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Storm on it's way

Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
edited November 2023 in Coffee lounge
Anyone else concerned about the storm that's going to hit SW England tonight/tomorrow ?


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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Lucky enough to live on a hill.

    Though, if the rain is heavy enough it does run down the hill and under our garage door a little. Also, still waiting on the landlord to clean the guttering. It's overdue and we asked it a month ago before the heavy rains started.


    Hope everyone stays safe though. Sure we don't get typhoons or hurricanes (at least we 'technically' don't get hurricanes) but flooding and winds can still be very dangerous.
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,319 Disability Gamechanger
    Looks like we are missing the worst of it where we live, but for those affected please stay safe.
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team
    Our local water  board has been issuing text warnings.  I live on a slope, so hopefully I'll mostly be ok, but I am a bit worried the garden wont survive. At least we got the huge eucalyptus tree cut back in the summer, so less chance of branches falling on the shed. 

     I hope everyone stays warm and safe! 
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    Our local water  board has been issuing text warnings.  I live on a slope, so hopefully I'll mostly be ok, but I am a bit worried the garden wont survive. At least we got the huge eucalyptus tree cut back in the summer, so less chance of branches falling on the shed. 

     I hope everyone stays warm and safe! 

    Same here - I received a txt from my water company yesterday and also one from my power company - first time ever - they are obviously concerned
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team
    It's good they're taking it seriously though.  Even friends' work have informed them to work from home for the rest of the week.  It's much better than things going horribly wrong for someone. 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,319 Disability Gamechanger
    It's good they're taking it seriously though.  Even friends' work have informed them to work from home for the rest of the week.  It's much better than things going horribly wrong for someone. 
    Absolutely we had an old lady die in the recent floods in the town where we live, not good.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,113 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2023
    I agree with above

    I'd rather be over cautious than not cautious enough

    Stay safe everyone
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Everyone thinks "oh it's just a bit of rain, so what!", until it's the river by your house that's broken it's banks and you've not considered any preparations! 

    Should always be prepared if you know you live in a flood-risk area.
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,924 Disability Gamechanger
    What happened to text alerts from gov ????
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    Yeah I'm dreading volunteering tomorrow as i have to be outside to get places 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    Sandy_123 said:
    What happened to text alerts from gov ????
    Good point 
  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Scope Member Posts: 9,774 Disability Gamechanger
    I get notifications from the met office for alerts 
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    edited November 2023
    I get notifications from the met office for alerts 
    I got notification from my local council which was weird and unexpected since how did they get my detail? 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,315 Disability Gamechanger
    @wibbles That is strange, maybe they have your details from covid?
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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    @wibbles That is strange, maybe they have your details from covid?

    Either that or through contact with Adult Services ?
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    edited November 2023
    Anyway - the storm was a little bit of a damp squib for us - Yes we had a little bit of rain the previous night and the wind was a little bit annoying - but nowhere near the predicted "end of the world" strength!
    And the local area, did get it pretty bad (floods and trees down etc) - so it was extremely localised
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,911 Scope online community team
    I have friends in Guernsey, they lost the roof of their house to that storm, so I'm glad they did take things seriously and let everyone know to be careful. 
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