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Are you braced for more rain?


Graham*

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I've been bracing myself for rain since Friday, when I was advised to brace myself. I've been braced against the fridge for two days now. Will we be told when we can stop bracing?

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wiz-king

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I am fed up with rain, our local reservoir is full and the ground water the highest it's been for years and I am getting worried that our Bourne river might appear at any time - last seen above ground 12 years ago and it was up for seven weeks then.

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Brumas

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sunnystaines, now you tell me ;o{

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woodchip

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Road Drains are soak ways or feed into rivers or fields

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Bing.alau

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I think FE's right. In spite of the abundance of water now, before the last Easter egg is sold or removed from the shelves we will have a hosepipe ban in some part of the country.

I've heard there is going to be a big freeze up beginning this coming weekend. Just my luck when I have booked up a couple of days down in Plymouth. I suppose I had better get my snow shovel and a few blankets in the boot of the car, or maybe on the back seat even. Maybe I will chuck in a bottle of rum as well as a couple of loaves and a few fishes.

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Woolwell

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woodchip - In most urban areas the road drains go into rainwater sewers. In my area these are supposed to have emergency outflows into streams etc but they are not working properly and instead they are mixing with sewage and are overflowing.

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Aitchbee

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Bing.alau ... throw in a few tins of mackerel fillets (in sunflower oil) ...

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bremner

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Fourm member

As someone smack bang in the middle of a white area I can tell you it is not good. Flooded neighbours, trees down, landslides, no trains and my daughter leaving home and unable to get into Exmouth, turning round to come home to find in the hour the village is cut off by flood water.

Hopefully the worst is behind us.

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Woolwell

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That map doesn't give an entirely accurate picture. I live in a white zone but at 400 ft above sea level. We have surprisingly little wind damage with so far just a few branches down and fences flattened. Yet about 10 miles about 100 people had to be evacuated. I feel really sorry for those who have had sewage in their houses.

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Woolwell

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Bing.alau - just noticed that you are going to Plymouth. Do not attempt it by train yet as the main line has been washed away although it may be repaired by next weekend. Don't worry about snow but do bring waders. If it snows in South Devon and Plymouth then the place comes to a complete and utter halt.

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lotvic

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Graham*, it's time you got a belt as well - bracing yourself is not enough.

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