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Windows 7: Floods Cumbria / Cockermouth UK

20 Nov 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
Floods Cumbria / Cockermouth UK

Hi all
I know a lot of people on these Forums live in NW England (Manchester, Lancaster etc etc).
Hope they are all right after severe flooding last night.

Saw on the news what's happenning

This is normally a great tourist area - this sort of stuff shouldn't be happening in this part of the world in November.

Pic enc cockermouth town centre - Cumbria UK.

Hope people are OK.

Cheers
jimbo


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20 Nov 2009   #2
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Heard nothing but this on the news this morning, I live in Lancashire but we are safe upon thills (on the hills for none NW english peeps)
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20 Nov 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Cockermouth? Cumbria? Are they places or pastime activites ?


(sorry, couldn't resist )


Hope anyone affected is okay.
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20 Nov 2009   #4
Qdos

 

It's not like the flash floods which hit Boscastle in Cornwall, or those of Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon where people, boulders, and cars were washed into the harbour and out to sea without any warning - these folks in Cumbria had advance environmental agency and meteorological office advice of the flooding.

Not belittling their situation, but if you choose to live bang on the fringes of a major river then you're always aware you can be flooded. They face a weekend of further rain and gales, and the drainage of that rain off the high ground could take another ten days to percolate down into the river.

One person is suspected to have probably lost their life, some policeman who was standing on a bridge which was swept away by the surge of the water.

Other reports of missing people are majorly due to roads and communications being down, it's by no means a disaster - but there will be a big mopping up operation to follow in the months to come.

The met' office are speaking in terms of the rainfall being the highest ever recorded in Cumbria, something like fourteen inches of rain is estimated to have fallen over the last few days.
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20 Nov 2009   #5
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Yes the policeman did die they have retrieved his body, we've just had all this lot and it's moved over into England and Scotland now.
Although I wish they'd make their minds up on the one hand they say it's the worst flooding and then tell us it's normal autumnal weather for this time of year
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20 Nov 2009   #6
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Yes the policeman did die they have retrieved his body, we've just had all this lot and it's moved over into England and Scotland now.
Although I wish they'd make their minds up on the one hand they say it's the worst flooding and then tell us it's normal autumnal weather for this time of year
Well they did say there was no hurricane back in 1988 remember
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20 Nov 2009   #7
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Cockermouth? Cumbria? Are they places or pastime activites ?


(sorry, couldn't resist )


Hope anyone affected is okay.
I've been having some laughs at the news when Cockermouth has been mentioned too.

It's fine around Lancaster and Morecambe, though the river Lune through Lancaster had some very high water levels. Not surprised Cumbria is flooding though with the amount of rain that's been around here this week. Though it always rains in the Lake District (Cumbria).

Hope it hasn't affected anyone in them areas badly though.
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20 Nov 2009   #8
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Yes when 7 Oaks became 2
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