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Post Sat Jan 04, 2003 4:16 pm

Flooding

Just saw on the news about the bad flooding in the UK. I just wanted to make sure no one here was affected by it...
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Post Sat Jan 04, 2003 6:05 pm

...glug...glug...bubble...bubble...

nah! - we're fine around here for the moment - although I live within the Thames Basin, the flooding is very localised for the most part and our village (though cut off by rising water for a few hours one morning last week) seems to have escaped any real troubles...

how's everyone else doing?...

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Post Sat Jan 04, 2003 6:48 pm

Hi Lads

No probs here I live on top of a ruddy great hill :D :lol: :lol:

"Happy New Year" To all

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Post Sat Jan 04, 2003 7:00 pm

Its funny isnt it, Scotland gets far more rain than England, we never have water rationing or hose pipe bans yet we dont seem to be bothered by flooding anywhere near as much as in England and Wales. We have had a few problems in the past but not on such a wide scale as down south.
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Post Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:10 am

ohh ive so much trouble.......the pint pot kept flooding so i had to keep drinking it .........what a headache
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Post Sun Jan 05, 2003 11:57 am

Think of us poor souls, we're BELOW sea level !!!

But ..... I think the last serious floods around here were in Wisbech during the 70's ...... too far back for me to (want to) remember :roll: :roll:
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Post Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:37 pm

Living in Shepperton I am only 1/2 mile from the nearest flooded road, and 1 mile from Chertsey, which now only has one road in to the town.
It is incredible to see the changed landscapes all along the Thames. We have seen people getting in to canoes etc from their front doors, and walking to their houses with a black bin liner up each leg!
Many moored boats have not had their mooring lines extended and are now pulled over some 30 degrees against their berths!
The river is flowing faster than you could run next to it.
Traffic is choas around here at present.
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Post Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:42 pm

my god... you dont think about this type of thing till you know of somone in that very position.
running a business for you amongst that peter must be hell... or should i say. is it still possible to run your business when all around you is flooded?

heres hoping things improve for you soon. i have to say though, this british weather i a killer and is so unpredictable. it may well be somtime before we see a change.. fingers crossed :roll:
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Post Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:45 pm

Luckily I am on higher ground and actually live next to a lake but the level can never reach our garden.
A gravel pit down the road has flooded and is pouring across the road 1/4 mile away, straight in to our lake. I went for a walk down the road and just managed to get through (up to the top of the wellies).
You have to watch out for the strong current when walking through.
I took a picture today. It's a main route in to Chertsey, flooded about 1.5ft deep.
I would have posted it but I'm not allowed to play with HTML.

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Post Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:11 pm

...by the way...Welcome Peter :wink: - great to see you here.

For anyone who doesn't know Peter - we've known each other on-line for many years now and I very pleased to see him here. Peter's knowledge of Signlab, both technical and hands-on, is second to none - I myself have relayed his advice to others here on the UKSG in the past.

I hope everyone here will join me in giving...

(hot) (hot) (hot) A GREAT BIG UKSG WELCOME TO PETER (hot) (hot) (hot)

This is a great site, full of helpful courteous people who love what they do and like to share too. I believe this to be the best site for independant British signmakers...and with your arrival, it just got a little bit better :wink:

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Post Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:19 pm

AW Shucks! You're making me blush :oops:

Thanks for the words.

I believe my knowledge of Signlab is actually way down the list but I do keep notes of problems as they've arisen, then that knowledge can be passed on as and when.

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Post Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:48 pm

hello Peter

You could do with my Wellington boots!

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Post Tue Jan 07, 2003 7:46 am

Hello Peter

Welcome hope you have as much fun as I do and get to learn all sorts of interesting stuff.

Regards FB

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