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lotusanne
22-06-2012, 23:08
This outside my house - normally its a cricket field with river Calder at side.... we are cut off, roads to Todmorden and Hebden Bridge closes, really bad floods into shops pubs etc!!.

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scenictraveller
22-06-2012, 23:12
is ur house ok have u moved ur essentials to higher climbs.

hopefully all is ok

make sure u have the home ins policys up in a dry area when the time comes to call them.

daisymini
22-06-2012, 23:17
Hope your ok??..xx

scampa
22-06-2012, 23:52
I also hope you're ok Lotusanne? Is your house in danger of flooding? If so, try to move anything out of the waters reach, either to upstairs or at least off the floor.

Also best to prepare for the electrics to go off (if they haven't already) and have candles, torches, camping stoves etc handy. Let us know how thing are when you can, but obviously look after yourselves and the house first.

Bushtrekker
22-06-2012, 23:54
If there is a threat of imminent floods hitting your house it might be an idea to move the van before they hit. X

Drew
23-06-2012, 07:32
It's always bad down at Eastwood isn't it, but I have not seen the rivers here quite as full as they were yesterday evening. I think I'll stay home today, could be a nightmare trying to get out. Hope you are OK and everything is still dry inside.

Drew

lotusanne
23-06-2012, 07:49
Many thanks for all the good wishes and advice. Shortly after posting last night we lost landline and internet so couldnt reply. All subsided today thankgoodness.Rumour has it that the key holder to the flood plain that was unable to reach Todmorden as lives 10 miles away!!! I didnt get flooded, thank goodness but a lot of houses in the centre did. Outside this morning looks like a disaster scene with mud and debris everywhere. I'm lucky cos the houses are tall narrow terraces built on the valley side - you go in the front door off the street, walk to through to the back and the kitchen door open onto a walkway with another storey below. These are known locally as underdwellings, I'd never heard this term until I moved to West Yorks, sounds a bit like there may be a troll in residence!! But mine is used as a cellar, and as all good cellars are is full of crap! So this would have to flood 12 feet or so until it reached the rest of the house. But electic/ gas down there so could be a problem...plus water was starting to pour down road at front, so was worried. It was also very exciting , the sheer power of nature... pluse thw dunkirk spirit.. all the neighbours out , many getting pissed!!

Bushtrekker
23-06-2012, 08:02
Glad to hear you survived the ordeal and came out dry on the other side X

lotusanne
23-06-2012, 08:10
Just seen us on national news!! More rain forecast... eek again! Here how it looks today, first pic looking back from cricket field, second from walkway outside kitchen, 6203620462036204

scenictraveller
23-06-2012, 08:11
good to here ur ok and its only facial damage.that can be cleaned,:ninja:

lotusanne
23-06-2012, 08:16
Glad to hear you survived the ordeal and came out dry on the other side X

Thanks John appreciate your concern

Funky Farmer
23-06-2012, 08:17
Pleased to hear you are OK.

su51bfc
23-06-2012, 09:19
I'm glad you are ok...I'm just over the moor in Burnley. We were supposed to be playing at Hebden Bridge parade today but obviously its postponed...think the worst of it is over now..but take care..

Bushtrekker
23-06-2012, 10:36
...can I have your autograph? X

lotusanne
23-06-2012, 11:03
I'm glad you are ok...I'm just over the moor in Burnley. We were supposed to be playing at Hebden Bridge parade today but obviously its postponed...think the worst of it is over now..but take care..

Aw thats a shame, is that the hand made parade? What were you supposed to be playing?

vindiboy
23-06-2012, 12:14
Wow, glad you all ok, now I know why I like living in the Sunny South, we have had two days of Sunshine, but the IOW which is only about 20 miles away as the boat floats has had floods at the Music Festival, you may have seen it on TV, or maybe not if the power has gone off.

scampa
23-06-2012, 12:20
Glad that it all turned out ok for you. I was concerned, but I wasn't really surprised that you didn't reply last night. I wasn't sure if you'd lost power/internet or were busy swimming around your kitchen!

BTW, one thing that most people don't think about before floods is that any fish in garden ponds will be "liberated" when the water rises. I remember watching someones' prized carp swimming merrily along the street when we were helping to deal with a flooded village! Luckily I think we managed to rescue most of them when we'd dealt with the more urgent matters!

(I'm not sure if they were coy carp, but they didn't seem very shy to me! :))

lotusanne
23-06-2012, 13:14
That made me laugh!! Greart mental picture those pesky carp making a run for freedom,- or should i say a swim for it!!

vindiboy
23-06-2012, 13:21
Glad that it all turned out ok for you. I was concerned, but I wasn't really surprised that you didn't reply last night. I wasn't sure if you'd lost power/internet or were busy swimming around your kitchen!

BTW, one thing that most people don't think about before floods is that any fish in garden ponds will be "liberated" when the water rises. I remember watching someones' prized carp swimming merrily along the street when we were helping to deal with a flooded village! Luckily I think we managed to rescue most of them when we'd dealt with the more urgent matters!

(I'm not sure if they were coy carp, but they didn't seem very shy to me! :)) :lol-053::lol-053::lol-053: So you rescued them back into captivity did you ?:lol-053::lol-053::lol-053:

scampa
23-06-2012, 13:28
That made me laugh!! Greart mental picture those pesky carp making a run for freedom,- or should i say a swim for it!!

And I'm sure they swam faster as they went past the chippie!! :):)

lotusanne
23-06-2012, 16:36
That had me chuckling again Scampa, you are funny. Scampa... scampi.... no connection I assume? Sounds a bit fishy to me!

Teffy
23-06-2012, 19:32
Another band of rain supposed to be coming over tonight so I hope it doesn't do a repeat performance. The river at York is flooded so my husband couldn't work today.

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24-06-2012, 11:18
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