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Flooding in Northern England


szarlotka  
26 Jul 2007 /  #31
i think it going to have quite a dramatic effect on our economy.

It will certainly increase the premiums for home insurance. I told them not to build on the flood plains but would they listen?
goldie  
26 Jul 2007 /  #32
yes that is what i thought, i have heard other plans to build on flood plains, lets hope they will now abandon these ideas. it is my fear that insurance will by sky high next renewal.. someone has to pay and it is usually joe blogs
polska_lala  
28 Jul 2007 /  #33
its like the american gov. is blind.... why cant they send some money or food or anything? anyone want p. bush himself to fly over there? seriously people need help but no... the americans are to busy in iraq.... why are they still there?
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #34
Just heard on my local radio this morning that water bills are going to rise because of the floods.

If people want to donate, the red cross are taking donations
BubbaWoo  
28 Jul 2007 /  #35
its like the american gov. is blind.... why cant they send some money or food or anything?

ok... people are having to put on their wellies but its not as if we are a third world country or are having floods anywhere near as catastrophic as some other parts of the world are at this very momnet...

... lets put things into perspective...

the americans are to busy in iraq.... why are they still there?

now this is a good question...
Zgubiony  
28 Jul 2007 /  #36
its like the american gov. is blind.... why cant they send some money or food or anything? anyone want p. bush himself to fly over there? seriously people need help but no... the americans are to busy in iraq.... why are they still there?

What about Ireland, Scotland and Whales....Canada perhaps ;)? Are they assisting like they should be?Why should it be the US's responsibility when we have our own issues to handle. Besides, we can't even assist our own people in the time of need.

As B woo said.... they aren't a third world country.

Who knows why we're still in Iraq.... :/ I think we're planning a world domination ;)
polska_lala  
28 Jul 2007 /  #37
Besides, we can't even assist our own people in the time of need.

thats sorta true but dont u think thats sorta weird? i think if they werent so much involved in iraq than they would be able to help.... but still im not saying that england is a third world country because its one of the best countries. canada should be helping out (im 100% behind this)

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...

so my question is why isnt the US trying to have a better reputation by helping out? but thats a lil bit off topic... still everyone should help.

hahah world domination :) i gotta love the people in this forum :)
Amathyst  
28 Jul 2007 /  #38
As B woo said.... they aren't a third world country.

We look after our own

The only down side is which has already been stated, insurance will rise which is a bumer but thats life....What got me is when they were telling us on the news how much it would cost they bloody well said it in dollars and not pounds...how rude!

so my question is why isnt the US trying to have a better reputation by helping out?

Im sure they do, we just dont need it in the UK we are a wealthy developed country but its really nice that you have the thoughts that you have, thank you on behalf of the English forum members x..
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #39
I've got divided views on this. We are a wealthy country, that's true. Not everyone will be insured and there is bound to be some severe hardship for quite a few people. However, the UK Government and people are always the first to dig down deep into their pockets for any other disasters across the World.

Didn't we donate considerable money to the San Francisco disaster too ?

US is wealthier than the UK as well !

Thing is Daisy posted details of the Red Cross......any money donated,if not used in the UK will go to help other countries as well.

I see both sides........
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #40
Thing is Daisy posted details of the Red Cross......any money donated,if not used in the UK will go to help other countries as well.

I see both sides........

The Red Cross don't get paid, they are doing a lot of hard work helping people voluntarily
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #41
I know Daisy. I agreed with your earlier posting. I think the Red Cross are brilliant as are all the thousands of volunteers who workk for all the aid agencies :) And I think people should contribute to the Red Cross.

If I didn't make that clear then I'm sorry. I'm just extremely tired tonight,.

Are you cross with me ?
Zgubiony  
28 Jul 2007 /  #42
I will bet money that the US government contrinbutes in one way or another.

I hear that there's looting going on. Are these people looting for food or crime? Is it that bad? Like Katrina/ new orleans scale?
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #43
Are you cross with me ?

No, I was agreeing with you :)

I hear that there's looting going on. Are these people looting for food or crime? Is it that bad? Like Katrina/ new orleans scale?

According to the police that has been exagerated, but people were looting from the abandoned houses that had been flooded, loading up vans with furniture. Personally I think they should be publicly flogged
szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #44
Like Katrina/ new orleans scale?

No, nothing on that scale. Nowhere close.
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #45
No, I was agreeing with you :)

Oh that's ok then :)

...you know it's even hard for me to understand what has been happening in other parts ot the country. I'm in the North West and the effect has been minimal where I am, so it must be hard for people in other countries to understand the devestation the flooding has caused in some areas of the UK.
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #46
I'm in the North West and the effect has been minimal where I am, so it must be hard for people in other countries to understand the devestation the flooding has caused in some areas of the UK.

that's true, I'm not affected personally, but it's on my local news every night
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #47
it's on my local news every night

Unfortunately, I've only watched tv once in the last 7 days.......haven't got a tv in the place I'm leaving.......:(
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #48
haven't got a tv in the place I'm leaving.......:(

will you have one when you've finally moved in?
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #49
........yes I have three tv's at my other place, it's just I refuse to pay for two tv licences and I am having some work done here, so need to be here .........lol......my laptop is here though......

that sounds boastful doesn't it :( didn't mean it too.

two are smaller ones I've had a while.

I don't really miss the tv anymore :)
Zgubiony  
28 Jul 2007 /  #50
tv licences

A what? Can you drive them in the uk?

I hope that nobody here is has been directly affected. Flooding no matter how big or small can be devastating.
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #51
I don't really miss the tv anymore :)

true, it's rare there's anything worth watching, I think I only watch the news, oh and most haunted :)
szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #52
that sounds boastful doesn't it

Not at all, the average house has more than one telly.

two tv licences

I grudge buying one ! When you consider the mire the BBC is in - dodgy phone comps, Paxman making up statistics etc etc

Flooding no matter how big or small can be devastating.

True
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #53
I hope that nobody here is has been directly affected.

we had some minor worries for a short while,,,,,,,,but none now and we've enjoyed some lovely weather over the last couple of days. I understand though that there may be further flooding down South over the weekend ?

Thanks for that Zguby.

I know......i can't even put eye tv on this laptop because I need a licence......it's true there's not a lot of good stuff to watch.

I miss the news though. Feel I should keep up to date.
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #54
I understand though that there may be further flooding down South over the weekend ?

it is absolutely tipping it down right now. I popped out of the office Thursday lunchtime to go to the shops next door, the rain was so heavy I was literally soaked to the skin, my shoes were squelching. I had to sit at my desk dripping wet, i think it's why I've got a cold now.

I miss the news though

there's always the BBC website
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #55
there's always the BBC website

yes, I look at it all the time but it doesn't have the same impact as seeing it on a screen.
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #56
true

*Goonie's threatening to post photos of himself in a dress*
Zgubiony  
28 Jul 2007 /  #57
What exactly is a TV license? Is that a joke?
szkotja2007  
28 Jul 2007 /  #58
What exactly is a TV license?

I think it is around £118. If you have a T.V. you have one.
It funds the BBC.

Yes it is a bad joke.
Daisy  
28 Jul 2007 /  #59
Yes it is a bad joke.

and not funny, you can get sent to prison for not having one
Lady in red  
28 Jul 2007 /  #60
What exactly is a TV license?

No, it's a large fee you have to pay every year to keep the BBC as it is. It has no advertisements on it and is not a commercial television station.

everyone with a tv (whether you watch the bbc or not ) has to pay it..........unless you are over 90 or something like that :(

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