Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Aftermath

Sitting here in my (thankfully!) dry house over the last few days, I have heard the constant drone of helicopters flying north to help out Gloucester and Tewkesbury people who are flooded out and without water.

Tewkesbury went from small inland market town to island thanks to the Rivers Avon and Severn bursting their banks and enveloping the town.........
This is a map of the most recent flooding in nearby counties.

They are expecting the Thames to continue rising in Oxfordshire and riverside households have been warned of bursting banks.........

There is talk of deaths, missing people, help stations, aid parcels, panic buying........whatever happened to England......?

Latest news

Oh, and those interested in the Joust field? Well, being water meadows, the water didn't drain and next weekend's event is also cancelled.........

But hey........you got Horses? You got Water? You got THIS..........

cq

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, at least you're safe! The TV reports have been horrendous ... but I loved the medieval water skiing!

Laquet

Uisce said...

omg wait til angel sees the horse skiing!!

Bob-kat said...

Tell me about it. Still helping out my family who are in the middle of this mess!

I liked the water skiing vid though :) Made me smile.

CyberKitten said...

I'm not sure that waterboarding is authentically 14th Century...... Is it? [grin]

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It didn't surprise me that the joust is cancelled. As I live in Birmingham, it was close, but we avoided the bad floods.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is ALL just unbelievable and incrddibly scary, dear CQ...! It is truly amazing---the amount of rain and flooding that is going on...Is there any relief in sight? How long can this go on?? OY!

YellowRose said...

Wow, that flooding is horrible! In the states, Texas has had some horrible flooding also, what is going on?

Love the horse skiing, looks like something my son would do!!

Keep dry Queenie!! Hugs!

David said...

that was great
wishing dryer weather for all of you