Today's Storm

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  1. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Just hope everyone, here in the UK, is warm, safe, dry and out of the dreadful wind and rain that is battering us all at the moment.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    That is blowing a hooley out there but we are getting the odd lull. Took the precaution of packing away any loose items in the garden yesterday afternoon.

    Some trees have come down in the roads around us - comes of living in the country - but so far so good..... ;)
     
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    This morning I was told that the street where I live was partially closed because of a trampoline. I didn't know anything about it although I was in at the time. In the same street the fire brigade saw to a petrol station roof that was being wrecked by the wind as well.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    I battened down the hatches yesterday - wheelie bins in the garage, cold-frame in the conservatory, as you do - and think we may have not been quite as battered as some, although some of the gusts were pretty scary :nailbiting: Certainly, we haven’t had as much rain as I was expecting, thank goodness. It will be interesting to see what’s happened around and about when I go out tomorrow.

    Hope no-one has suffered any damage.
     
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  5. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    We were going away to North Yorks for a couple of nights from this morning. We didn't go. The place we were staying is flooded.

    It was hard work on the farm this morning. The wind and rain was wild - the horse was standing soaked inside his stable, poor old thing The sea came over the prom at high tide here, and the brook burst its banks a little further up the road from us... luckily that didn't affect us. We've been lucky, the odd tree down.

    My daughter's in-laws are near Whalley and having to pump water out of their house. A friend has been stranded on a train coming from London all day with two small (increasingly fractious) children. The wind is getting up again as I write...
     
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  6. Sandiep

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    been lucky here winds were high and very noisy rain was not as bad as expected so just stayed in and kept warm wrote up some family history,
     
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  7. Londoner

    Londoner Will always roll up her sleeves and dig around

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    Here, in the sticky out bit, it has been wet and windy but I think the worst of it just blows over the top of us so it can get to the rest of you more quickly!
     
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  8. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I hope you all were without damage when daylight arrives again- if it wasn't blown away.

    Here we had beaut winds blowing, but in a more refined manner & the towels on the wash line had a lovely time as did other washed items.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    Hugs to all the storm-ravaged. Please remember that many of the worst injuries come from accidents that happen during clean-up! Also, watch for downed power-lines and washed out roads.
     
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  10. Sis

    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Hope you're all OK and no one was flooded.
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    No flooding here but I now have next doors greenhouse in my garden or i should say the remains of the greenhouse. Their kids trampoline is now three houses away leaving 4 very upset kids.
     
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  12. Findem

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    I've been lucky here, no flooding in all the torrential rain we've had, although there were sheets of water laying in the park behind my back garden, something I haven't seen in a while. I do have a branch from one of my Bottlebrush (Calistemon) trees down in the back garden, still attached to the tree, it appears to have developed a longitudinal split near the main trunk.
     
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  13. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Nice and respectable here. Gentle breeze, gentle rain but not today. The sheep look lots cleaner with a wash from the rain.:) And they are at last munching something akin to green.
     
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    All ok here in the Peak District (well the part we are in anyway), winds still reasonably strong and bitterly cold (-4, I know our Canadian friends will laugh but for us softies in the UK thats cold), still made it out for the pub quiz last night:D
     
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  15. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I don’t think you are softies in the UK at least where the cold is but the heat? That’s another matter. Thank goodness our 45c+ days seem to be in the distant past (says she with her fingers crossed) but I am looking forward to a little snow this coming winter. The novelty hasn’t worn off yet. :rolleyes: It has been a horrid summer, Autumn just on the horizon. :)
    Cold or not, we have to get our priorities right when it comes to trivia at the pub.
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    We had only 10% of our average January rainfall and so far no rain in February. There seems to be no happy medium for weather here in Australia this Summer. It's so sad.:(
     
  17. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    Some years ago whilst out your way for BHP I experienced snow, I was just about to climb into bed, looked out the motel window and it was snowing heavily. I put my clothes on (over my PJs) and went for a walk in the small park? near the motel, it was great, almost deafening silence :D. It was near the main crossroads in Orange, the one with a pub on opposite corners of the cross roads, the two pub's patrons were snow balling each other across the intersection.
     
  18. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    There’s just about a pub on every corner. Most have been beautifully restored. One of the pubs you mentioned has been restored in Art Decor style and has won awards for the work. I think I know the motel. It’s about to be demolished. It’s opposite Robertson Park and Trinity Cathedral is a bit behind it.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    That seems like the motel and park I had in mind, too long ago to remember the names though. :)
     
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  20. gillyflower

    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    The weather is certainly very bizarre. Going to be wet and windy again at the weekend too.:eek:
     
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