The calm after the storm…

Well….it’s still raining. But nothing like on the same scale which is good. I am sooo fed up of rain though. And I have friends in several different states the US who are desparate for rain, so why can’t the clouds just buzz off over there? Go on. Be off with ye! It’s meant to be summer after all.Anyway, it turns out my part of the UK was one of the ‘worst hit’ on Tuesday night. It obviously wasn’t on the same sort of scale as Hurricane Katrina, but as we don’t tend to get huge extremes in the weather in the UK it was fairly bad relatively speaking. There was coverage on the national news for example. 

There was also a bit of damage in the town where I live. A few properties  got flooded – including some on my estate I discovered.  The damage was caused by a little stream which wiggles its way through the town where I live and it seemed to wreak its own small scale damage as it went. It burst its banks in several places. Here’s  few photos to illustrate:

Aftermath 1  Aftermath 2

The source of the problem:

Aftermath 7  Aftermath 6

More damage towards the town centre:

Aftermath 9


Aftermath 10

Aww…Poor Old Bell. It had only been open about a month since the last refurb (which wasn’t flood related incidentally!)

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1 Response to “The calm after the storm…”


  1. 1 jackiesgarden June 26, 2007 at 2:53 am

    Oh gosh, I can’t believe all the damage water can do. It is beautiful where you live. I love these pictures. Now I’m going to have to do a little more research about your ‘neck of the woods’.

    Nez sez: I live in the county of Shropshire in the UK. We had a tornado yesterday! Only a tiny one by US standards, but still a tornado nevertheless. Here’s a link:
    http://www.shropshirestar.co.uk/2007/06/shock-at-freak-twister/
    The town where I live does have some lovely old buildings, but there’s other much prettier and more historic towns in the same county. We are hearing this morning that Ludlow (south Shropshire) which is a beautiful old town has had a bridge swept away this morning. This is one of the historic towns, so I hope it’s not one of the old bridges (as in hundreds of years old). That would be such a shame.


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