Friday, 14 February 2014

UK Under Water

The pic on the left is from morguefile.com. Not sure where it was taken, but it's much calmer than the water that's all around us at the moment.

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.

4 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Wow- I suppose you are getting in rain what we are getting in snow. I think snow is better than floods. Glad you are safe.

Jenny Woolf said...

I'm sorry that you are so near the floods. I've been watching and listening anxiously to the news. I hope you don't get any more leaks. And drive carefully! :)

Linda D said...

What an inconsiderate driver! I'd have been fuming too! Pleased to hear your house is dry though.

Jean Knill said...

Thanks for comments everyone. it's good to know you care.

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