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Old 02-15-2020, 08:25 AM   #2086
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:34 AM   #2087
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:17 AM   #2088
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Last weekend it was Storm Ciara, this weekend it's Storm Denis and it hasn't been much better in between.

My neighbour was due back home last Sunday from Germany but her flight was cancelled because of high winds at Heathrow.

She couldn't get a flight on Monday because the storm had, by then, moved into Germany so no departures.

She's back in the country but not yet back home as she's with family elsewhere.

I woke up at 0400 on Thursday and the power was off, although I think it might have failed a couple of hours earlier.

Text messages from the distribution company said that a fuse in a sub station had failed and we were to expect the supply to be restored by 0930.

Updates told us that branches were fouling the overhead lines and they needed to be dealt with before any semblance or normality returned.

After a false start just before 1400, which was accompanied by a loud bang somewhere in the vicinity, we were re-connected at just after 1500.

In order to keep us supplied with tea, I had to keep going to the neighbour's house (see above) and boiling a kettle on her gas cooker.

I will offer her an explanation when she returns and proffer thanks.

Last night Storm Denis was blowing a hooley but this morning everything is still standing, including the mighty 'leaning tower of fir tree' at the bottom of the garden.

There's a rare red warning for the South Wales valleys this morning which signifies danger to life.

The area is expecting up to 4.7 inches of rain in short order. Link

This winter is beginning to get a bit tedious.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:32 AM   #2089
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I never thought I would say this but, condolences on your blowjob.
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:07 AM   #2090
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Heh...Nothing like a blowie that takes a coupla days from which to recover.
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Old 02-24-2020, 06:33 PM   #2091
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Clear and sunny in SoCal RFN. Highs in the low seventies F... 23-24 C for our SI correspondents.

{strutting boastfully on L.A.'s behalf; we still get earthquake summaries with the weather in the paper}
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Old 02-24-2020, 07:09 PM   #2092
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Quite moist here, atm.
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:34 AM   #2093
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One Saturday morning in January I saw a little dandruff on the lawn but by noon the rain washed it away. Nice winter.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:05 AM   #2094
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:14 PM   #2095
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:58 AM   #2096
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The recent Storms Ciara and Denis dumped a huge volume of rain on the UK and it hasn't really stopped raining since.

There has been severe flooding along the River Severn in Shropshire and Worcestershire.

I heard a news reporter yesterday say that 500 tonnes of water a second were passing through Ironbridge.

To cap it all, we now have Storm Jorge about to pay us a visit with 70mph gales and another 80mm of rain.

It's been chucking it down all day here and the back lawn is like a marsh.

That, of course, pales into insignificance when you look at the damage that has been done in other parts of the country.

Incidentally, as the Spanish Met Service named the storm Jorge, we have to pronounce it 'Hor-hay'.

If you ask me, the whole thing is getting beyond a hoke.



I always find January and February hard going and it doesn't help that I have a birthday at that time of year.

Birthdays are a bit like the Reader's Digest.

No matter how many times you cancel, they still keep sending them.
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Old 02-28-2020, 04:17 PM   #2097
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Damn, 500 tonnes is 132,530 gallons per second, talk about an irresistible force.

Speaking of tough birthdays, both my parents were born on December 27th.
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:04 PM   #2098
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Heh, I did the math on that, too.

Well, I let the Google do it...
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Old 02-28-2020, 11:20 PM   #2099
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I started to do it with a small hand calculator but it didn't have enough spaces, so I tried the Windows calculator but couldn't figure out how to divide on that thing, so did it by hand.
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:47 AM   #2100
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It's not just the volume of water on the move that would worry me; it's what might be in it.

The surface drainage and sewerage system is overloaded to the point where manhole covers are forced off and the contents enter into the mix.

The opening shots of the video above shows that the flooding abuts a sewerage treatment plant.

It's possible that there are measures that can be taken to prevent contamination of the flood water but I wouldn't put money on it.
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