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From: MaryW
Date: 07-28-2007, 09:40 AM (1 of 7)
No one has mentioned the flooding in England. I hope all our members are high and dry. It seems to have devastated them. No water, loss of life, etc. From what I see on the news it will be a huge massive cleanup.
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From: Magot
Date: 07-28-2007, 12:32 PM (2 of 7)
Loss of life has been fairly small - 6 died in June when the first floods started in the North, 2 more this July (found in a celler probably overcome by fumes from the pump) and a teenage boy has gone missing. A body has been found.

In the last 2 months we have had the highest rainfall since records began in 1766. 13000 homes in Gloucester are still without water and it could be up to 3 more weeks before safe drinking water is restored. Heavy rain predicted tonight and tomorrow. Main problem is that they ground is already saturated.

I am unaffected where I am - strange really out here in the fens! It has rained a lot but we have only had the odd flash flood in the village and I am up a hill. We were very careful when buying this house to check out the areas where flooding seemed to occur.
love and kisses, Jan
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From: Bama
Date: 07-28-2007, 12:36 PM (3 of 7)
I'm glad everything is ok where you are Jan. I've been watching about the floods on the news every night.
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From: MartySews2
Date: 07-28-2007, 03:47 PM (4 of 7)
Glad to hear that you are doing okay, Jan. In Texas and Oklahoma, there has been massive flooding too. However, probably not to the extent that England has had. Anyway, good wishes, prayers and thoughts are with you and others who are affected by this.
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From: temom
Date: 07-28-2007, 06:25 PM (5 of 7)
I'm glad to hear that you are OK, Jan.
One thing that I found that was a very nasty suprise when such natural disasters occu or prolonged electrical outages occur is the lack of sewage service:shock:
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From: vickki
Date: 07-28-2007, 06:30 PM (6 of 7)
My girlfriend just came back from England,she was visiting her brother...She and her husband went shopping and the waters raised so high in the mall they couldn't get out...They stayed all night at the mall.She said the store owners and other customers were excellent,they were so well taken care of.I have been following on the tele it is a real bad scene.Glad your ok Jan...
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From: plrlegal
Date: 07-29-2007, 01:28 AM (7 of 7)
Glad to hear you're high and dry Jan. Oklahoma did have severe rain and flash flooding but now it is extremely hot (high 90s and humid). It feels like we're living in a swamp this year. Last year this time, we had 38 straight days when the temps were over 100 degrees. Oh well, that's Oklahoma for you -- feast or famine. The strange thing, however, is that we've had hardly any wind this spring and summer. You know -- Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains -- not so this year!!! :cool:

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