Tuesday, 27 November 2012

St Asaph


Heartbreaking floods have affected nearby St Asaph terribly
One elderly woman has been killed and hundreds have had to leave their homes
My Eldest sister's son has a garage business in the town which is now under feet of dirty water
See video 
my nephew's garage is on the far left of the photo
and there's me banging on about a couple of guinea fowl
so sad

48 comments:

  1. Tragedies come in all sizes John.

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  2. Absolutely awful for those affected. I hope your nephew comes out of it all ok. Tragic to hear that a person has been killed as a result of the floods.

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  3. Makes me feel like a toad for complaining about our rain.

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  4. It's heartbreaking John to see what these poor people are having to endure. I hope your nephew is OK.
    Jo xx

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  5. It is a dreadful thing, the rain, when too much of it falls. Hope your part of the world recovers soon.

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  6. Hope you're nephew gets back on track soon. Water is such a destructive thing. Sorry about the guinea fowl too. x

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  7. Other people's tragedies don't necessarily render one's own insignificant. The loss of two birds is still very sad.

    But my heart goes out to all those poor folk in St Asaph. What a miserable Christmas they are going to have.

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  8. How awful...I am sure there is a Rescue Team in full force in helping them?

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  9. Having no TV, I had not seen these images. What a terrible thing to happen to the residents of St Asaph and so close to Christmas, too.

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  10. My heart goes out to flood victims. Been there myself and it's not fun. It's been more than a year and I'm still not over the ordeal. Terrible.

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  11. Puts all our little woes into perspective.

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  12. Oh John...I agree with Jean...so sad.

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  13. John you have still suffered losses, and i've no doubt that when the flood waters recede and they call for folks to help that you will do what you can to help.

    I know i felt the same way during Hurricane Sandy. We felt just a bit of rain and wind, and i watched helplessly as videos of my hometown popped up. I felt completely powerless, so, so small, and grateful and guilty all at the once.

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  14. John I immediately thought about you when the news came on tonight. Those poor people - especially the family of that poor old lady. What a nightmare for your nephew too.

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  15. Yes John, I saw the pictures on the television news and thought of you as I know you don't live all that far away. These terrible floods are affecting our area too - such a lot of water and so terrifying. Luckily it is fast disappearing here.

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  16. It's unbelievable! Our daughter's home in Long Beach,Long Island (along with every other house in the city) sustained a lot of damage when Hurricane Sandy attacked the area. The flooding caused all the sewers to back up into the houses along with several feet of water. These extreme weather conditions are getting very serious. Hope things will settle down over there soon.

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  17. John I can not believe we drove through there. How sad to see such devistation.

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    1. we were only picking up chicken feed there yesterday FIL were we not?

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  18. This unprecedented flooding is dreadful. It's turned the lives of hundreds of people upside down. Probably many people who're already struggling to cope with the recession. I hope your nephew manages to get his garage back in business quickly.

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  19. Could do with St Asaph helping you all John. I once visited the cathedral many moons a go. Such a beautiful place. Will say a prayer for you all tonight.

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  20. oh gawd... wishing you love and lovely thoughts... time to get those inflatable armbands out!

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  21. I cannot even begin to know how awful it must be John and I hope that your nephew can get back on his feet after these terrible floods. There was a woman on tele the other night who said it was the third time this year that she had been flooded. Absolutely hearbreaking.
    Lets hope that there will be a let up in the rain soon. XXXX

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  22. My friends shop and beloved camper are underwater. She is devasted. My heart goes out to everyone involved.

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  23. Terrible. Good luck to all the survivors, especially when dealing with the useless insurance companies, who are now whinging about being bailed out by the government - again.

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    1. apparently tom, I was told that reps from insurance companies were actually asked to go to the leisure centre that is being used as a "command centre"
      lets hope they were supportive to the house holders

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  24. Its absolutely heartbreaking for all concerned. x

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  25. Ah, yes, but you didn't have flood insurance...that is separate. I have heard that tale.

    I hope no more lives are lost and the water recedes quickly.

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  26. So tragic for all involved! Yes, now watch the insurance companies SCRAMBLE!!!

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  27. It's all hard to look at,guinea hens included. I wish we all could live on top of the hill.

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  28. Appallingly tragic that people have died in these floods. i can't imagine how their families must be feeling. tragic also that your guinea fowl have been taken, especially when they'd braved the weather for so many years - i guess the only consolation is that unlike the poor woman who drowned in her home, your guinea fowls deaths had purpose within the context of the food chain.

    I really hope we get some respite from the rain soon and people have a chance to reclaim their homes and livelihoods; especially your nephew.

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  29. You're all in my prayers. Sorry I can't do more.
    *hugs* ♥

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  30. Cannot imagine how awful the residents are feeling.
    That will be a mess for a long time, I'm afraid.

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  31. I've been thinking a lot about you wondering how you and yours were doing. It's been just terrible for your area and I so hope the rain has stopped now for a while. I'm so sorry ...

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  32. Terrible! I haven't seen any news coverage on this.

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  33. things like this seem to be happening more and more...puts it all into perspective doesn't it....

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  34. I saw this on the news today. The weather has been very frightening all over these past few years. I hope you and your friends (2 and 4 footed) will not be affected by this. Take care, dear friend.

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  35. Having just gone through the hurricane here and knowing how so many people lost all they had and I was upset about our tree and barn--So I know just how you're feeling...But John, I'm really, really sorry about the guinea fowl--I really am.

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  36. I saw shots of this on the news... so very sad!! I hope things dry out for them soon. :(

    But you must keep banging on about guinea hens and everything else!!! These things, big and small, are all part of life and all important in their own way.

    So sorry for your nephew's garage too. I hope the reparations aren't too costly and that his business survives this mess.

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    1. PS Flooding terrifies me. We lived on a flood plain in British Columbia, and I saw our house surrounded by water twice (which fortunately didn't infiltrate the main floor.) No thanks!!!! I was so glad to move from there, but moving isn't an option for everyone.

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  37. We've been getting the terrible news of Britain's flooding on the news. I'm so sorry to hear about your guinea fowl and the St Asaph flooding. Like Knatolee said, big or small has its value, and I've discovered that heartbreak is attached to the loss of anything held dear, whether it is a personal possession, or the sense of security.

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  38. This morning I heard a London Radio presenter laughing about a caravan park at St Asaph being flooded. NOT VERY NICE.

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  39. This is terrible. As Lady M says we have been getting news of Britain's floods here in NZ. And John - compassion isn't a finite resource. Mourning your guinea fowl doesn't preclude caring about flood victims - or anything else. XXX

    Oh and thanks for the comment on my (nearly defunct) blog! I appreciate it.

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  40. I've been wondering how this related to where you (and some of my other favorite bloggers) live. Having been through hurricanes and random flooding rainstorms, I know how terrible it can be. Wish I could do something from far away. I'll send good thoughts!

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  41. These floods made the news in Australia and I had no idea they were so close to your home. Devastating for all involved. Sorry too about the guinea fowl. Humans, animals or birds...we're all living creatures and there is a certain comfort in knowing that our living and our passing is being noted by someone who cares.

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  42. It's all too easy sitting here and seeing these events on video to just see them as something on TV...your blog helps bring home how desperate some of the residents must be, and how much they are suffering

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  43. water is the worst disaster as it is never over - theres the mud, seweage, mold to deal with for months to come - how terrible for these people :(

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