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16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby FredQ » Mon January 4th, 2016, 8:11 pm

This is sad...

Well it's still raining pretty hard here, and it's broadcast to stay like that for the rest of the week. Luckily our house is a bit higher up; but we're probably not going to make it to work this week (the train line is along the river. Clever huh?). Hopefully my boss will let me work from home :roll:
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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby Vanessa » Mon January 4th, 2016, 8:39 pm

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I live near Tadcaster where the bridge has collapsed. Tadcaster has two sides to it and is connected by the bridge. Now to get to each side in a car you have to travel about 10 miles! They're saying it will take at least a year to rebuild! I feel so sorry for the businesses and homes which have been affected. These floods have been dreadful, I've never seen it so bad.

Above is St Mary's Church in Taddy during the floods.
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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby Misfit » Tue January 5th, 2016, 12:28 am

Vanessa wrote:
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I live near Tadcaster where the bridge has collapsed. Tadcaster has two sides to it and is connected by the bridge. Now to get to each side in a car you have to travel about 10 miles! They're saying it will take at least a year to rebuild! I feel so sorry for the businesses and homes which have been affected. These floods have been dreadful, I've never seen it so bad.

Above is St Mary's Church in Taddy during the floods.


Wow, what a mess. I'm guessing this kind of flooding is unusual?
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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby Lisa » Tue January 5th, 2016, 10:33 am

Misfit wrote:
Vanessa wrote:
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I live near Tadcaster where the bridge has collapsed. Tadcaster has two sides to it and is connected by the bridge. Now to get to each side in a car you have to travel about 10 miles! They're saying it will take at least a year to rebuild! I feel so sorry for the businesses and homes which have been affected. These floods have been dreadful, I've never seen it so bad.

Above is St Mary's Church in Taddy during the floods.


Wow, what a mess. I'm guessing this kind of flooding is unusual?


Definitely unusual up here. They evacuated houses 2 mins walk away from us last night - albeit they were downhill and close to the river. We're safe up here but it's still raining, and forecast to continue :( and I hope they can save Abergeldie Castle.

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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby Misfit » Tue January 5th, 2016, 2:51 pm

Lisa wrote:
Misfit wrote:
Vanessa wrote:
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I live near Tadcaster where the bridge has collapsed. Tadcaster has two sides to it and is connected by the bridge. Now to get to each side in a car you have to travel about 10 miles! They're saying it will take at least a year to rebuild! I feel so sorry for the businesses and homes which have been affected. These floods have been dreadful, I've never seen it so bad.

Above is St Mary's Church in Taddy during the floods.


Wow, what a mess. I'm guessing this kind of flooding is unusual?


Definitely unusual up here. They evacuated houses 2 mins walk away from us last night - albeit they were downhill and close to the river. We're safe up here but it's still raining, and forecast to continue :( and I hope they can save Abergeldie Castle.


We're used to it in the Pacific Northwest, and almost always in the usual places - the news reporters have their go-to spots for filming certain flooded roads where the salmon always swims over the road. :D

Do take care, and be cautious about attempting to drive through flooded roadways. They can be deceptively deeper than you think.
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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby Vanessa » Tue January 5th, 2016, 5:00 pm

It's the worst I've seen it! We get localised flooding at the fleet near us so it puts 15-20 minutes on my journey. When it rained and rained n Boxing Day (26th), the water had come to an inch below the flood barriers in our village. Luckily our house is just outside the flood pains but before the flood barriers were put in, it used to flood quite badly. The villagers were definitely getting a little twitchy this time round, standing stating at the water. Tadcaster town flooded badly - not nay the church above but the main street running through it. The water came halfway up the shops' doors. People had to be evacuated, too.

It's such strange weather for the time of year, unseasonably warm. I would actually prefer snow - at least the snow ploughs come out and clear it away followed by the gritters, allowing normal travel.

As for people driving through floods which are definitely too deep, I have seen some idiots recently where the water has come up to the windscreen!! (See below for one of them.) What plonkers, especially as there was police tape and warning signs. In some places they have actually put barriers up to stop people driving through.
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Here's the beginning of the fleet near us. The had to take a midwife by boat to our next door neighbour who have just had a baby! A bit OTT, I though, as she could've just travelled the extra 15 mins!
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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby Vanessa » Tue January 5th, 2016, 5:07 pm

Here's the beginning of the fleet near us. The had to take a midwife by boat to our next door neighbour who have just had a baby! A bit OTT, I though, as she could've just travelled the extra 15mins!
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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby Misfit » Wed January 6th, 2016, 1:17 am

There's one intersection in my little town that always gets flooded during heavy rains. The police barricade it, the news reporters camp there with their cameras and wait for the idjits to drive around them and get over their heads. And it's all so silly in this case, since up and down that hill there are side streets about 2-3 blocks long that takes a driver to a street that doesn't flood...
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Re: 16C castle at risk of collapsing due to flood

Postby princess garnet » Thu January 7th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Misfit wrote:Do take care, and be cautious about attempting to drive through flooded roadways. They can be deceptively deeper than you think.

Chime on that! Turn around, don't drown.

A few years ago, during a really bad rainstorm, someone who placed flares on the road in a low lying area at the bottom of a major interstate ramp. A portion of that road had become a pond! (There was hardly any street lights which made it hard to see) Whoever did it, it was a great idea!


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