Friday, 14 February 2014
UK Under Water
Just in case anyone doesn't know, we are still having storms with pelting rain and very high winds, and parts of the UK have been under water since before Christmas. While there have been few human fatalities attributed to this weather, thousands of people have lost homes and livelihoods and have been having the most horrendous time. You can read more about it and see some photos here.
In our house we have been lucky, no water inside until today when I found a slight leak in my office coming from the underside of the cupboard that houses the boiler. After investigation, we decided it was most likely rainwater being driven by the wind into the heating system outlet.
Hubby and I did get very wet this morning though. We were driving gingerly through a flooded area of road and hubby had the window open on his side. Suddenly a lorry rushed past in the outside lane, coming too fast to get the window up in time. A wave of water suddenly flooded the car through the gap at the top of the window as it went up, and we were both drenched. Hubby was incensed and would have tried to catch up with the errant driver once we got through the water, but I actually found it quite funny, and did manage to stop him.
The moral of this story is: keep your car windows closed while driving through floodwater.
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