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    I live in Kendal and it's not so bad here - some minor flooding near the river.

    However it's heartbreaking looking at the footage from Appleby, the place where I teach. Needless to say school is out today, but the level of damage on the whole town is extensive after the Eden's banks burst. Homes, shops, livelihoods decimated - many linked to the pupils I teach every day and their parents who I have got to know well. Beyond tragic.

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      Originally posted by hobbes View Post
      You wanna try sleeping indoors, 3CR.
      The only place I can put my bed is next to the window... a window that won't close properly.

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        That video of the Hastings lifeboat almost capsizing but then righting itself is astonishing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51439152

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          Yeah saw that last night. The video, that is, not the boat.

          It's kinda what they do, those boats, but it's always amazing seeing it.

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            Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post



            A windmill losing its sails! Windy!

            The flooding in Cumbria looks bad.
            I know it shouldn't be possible, but that windmill actually looks embarrassed.

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              Originally posted by pebblethefish View Post

              I know it shouldn't be possible, but that windmill actually looks embarrassed.

              Hahaha!

              "D'oh! Butterfingers!"

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                I hate to tell you all this, but Storm Dennis could be on it's way for the weekend!

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                  Originally posted by TonTon View Post
                  Yeah saw that last night. The video, that is, not the boat.

                  It's kinda what they do, those boats, but it's always amazing seeing it.

                  Brave, brave men.

                  Actually, the fact that the boat didn't capsize might not be the most jaw-dropping element of the story, someone having gone out in those conditions to surf and him being found alive and rescued after an hour or so giving us something of a three-way tie.

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                    Yeah.

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                      On the Newcastle train from Peterborough. Just passed through a seriously big hailstorm outside the city and everything since has been covered white (at Newark now). Can't work out if it is all down to hail, sleet, or actual snow, but the sky is now clearing after almost half an hour.
                      Last edited by Arturo; 10-02-2020, 15:47.

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                        There is a large tree blocking a popular shortcut to / from my son's nursery. It almost looks like you can squeeze past it, but you absolutely can't. Slightly amusing watching all the teenagers stride confidently towards it, hesitate, and then turn back when their brains finally kick in. Should have taken a photo but forgot.

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                          NB, the tree must have come down some time today, not yesterday, because I managed to walk that route with my son first thing this morning.

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                            It was all calm and sunny here this morning, now it's gone wild again.

                            I surveyed the damage on my roof terrace - the palm tree has blown over and a couple of pots are rolling around. Not too bad.

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                              Originally posted by pebblethefish View Post

                              I know it shouldn't be possible, but that windmill actually looks embarrassed.
                              Yeah, I feel like I shouldn't be gawping at it. Give it a robe, or something.

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                                Originally posted by Tony C View Post
                                I live in Kendal and it's not so bad here - some minor flooding near the river.

                                However it's heartbreaking looking at the footage from Appleby, the place where I teach. Needless to say school is out today, but the level of damage on the whole town is extensive after the Eden's banks burst. Homes, shops, livelihoods decimated - many linked to the pupils I teach every day and their parents who I have got to know well. Beyond tragic.
                                Worse to come for them, Storm Denis looks like a slower moving beast that will dump lots of water on us this week-end...

                                There is also precious little to hope for the rest of the month, the Polar Vortex is on steroid and this means a raging Atlantic...

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                                  https://twitter.com/ErickAdameOnTV/status/1228314877795672064

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                                    70mph gusts recorded over Cornwall and a squall line developing.

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                                      Despite forecasts of 40mph gusts, the market organisers for tomorrow are still playing chicken with the traders. (We cancel, we lose our fee, they cancel we get a refund.) I fully expect to have to get up at 7am, arrive on-site and hang around for an hour waiting for them to call off something that should have been obvious two days ago.

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                                        We win that game of chicken! A lie-in for us!

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                                          No nothing to see here. This is fine.

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                                            For me at least, there genuinely is nothing to see there

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                                              I think he meant

                                              https://www.irishtimes.com/news/envi...cast-1.4175244

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                                                There's a four missing from the end of the url, and I can't edit it. Cheers ursus.

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                                                  It's way stormier up here in Lancs than they'd predicted. Which either means the storm's shifted path, or has intensified and the south and west are getting an even bigger battering. My initial jollity about it sharing my name aside, in all seriousness, good luck everyone and don't take any risks re travel etc.

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                                                    Bit of random thunder and lightning here for some reason, which as far as I can tell wasn't at all in the forecast.

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