Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Rain, rain and flooding

Today was another day when East Harptree became world news.  A sustained cloudburst after a period of rain caused a few houses to be flooded today, I was out helping our neighbour (from whom we get our very free range breakfast eggs) who, in spite of six inches of flooding in their house, have refused to move out while everything dries.  East Harptree not only got on the ITN local news and Channel 4 news but we have just had an email from a regular guest from Swizerland who had seen it on the British news there. The world really is a small place these days. Glad to say that although both lakes overflowed, the roof didn't leak, the yurt and treehouse stayed snug and that all is well here.

see some pictures here: http://ruralchris.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/mayday/

1 comment:

  1. An overflowing lake is a serious problem. It can cause property damage and emotional distress. People living near water structures such as lakes should device a plan to stem the flow of water. One key is to manage the drainage systems by unclogging the drains, creating man-made wetlands, and installing green structures near their houses. If the rain goes unabated, vacate the premises at once.

    [Sharon Strock]