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Flooding in Northern England


Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #1
I was just reading about this....msnbc.msn.com/id/19431057/

Anybody experiencing this tragedy and if so, is there some sort of relief effort to help those affected?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Jun 2007 /  #2
grim up norf... by gum...
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #3
I saw this reply and knew EXACTLY who wrote it before seeing your name.....xxx
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Jun 2007 /  #4
by gum lass... aye... whippets... flat cap... ferrets... aye... right grand...
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
26 Jun 2007 /  #5
I just seen this on the CNN News.. they were lifting people up by helicopters

Nature is furious..
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #6
BubbaWoo

:) :) :) :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Jun 2007 /  #7
its raaaaaaaaanjjjjj :-):-):-):-)
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #8
Nature is furious..

Kind of reminded me of some of the Katrina footage (people in boats; being washed away in a current of flooding.....very sad.....hope there are nomore casualties.)

its raaaaaaaaanjjjjj :-):-):-):-)

WOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!
And just to keep it on thread (although it is my thread), any other comments about the flooding in England?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Jun 2007 /  #9
all you americans should be digging deep in them pockets and sending your $$$ to the needy of the north... this is what you do... nows your chance...

then again... they are british and therefore as hard as they come, especially as they are norveners, and so dont actually need anybody's help...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
26 Jun 2007 /  #10
A month's worth of rain in a day. At least three dead. Threat of a 35 acre reservior bursting through a suspect dam. Huge destruction of property. It's quite serious. The only good news is that Sheffield may have to be knocked down and rebuilt.... (Yes I'm being facetious but it is a dump)

Bad news is one of the flooded properties is soon to be occupied by one of the SZ clan when he goes back to uni next term
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #11
all you americans should be digging deep in them pockets and sending your $$$ to the needy of the north... this is what you do... nows your chance...

Yes we are a generous bunch, especially when it comes from the private sector.....I would help in anyway I could, be it money, clothing or other staples that were needed.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
26 Jun 2007 /  #12
by gum lass... aye... whippets... flat cap... ferrets... aye... right grand...

oi.....

then again... they are british and therefore as hard as they come, especially as they are norveners

Suvern softy
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #13
oi.....

A term BW used to stop my dog from humping my other dog......now a term I use also...:) Back to the flood.....I seriously would like to offer some kind of aid.....if someone could fill me in on any organizations that will be helping the victims.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Jun 2007 /  #14
I would help in anyway I could, be it money, clothing or other staples that were needed.

exceedingly generous but we look after our own... except if they are old and frail in which case they can choose between food or heat... as no doubt they did in the war...

Suvern softy

higly educated suvern softy if you dont mind.... well versed in the queen's english and able to pronounce bath properly... innit...
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
26 Jun 2007 /  #15
I seriously would like to offer some kind of aid.....if someone could fill me in.

You are really sweet, but insurance will cover it and in many cases people will end up with better than they had before (if they have a good loss assessor)
OP Ranj 21 | 948  
26 Jun 2007 /  #16
except if they are old and frail in which case

you just buy up their housing and throw them out onto the street....;)

exceedingly generous but we look after our own

So what, you are against charity?
telefonitika  
30 Jun 2007 /  #17
Anybody experiencing this tradgedy and if so, is there some sort of relief effort to help those affected?

YORKSHIRE ~ BENTLEY area is 30-40mins walk away from my house and is competely flooded
We have 5 severe flood warnings in place throughout Doncaster .. Severe as in DANGER TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
24 Jul 2007 /  #18
Okay Im bringing this back up to the top, since the Army has now become involved in the UK, some places in the UK have no running water and are relying on bottled water..and they are worried about raw sewage and the problems that can cause.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
24 Jul 2007 /  #19
no running water and are relying on bottled water..and they are worried about raw sewage and the problems that can cause.

Its a grim nightmare Amathyst. If you've not read it already then see bbc.co.uk news site there's a lot on there for reading.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
24 Jul 2007 /  #20
I spoke on another thread about a similar situation here in Wroclaw ten years ago.
The people of England, involved in the flooding, really do have my understanding.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
24 Jul 2007 /  #21
I spoke on another thread about a similar situation here in Wroclaw ten years ago.

I remember you talking about it. I think here we've all just had a major jolt because now its not just flooding, its beginning to be about people not having water to drink or food to eat in some places. There's 6 flood warnings still in place in England so its not easing off any. There just doesn't seem to be an end to it at the moment.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
24 Jul 2007 /  #22
Yes the Thames is under threat tonight :( God forbit our Capital should be submerged under water :)
telefonitika  
25 Jul 2007 /  #23
the Thames is under threat tonight

it has burst its banks ... oxford has tonight been evacuated.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
25 Jul 2007 /  #24
help, we are drowning... send money... quick
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
25 Jul 2007 /  #25
No worries if Hitler couldn't defeat us i doubt a few inches of rising water is gunna knock the spirit out of good old blighty, but bubbawoo in a sense has a good point, whenever there is a country in trouble, were the first with our hands in are pockets now its payback time but i don't see any aid!!! DO YOU??
telefonitika  
26 Jul 2007 /  #26
help, we are drowning... send money... quick

i doubt it ... if others do .. shocking!!!!
goldie - | 37  
26 Jul 2007 /  #27
350, 000 people without water, some will not get any for another week. must be awful, even though we have water we are being advised to boil our water before using it, as it cannot be gautanteed not to be contaminated. there have also been land slides in my area, some roads and bridges have been damaged. Hereforshire & Worcestershire
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
26 Jul 2007 /  #28
I can't imagine how much this will affect the price of produce. Aren't there a lot of farms in the north?
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
26 Jul 2007 /  #29
yes and they have already mentioned this on the t.v., well done Mr Z :) wheat crops are the worst hit - which means bread will increase in price along with other associated products.
goldie - | 37  
26 Jul 2007 /  #30
i think it going to have quite a dramatic effect on our economy. For instance, health and safety reasons people cannot go to work because there is not running water and therefore no sanitary provision... food deliveries are going to be limited so i can see supermarkets running out of stock.... i guess this could be said for any industry relying on tranportation

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