I notice because I ride a motorcycle and live near a floodplain. Normally, I'm riding right through to Xmas and then lay the bike up for 2 months due to the salt on the road. This year I stopped riding in early Oct because the roads round here are a mudbath with all the farm traffic and rain. My main roads to work and school normally get flooded once every 2-3 years, this autumn we've been cut off 3 times already and the foodwater is rising again. The ground is so wet I can't see the flood threat going away until spring.
Looks horrendous. Sunny Brittany's just as bad. At least we're on a hill, here, but roads shut all around. It's absolutely hissing down as I write. Got the turkey and sprouts in this morning and now one big lock-in until Easter (or until the beer runs out, which won't be any time soon).
Yes Sky came by earlier and as I said to them everything is sorted, to be honest I think I got more rubbish cleared by others then the effort I put in to the clean up but I do owe a lot of pints. The glass washer even seems to work again but it makes alot more noise than it did before. So over all I lost a days trade, alot of sleep and a good few pints, despite looking like a disaster yesterday its all good now. @London did you actually see me on the news, I was half asleep and they must be desperate to show my interview.
Where I live (Burton on trent), the government have just started a £30 million scheme to improve our flood defences. It should reduce the flood risk for 5,500 properties currently facing possible flooding from the River Trent, including 4,500 homes and 1,000 businesses. It's part of the Environment Agency’s £2.6bn investment programme into flood defences across the country. So hopefully you'll see some spending your way soon.
We have these barriers that we’ve put up, we live very close to a river (Surrey) and it is about 10cm lower than our house at the moment. The garden is already looking more and more like a swamp. Next doors is a lake.
We also have pumps under the house that are supposed to switch on when the water level gets to a certain height, however we have never seen them come on.