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Sun Dec 27, 2015, 07:50 PM

'Unprecedented' Flooding Soaks UK; Thousands without Power and Hundreds Evacuated





After weeks of heavy rainfall, widespread flooding submerged cars and caused the evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes in parts of England, Scotland and Wales Saturday. British Prime Minister David Cameron sent hundreds more troops into northern England on Sunday to help exhausted residents and emergency workers fight back rising river waters.

Cameron said the flooding is "unprecedented" and vowed to do everything possible to protect people and their property as the damage spread to the major cities York, Leeds and Manchester. He said protective systems and contingency plans will be reviewed because the frequency of such extreme weather events seems to be on the rise.

Weeks of persistent rainfall has saturated the ground and swollen the rivers to record levels, leaving entire swathes of northern England, and smaller parts of Wales and Scotland, vulnerable. Several hundred flood warnings remain in effect.

There have been no fatalities or serious injuries reported, but hundreds of people have been evacuated from houses and apartments in York, 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of London, where 3,500 properties are judged to be at risk. Emergency crews worked extra shifts to try to restore power to roughly 7,500 blacked out homes in the greater Manchester and Lancashire areas. ..........(more)

http://www.weather.com/news/news/uk-england-scotland-wales-flooding




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Reply 'Unprecedented' Flooding Soaks UK; Thousands without Power and Hundreds Evacuated (Original post)
marmar Dec 2015 OP
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2015 #1
RKP5637 Dec 2015 #3
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2015 #4
RKP5637 Dec 2015 #5
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2015 #6
RKP5637 Dec 2015 #7
OxQQme Dec 2015 #2
MowCowWhoHow III Dec 2015 #8
progressoid Dec 2015 #9
T_i_B Dec 2015 #10
T_i_B Dec 2015 #11
Coventina Dec 2015 #12

Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 07:54 PM

1. CLIMATE CHANGE, it predicts MORE EXTREME WEATHER

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:07 PM

3. And the GOP response is DUH!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:08 PM

4. Not just the GOP

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:16 PM

5. Scary country! Many have absolutely no F'en idea what is going on. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:17 PM

6. nope, and that is by design

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:22 PM

7. Bred and rewarded to be stupid! n/t

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 08:36 PM

8. Seems bad





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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 04:11 AM

9. Not good at all.







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Response to progressoid (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 07:44 AM

10. York gets flooded quite a lot

However, the flooding has been over a huge swathe of Northern England taking in Lancashire, Cumbria, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Northumberland.

In the case of York the flooding has been exacerbated by the failure of the Foss Barrier.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12072220/York-floods-Why-did-the-Foss-Barrier-fail.html

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 12:48 PM

11. Apparently Tadcaster Bridge has partially collapsed

That bridge has been standing for hundreds of years.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 02:03 PM

12. Jeepers! Hope everyone stays safe!

I've visited York and it is a lovely city.

I hope their historic sites remain intact.

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