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Torrential Rain & Flooding

Schools and several roads in Cumbria have been closed because of flooding caused by heavy rain.

Yellow rain and wind warnings are also in place across much of the north west England until Thursday morning.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-42083072

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/VIDEO-Flooding-strikes-north-and-west-Cumbria-2208d49f-6f45-4d57-8...

 

80 cms of rain fell in parts of Cumbria today, leading to localised flooding

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Yellow rain?...wind warnings? Ermmm...perhaps a change of diet?  Grin

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Pete11 wrote:

Yellow rain?...wind warnings?   Grin


Yes, that old adage...... Don't Eat the Yellow Snow !!

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Infinity wrote:

 

Yellow rain and wind warnings are also in place across much of the north west England until Thursday morning.

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Very windy in far East Kent over night. No trees down but many roads covered with broken branches.

 

Rain a-plenty, too.

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On the Prepper approach of this forum, I always carry a chain saw, fuel, a cable winch, strops, flood lights and PPE gear in the car to deal with branches blocking the road on a stormy night.

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The crash happened on the B974 at Cairn O'Mount in Aberdeenshire Thursday, no one was hurt.

 

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Floods & Snow

Lots of Floods, Lots of Snow...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5110249/Residents-evacuated-homes-Lancashire-overnight.html

 


 

Two weeks worth of Rain fell in just 24 hours yesterday, mostly around Galgate in Lancashire, near to Lancaster University.

Usual devastation on local news tonight.

 

Why do people not have house insurance ?

Forecast Snow for Friday night, time to get the Snow shovels out !

 

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The reason why some people do not have house insurance is simply because they cannot afford it.

In areas that are subject to flooding premiums will be higher than the average and in particular where a previous claim has been made. It is even possible a company may refuse to insure a property or quote a premium so high it would not be feasible to pay it.

Of course house insurance is essential but joins all the other essential things like eating, heating and the rest. You take your pick of the order you put them in.

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Home insurance?..better read this.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/home-insurance-companies-overcharge-uk-households-mi...

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That applies to most/all insurance.

If you don't seek out and untick the 'auto-renew' box you can end up paying well over the odds.

I was caught out with this a few years ago with my car insurance.

I nearly allowed it to auto-renew 3 years on the trot until the company got greedy and tried to take a premium 1/3 high than the previous year.

I phoned up and refused the quote, moving to a new provider and have done ever since.

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Forecast Snow for Friday night, time to get the Snow shovels out !

 


Snow shovels poised & ready !!

However, the forecast is now for two days of sleet.

Note the snow & rain graphic...

 

 

 

 

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Infinity wrote:

Forecast Snow for Friday night, time to get the Snow shovels out !

 


Snow shovels poised & ready !!

 

 

Saturday morning 5am:

We have SNOW........

Obviously been snowing early hours.

A nice White landscape, and it's still snowing, here in Derbyshire.

 

When it gets light, time to put the Wellies on and go for a wander.....

(Plus other clothes too !)

 

Currently 1ºC

 

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