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Storm Desmond

Discussion in 'Personal' started by josienig, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Storm Desmond is wreaking havoc on the west coast of Ireland..up to 100mm of rain in last 24 hours. We'll need a few Arks soon!
  2. Mullam

    Mullam Occasional commenter

    I gather calling is Storm 'Desmond' has raised the question of racism.
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Cumbria is suffering again too
    midnight_angel and josienig like this.
  4. Mullam

    Mullam Occasional commenter

    I know. Just saw it on the news. I really feel for the people there because they've gone through this twice before in tbev last ten years and their insurance will be sky-high, if they can get it at all.
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Are we on to the 4th named storm already?
    Commiserations to anyone caught up in them. We've got strong winds 'down south' but without the rain.

    (Like the new Christmas avatar @Didactylos4 !)
  6. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Why so?
  7. Mullam

    Mullam Occasional commenter

    The barbershop!
  8. josienig

    josienig Star commenter

    Yes Lara, although the names of 1st three caused a bit of a giggle and didn't cause widespread damage..Barney resulted in people putting gifs of purple Barney on weather maps. Clodagh was considered too nice a name to cause any big harm and any damage was quite localised.
    I thought Desmond was benign enough too, but he's decided to to prove me very wrong! We had a big fundraising event in school today that had to be cancelled..has cost extra-curricular kitty about 2 thousand euro and a local charity the proceeds of the raffle on the day. But others are suffering serious effects of the storm.
  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Definitely the first one for a while to trigger a red warning from the Met Office
  10. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Pictures of Cumbria look quite bad ad the weather map is full of 'red' anywhere above a diagonal line form the Bristol Channel it seems.
    Take care everyone.
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    The winds are starting to drop again here and the arin is only coming in patches now.
    At the worst point even in the shelter of the village the wind was gusting to 47mph on my meter
    And I'm on the east side of the Pennines so it's quieter here
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  13. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Desmond has almost achieved what the referendum failed to do.
    Lara mfl 05 and RedQuilt like this.
  14. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    It's a bit worrying that the whole south western end of Scotland is under flood alert! Just blanketed orange.
    Should they be building *****?
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Hope people in areas affected are OK.
  16. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

  17. oHelzo

    oHelzo Occasional commenter

    So I was one of the lucky ones, half my adopted city was underwater over the weekend, as were many other towns roundabout. The transport network, both here and more widely, is decimated: the city is gridlocked and people have 100 mile round trips to work :( never mind those with no homes and a ruined Christmas.

    But everyone is digging in to offer practical help or donations. I bought some items to take to a donation centre and it was FULL of people dropping off, sorting out and getting it out again. Wherever you go since Saturday, there is a real sense of togetherness and camaraderie.

    Despite everything that's happened, I'm so proud of my fellow Carlisle people :) I shall leave you with a shot from the top of the flood bank, AFTER the water levels dropped, still 9ft above the fields!
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    Duke of York, Lara mfl 05 and kibosh like this.
  18. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Surely not!
  19. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Should not be building on flood plains.
  20. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    That's great to hear.

    A lady who works in our local pharmacy had a fire in her home last week, caused by a phone charger catching light. The family lost everything so the pharmacy set up an appeal on her behalf for donations. Within a day or so, I was making regular trips to the pharmacy with items our elderly residents decided they could afford to donate. Among them was a fairly new TV, a steam iron that was still in its box, a grill, canteen of cutlery, dinner service, towels, you name it. It turned out that virtually everything I took over had already been donated several times over.

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