Will it ever stop?!

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FloodingMy heart goes out to all of you who are currently battling to keep yourselves or your homes dry. We live on top of a hill so we have been relatively ok but at the bottom, near the village, the river Ouse has broken its banks and the fields are like lakes.

The lambs have just started arriving and I know that their worst thing is the wet. The lambing areas are getting smaller by the second as the flood water rises.

This is nothing though to all those people in the Somerset levels and surrounding areas. I can't image what it must be like to have been so "forgotten" about for so long.

They have been under siege for a month or so now and still it rains. It seems unimaginable in our 'civilised' western society that we can let such a large area and group of people (and animals) fend for themselves. I would have thought that this would have classified as a national emergency a long time ago but the help only seems to be arriving in dribs and drabs and a little too late.

I hope that if you are effected by the recent weather you can get yourself dry and back to normal as soon as possible and although the hill we live on top of sometimes causes problems when it snows, that's nothing compared to being flooded… so I think myself lucky!

Simon x

4 Comments

  1. Glenis February 14, 2014 at 9:42 am -  Reply

    The hill might have saved you from the flooding but what about the wind. Being high up I guess you are more exposed to that. Hope you haven’t had any serious damage.

  2. Tricia Coulson- Wood February 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    Hello Simon, I know the river Ooze is very long. I also live riverside to the Ooze which is 20 foot away from the front of my cottage. Luckily we have the Barmby barrage across the other side of the river which was built in 1960 otherwise we would flood . Our hamlet used to flood several times a year prior to the barrage being built.
    That is what is needed now all over the country to save all the heartache.
    Ps. I enjoy your relaxed but informative style of presenting.
    Cheerio, Tricia.

  3. Tricia Coulson- Wood February 17, 2014 at 2:12 pm -  Reply

    Oops I misspelt river Oose !. Tricia.

  4. Simon Biagi March 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm -  Reply

    Indeed, the wind was quite ferocious! The other night when I got home and opened the car door I actually ducked as thought something was hurtling towards me! It was just the wind but it was roaring like I never heard it before…. Quite scary!
    We have escaped the flooding but I have had an awful lot of branches to pick up and there are a lot of fallen trees around. I think we got off lightly.

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