What have I let myself in for? As of 15.50GMT today there were 113 flood warnings in the country. 60 of these were in West Yorkshire and 6 of them are in our little bit. Our local paper says: Brighouse submerged under torrent of water. Even the canal has burst its banks, flooding several local places of interest including the basement of Jennie's pub.  She'll be posting about that later I suspect, she's home safe now thanks to an ingenious bus driver.  I have some pictures I might be able to upload later (I can't find the cable in the still-packed boxes), so here are some from the local paper instead:

Pictures gratuitously borrowed from the Courier website )
Don't get floods like this around my part of the country much. No rivers or canals may possibly explain that though. Fun fun...
A note to the local paper )
  • 12:33 talking like Tom Baker #
  • 18:23 walking in squelchy shoes because the canal has broken its banks #

Microblogging by SMS, it's all the rage donchaknow. Using LoudTwitter and Twitter.
Hmm... Remember this?:
Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation, said: "We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind.

"We'll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away."
Maybe there's something in it:
Torrential rain hits Dorset towns
after all?
some areas received more than two months' rain in just 24 hours
Bloody pagans. Do y'all like the way the media and the Govt is commenting loads on this set of (southern) flooding, but when Yorkshire got swamped a few weeks back it was barely commented on and that nice Mr Brown went partying?

Idea for this post from [livejournal.com profile] hennel @ [livejournal.com profile] topicalcomedy
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