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    Re: Stop moaning and make preparations.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
    looks like the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers every spring.
    you folks don't get much flooding?
    Not on that kind of scale. Part of the problem is we have deforested most of the country and drained and built on what used to be natural flood plains so when the ground is saturated it has nowhere to go.

    I kind of agree with oscar on this one. You have the spectacle of representatives from power companies being asked when power will be restored, they reply asap but we are still finding out which lines are down and where and they taken to task and told it's not good enough ad they should have been able to predict the future and know where. trees fall down and block the railways and people act as if the rail companies are just being vindictive and incompetent.

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    Re: Stop moaning and make preparations.

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    Not on that kind of scale. Part of the problem is we have deforested most of the country and drained and built on what used to be natural flood plains so when the ground is saturated it has nowhere to go.

    I kind of agree with oscar on this one. You have the spectacle of representatives from power companies being asked when power will be restored, they reply asap but we are still finding out which lines are down and where and they taken to task and told it's not good enough ad they should have been able to predict the future and know where. trees fall down and block the railways and people act as if the rail companies are just being vindictive and incompetent.
    But then you have the Exeter to Taunton line that floods every year because it's in a dip with no defences and, oh dear, there are people stuck on a train overnight - again.

    Some things they cannot be held accountable for but others they can :-)

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    Re: Stop moaning and make preparations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    But then you have the Exeter to Taunton line that floods every year because it's in a dip with no defences and, oh dear, there are people stuck on a train overnight - again.

    Some things they cannot be held accountable for but others they can :-)
    I do believe that In area's of repetitive flooding that affect railways and Motorways, It's Inexcusable and they need to re-Invest In Infrastructure of those area's, I agree.

    Those unfortunate to have been flooded on previous occassions, heed weather warnings and take precautions.

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