Oh my goodness, I'm about to get flooded out.
The rain started in the early hours of this morning and is just getting worse. Everywhere is flooded. The news on TV is plastered with areas of the counrty that are under water. My mother has just been on the phone to me and informed me that in some areas of our town the flood water is up to the height of the car windows.
Below is a photograph that I have just taken from my window...and the water is still rising....oh crumbs!!!!
The most amazing things is that, this time last year, the Thames area (where I live) was under severe drought warnings with hosepipe bans. The main news focus was that our reservoirs were almost completely empty due to the years of little rainfall.
What is this world coming too?????????
UPDATE!! [21st July 2007]
It looks like the worst is over for my area now. It seems that the whole of the country has been flooded today. A news broadcast has just announced that the normal classification of heavy rain in the UK is 4mm of rainfall per hour. However, today we had 40mm per hour for several hours (which is classified as severe tropical storm).
Here are a few photos to show the result of today's rains:
1) Around the corner from my house.
2) Battersea, London
5) South Croydon
13) A Train Station
16) A few pictures from around Swindon, my home town.
UPDATE!! [22nd July 2007]
10,000 homes flooded
50,000 homes without electricity
350,000 homes have no fresh water
1,000,000+ people affected
If it keeps raining like this, I'll have to build myself a boat........
Cheerio for now!!!
Friday, 20 July 2007
It doesn't just rain ... it pours!!!!!!
UK EXPERIENCING 'UNPRECEDENTED' FLOODING