Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We interrupt this programme.................

.............. or should that say 'stitching' ..............

to weather watch!

The weather in the South West has been very peculiar

Rain, Rain, Rain!!!

Storms, Storms, Storms!!!

The Somerset Levels which are a low lying area of the county about five miles to the east of the town where I live have been flooded since before Christmas

Farmers have had to evacuate their stock as their entire farms have been covered in water

Households and in fact entire villages are under water



The main 'A' road between the town we live and the place where Nigel used to work has been closed for almost two months



This photo shows you a business at the side of the road before and after the flooding - the water is currently over 10 feet deep

The ground is so saturated that any puff of wind blows down trees

This morning when I arrived at work I parked at the side of the road

I considered reversing another couple of yards back down the road and something stopped me

Thank heavens it did



This is what I came out to at lunchtime when I came home

A bit too close for comfort

Just the weather for hunkering down in front of the fire and getting down to some stitching

Sadly the Met Office seem to think we're in for more of the same for the foreseeable future

9 comments:

Ali Honey said...

All the flooding is so sad. I remember fondly what lovely country areas there were in Somerset.
Nature is very powerful and difficult to stop.
I hope your family stays safe. Folk near London are not doing much better from what we are seeing and hearing.
Thanks for showing us the photos - I can now see just how bad it all is.

loulee said...

We seem to be missing the worst of the weather here on the Isle of Man. We had a good battering last month, but for now it's working around us. We even managed to miss out on the hurricane last night. I can't even begin to imagine how it feels to live in Somerset at the moment, they have spent so long under water.....
Keep warm, safe and dry.

Plum Cox said...

Oh my, that was a close call for you. Glad to hear that you aren't flooded, but my heart goes out to all the people who are. Utterly miserable for them.

Melanie said...

I think of you often--- prayers for you. Keep the backup plan close by. Pack emergency back of quilt junk....

Melanie said...

I think of you often--- prayers for you. Keep the backup plan close by. Pack emergency back of quilt junk....

Rosalind said...

Empathising with all the news of the floods down there . Ghastly times!
I live by the river in Cockermouth where we had the floods in 2009 that swamped over 900 properties in our town. My heart goes out to those who have had their homes flooded. It took at a very long time for people here to be able to return to their houses here ie years not months.
A few years on it is the memory of how people rallied round in a crisis that stays with me.

Tanya said...

That is scary. Please stay safe.

Chookyblue...... said...

the weather is crazy..........we are in drought and your flooding........if only we could share a bit both would be much better off..........

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