, potholes have become huge as stone is washed away, and we lost a lot of trees. There were also some landslides locally - not huge but enough to disrupt travel. I hate seeing the countryside being destroyed. How heartbreaking must it be to know this could happen again - and a lot of people can no longer get house insurance. Some pictures attached from storm Dennis - the river is showing right up to the wall - usually it is 6 foot lower, and there is a pathway under that somewhere. Back in the 60's before they built defences, the town was totally submerged - pictures also ... his picture taken in the 60's before the defences built.
Oh no, it must be heart breaking for all the people whose homes are flooded, businesses lost, we are so lucky here, there’s a local river which has burst its banks but it doesn’t affect us, but it has flooded nearby fields.
Oh my goodness, really disturbing photos. Must be very hard to sell property in these areas too. Sorry to hear of the disruptions and devastation near you VW. We have been ok with flooding, although the waters are high, banks haven't burst, touch wood. It has now turned really cold today and I have been told we are in for some awful weather again tomorrow!
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Post by Lancashire Lass on Feb 27, 2020 2:24:43 GMT
So many people are suffering from this weather which is apparently due to the jet stream having been shifted. It’s one thing hav8ng your physical home damaged but to lose personal things must be devastating. Fingers crossed that the water levels drop soon for your town VW and for the rest of the country.