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9:41am Mon 26 Nov 12

Voice of the Voyager says...

Fair play to those who went out into Diglis yesterday on the city council teams to bang on doors and get residents aware of the potential, in moving cars etc. I spoke to some of them, they had done - with all the flats near the river/basin -about 200 in total, and said maps did not show all the newly built roads, so they used their common sense. Think about 15 were involved split into districts, from Red Cross, Crisis Support, and the amateur radio network who were doing all the comms.
Fair play to those who went out into Diglis yesterday on the city council teams to bang on doors and get residents aware of the potential, in moving cars etc. I spoke to some of them, they had done - with all the flats near the river/basin -about 200 in total, and said maps did not show all the newly built roads, so they used their common sense. Think about 15 were involved split into districts, from Red Cross, Crisis Support, and the amateur radio network who were doing all the comms. Voice of the Voyager
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2:07pm Mon 26 Nov 12

jdg says...

It's interesting to see that the negative comments about the floods come from 2 students at Worcester Uni. Don't they have floods where they live ??
It's interesting to see that the negative comments about the floods come from 2 students at Worcester Uni. Don't they have floods where they live ?? jdg
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3:23pm Mon 26 Nov 12

warriors says...

Is it true that the mound of earth built by Hylton Road to stop the area next to it from flooding was not built low down enough to the bedrock and so the water has come through that way?
Is it true that the mound of earth built by Hylton Road to stop the area next to it from flooding was not built low down enough to the bedrock and so the water has come through that way? warriors
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4:36pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Karl Hunderson says...

Just drove through Upton because of the Hanley road being closed. Sadly, but typically, a few selfish morons are parking illegally and causing traffic chaos in the town. Perhaps at times like this the police should at least put cones out to deter this kind of stupidity.
Just drove through Upton because of the Hanley road being closed. Sadly, but typically, a few selfish morons are parking illegally and causing traffic chaos in the town. Perhaps at times like this the police should at least put cones out to deter this kind of stupidity. Karl Hunderson
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5:02pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Hack says...

Severn at Upton is due to peak - as far as we can tell at the moment - at 5.3m Tuesday, which is some way off the 5.93m that hit the town's properties and the riverside in July 2007.
Like many I have sympathy and understanding for the residents in Kempsey. A tragic failure of technology.
However, I have no sympathy for the drivers, often in pseudo 4x4's who think driving through flood water is some kind of macho act.
Severn at Upton is due to peak - as far as we can tell at the moment - at 5.3m Tuesday, which is some way off the 5.93m that hit the town's properties and the riverside in July 2007. Like many I have sympathy and understanding for the residents in Kempsey. A tragic failure of technology. However, I have no sympathy for the drivers, often in pseudo 4x4's who think driving through flood water is some kind of macho act. Hack
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7:20pm Mon 26 Nov 12

WAG2315 says...

if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-)
if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-) WAG2315
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7:21pm Mon 26 Nov 12

WAG2315 says...

if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-)
if you dont want your house flooded then dont buy a house next to a river.people buy a house next to a motorway and complain about the noise of the traffic,people buy a house next to a railway line and complain about the noise of the trains.theres even been complaints in the worcester news about planes in the sky.despite the fact its november.people have been complaining about the cold and the rain.what is it with the people of worcester:-) WAG2315
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7:38pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Hack says...

Hey wag here's a conundrum for you: find the word: klopilc - it's Russian to help you.
Hey wag here's a conundrum for you: find the word: klopilc - it's Russian to help you. Hack
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3:29pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Andy-Apache says...

What's a 'pseudo 4x4'?

Regards 4x4's creating a bow wave, that is actually how you *should* drive through deep water, in any vehicle, not just 4x4s. The idea is you create a bow wave which moves along just in front of you, meaning the apparent depth round the front of the vehicle (where air intakes generally are!) is less.

Some vehicles are quite capable of driving safely through quite deep floods. Some drivers are not, whatever their vehicle.
What's a 'pseudo 4x4'? Regards 4x4's creating a bow wave, that is actually how you *should* drive through deep water, in any vehicle, not just 4x4s. The idea is you create a bow wave which moves along just in front of you, meaning the apparent depth round the front of the vehicle (where air intakes generally are!) is less. Some vehicles are quite capable of driving safely through quite deep floods. Some drivers are not, whatever their vehicle. Andy-Apache
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4:03pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Hack says...

Hi Andy, by pseudo, I am referring to the smaller Suzuki style 4x4, rather than a Landy with a snorkle.
My criticism is that in creating a bow wave, that can knock-on to homes along a road, adding to their misery.
If you look at one of the images above you will see what i am referring to; a house by Pershore bridge was a potential victim of such driving.
Hi Andy, by pseudo, I am referring to the smaller Suzuki style 4x4, rather than a Landy with a snorkle. My criticism is that in creating a bow wave, that can knock-on to homes along a road, adding to their misery. If you look at one of the images above you will see what i am referring to; a house by Pershore bridge was a potential victim of such driving. Hack
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