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It's still raining in Sheffield and I'm feeling a bit useless. They're winching people out of offices in the Don Valley by helicopter and it looks like a kid may have drowned after being swept away from a park near me. And here I am photographing gutters as I walk home in the rain. Not much use really.
25th Jun 2007, 23:29   | tags:,,

I was in Sheffield on Saturday and it was as dry as a bone then I saw the local news tonight and thought wwwoooaaahhhh. Seems to have slowed down here but loads of places are still flooded. Getting home wasnt too bad tonight tho I was having a panic at 4.30 as 2/3 roads in/out of work were totally under water and the office is right next to a river!
Work will be fun this week *sigh*

25th Jun 2007, 23:33

OJ says:

Where are you White Fluffy Clouds? Leeds? It's bizarre here - the flooding the week before last was unusual and this is just beyond strange - it's all risen so fast. Walking home the streets were near deserted but for the sound of helicopters and water rushing through sewers underfoot. But I'm uphill from the nearest river so perfectly safe.

25th Jun 2007, 23:41

Im in Lincoln.
We live at the top of a hill thats at the bottom of another so when I got home from work the parents and brother were digging trenches!
I dont think Ive ever seen this much rain in all my 23 years - blue skies today tho!!

26th Jun 2007, 08:02

Dhamaka says:

*empathises

26th Jun 2007, 08:36

FilbertFox says:

yup a bit of sun in Leeds as well. Still many villages near me are flooded. I have never seen anything like it either, tis a bit scary.

26th Jun 2007, 09:20

paintist says:

local streams here have turned into rivers, and more rain to come.
Hard to know how to prepare for all this rain though isnt it....in 2000 floods they brought sandbags around because they were expecting flooding, this time nothing

26th Jun 2007, 09:29

OJ says:

Our local councils have run out of sandbags. Or they had yesterday. Hope you're all okay.

26th Jun 2007, 09:39

paintist how is the flooding around you ? are any roads closed? holl and me are coming up this weekend and then heading up to yourkshire do you think the river will effect it?

the flooding is all a bit odd someplaces are flooded and some places are dry. its been raining in northampton for ages but we havnt had any flooding yet.

26th Jun 2007, 09:49

Kostika says:

Hope you're still okay. The news from Sheffield isn't the best right now. Do you still have elctricity?

26th Jun 2007, 10:57

OJ says:

Hello Kostika. I'm fine, thank you. I live up a hill and not near any rivers.

pics here

I've decided not to endanger myself on my own time going out to take any.

26th Jun 2007, 11:16

those photos are damn impressive and quite shocking at the same time! i hope every one is safe and all that

26th Jun 2007, 12:00

OJ says:

Two people have been killed backwards_lamb and another one in Hull.

26th Jun 2007, 12:03

thats awefull. :( i hope there wont be any more loss of life.

it shows water and nature are a strong force.

26th Jun 2007, 12:06

Kostika says:

Good to her you're okay OJ. I've been keeping watch on it since I got into work cause one of our data centers is in Sheffield.

26th Jun 2007, 12:16

OJ says:

It's not in the Don Valley is it? A lot of the people who have been stranded are down in warehouses/out of town office developments down there.

26th Jun 2007, 12:24

Kostika says:

I don't know if it's in the valley or not. I jsut know that Sheffield has alot of flooding and large portion has no electricity.

26th Jun 2007, 13:20

was listening to the news earlier - "flooding causes MILLIONS OF POUNDS worth of damage" - counting the cost in pounds and pence before the cost in human life... best wishes to everyone affected, hope it doesn't get any worse.

26th Jun 2007, 15:02