Floods in somerset


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Horrible Storm here yesterday, rain, winds gusting upto 70mph, house shaking & power lines flashing like fireworks going off.

I live on the Somerset Levels, an area mostly reclaimed from the sea by pumping water into great drains. The land is already saturated & the Village was almost cut off by the floods.

Its calmed down today, managed to get to the local town & take some pics.

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More storms to come, don't know where the water is going to go, especially as we are moving into spring tides.
 
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Oh that is sad. There is water and more water everywhere.. I hope the storms pass away without causing more harm. Hope the sun will be out and evaporate all the water...
 

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Cheers Maddie,

So far the high winds haven't come back, but it hasn't stopped raining all day. A poor bloke drowned when his car got swept away & wedged under a bridge near here.

Not going out for a few days, stocked up on food & drink, have batteries charged incase the power goes.
 
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I'm extremely scared of floods:( . I live on an island and we do have them here sometimes but not often fortunately. A flood can destroy everything:( . But I must say that some of these pictures you took look very beautiful. I hope it will calm down soon though.
 

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Cheers Claudine,

Its chucking it down here now, but we are tucked in for the night.
 
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Good luck Zigs; I know firsthand what severe storms and flooding can do. We were fortunate to only have one hurricane come our way this year, and thankfully there was no flooding in my area. I can only imagine what all that water is doing to your garden!
 
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Cheers Chanell,

Its passed now, although the water is going to take a while to go down. More rain forecast later in the week. Most stuff is finished in the garden here now, just a bit of autumn clearing up to do.

Some terrible damage down your way a while back, remember watching it on the news. Only had one hurricane here in my lifetime, in 1987, that was enough for me.
 
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Yes, Zigs, some of that damage has yet to be dealt with even after all this time. Fortunately in my area, there was just minor wind damage. You feeling about hurricanes is how I am with earthquakes. No need to repeat that experience ever.
 
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I tried, but encountered a message that the player is currently enabled to play in the U.K. only. And yes, we are still dealing with the damage from Katrina. With so much of the city impacted it will be years before it is all repaired.
 

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Aww, I thought it might not work, sorry.
 
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Floods are going down nicely now. Got out this afternoon to take some pics:)

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The hill with the Walnut Tree on top is called Burrow Hill, a local landmark.
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This is from the top of Burrow Hill

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