Thursday, 5 December 2013

floods


This was the scene  of the floods in Rhyl today
( Rhyl is 5 miles  west of Trelawnyd)
It is a notoriously poor town 
I went into Rhyl tonight for my Samaritan shift
A local told me that over 400 people had to be evacuated
And that hundreds of bungalows in the town had been flooded
" over 35 £  of damage was caused" he added with a wry smile

39 comments:

  1. That looks awful. I googled it and stumbled upon the Samaritan site.

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    1. We are always safe
      Trelawnyd is 600 feet above sea level
      Xxx

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  2. Been thinking of you and your area all evening. Stay safe, the pictures are terrifying. Marilyn

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  3. What is in the back ? a wave of water, a cloud ? This is awful. I hope everyone is OK.
    You have the rain we are having massive snow and ice storms from the mid west to the east coast.
    We are lucky here in Tucson just some early rain a cold weather.
    Drive safe

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. It's a wave
      Amazing eh?

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    2. A wave!? Good gracious!

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  4. Poor Rhyl! Imagine if it was washed away. In terms of civilisation, it would be like losing Carthage or Rome.

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  5. What a mess. Glad you are high and dry John.

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  6. A still and balmy 8C here today!
    Jane x

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  7. We saw photos of the sea wall at Blackpool being breached. Last time we were home we took the boys to Blackpool... you couldn't see the sea and the sea wall looked massive, it's hard to believe the tide was high enough to cover it.
    I hope that no lives are lost and that the damages are kept to minimum.
    Thank goodness Trelawnyd is away from the sea and that you and the animals are safe.
    Helen

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  8. That looks terrible, I'm glad you and yours are at a safe elevation.

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  9. Wasn't there a horrible flooding in Wales and England this past summer? I hope all can recover.

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  10. I saw the pictures on the Daily Mail, same tidal surge hitting parts of New Brighton and Liverpool.
    Thankful that you are far from those high tides, but I 'spect you still had those horrific winds ?
    The weather is surely off the charts.
    Be safe.
    ~Jo

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  11. Conditions like 1953...but this time people have had warning, thank goodness.

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  12. Oh my. My heart goes out to all those affected.

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  13. Oh, my. That's sad. You're so kind to help.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. Why does it seem so often that those who can least afford disaster must live in the areas so prone to it ... we have local areas where the same thing happens. Very sad for those whose homes and lives have been affected. I hope long-term help is available where needed.

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  15. We were thinking of you. That picture is terrifying!

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  16. Glad we are nowhere near the sea after having lived for a lot of time in my life in a terraced house on the coast which as below sea level with only had a tall seawall for protection.All we have now is a river water, which at least stays at ground level and is not flung at us from a wave! Sending blessings to you because I know that you will be concerned for all who have been affected.

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  17. I did think of you when I heard the news....and I'm glad you have your hilltop heaven to stay safe in.

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  18. That's terrifying and makes me glad that I live so far inland. I would think the Samaritans will be busy over the next few weeks as the full effects of the floods are realised. Stay safe and take care.

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  19. Interesting that the news is only talking about the east coast. Take care.

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  20. Makes one wonder just what the weather is going to throw at us next, but it'll think of something. Really sorry for those affected. I suppose it's Job's comfort to say that at least it wasn't even worse, though who can tell that that time may not yet come? Glad that you and yours, at least, are safe.

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  21. Bloody hell! I like the rather cruel joke, though.

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  22. My god, that is a wave? Terrifying!!

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  23. Poor sods. Liked your joke though they probably need a few weeks before they'd enjoy it too....x

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  24. Glad the Ark is safe on the hill. That wave in the back ground must have caused extra damage.

    It was very windy here, but only a few sticks and a small branch down. I cant imagine how utterly scary that must have been.

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  25. I hope everyone there was safe and sound

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  26. Sadly funny. (Too bad that € 35 might as well be a million to them.)

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  27. That's an awesome photograph!

    Let's hope people do not suffer too much, I know what is like to lose everything in a flood.

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  28. Those unfortunate people who lost everything!
    That 'local' must live on a the only hill in town to say something like that.

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  29. Floods, hurricanes and land loss are happening at an alarming rate....only those that have to endure this loss understand the aching feeling when all your life is swept away.

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  30. So sorry to hear this, John. :-(
    Glad to hear you are so far above sea level. ♥

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  31. Ah - dark Welsh humour at its best.

    Have spent the past few days watching Hinterland on the computer - a show so bleak it makes Broadchurch look like a Busby Berkley sequence. Suspect Borth (a place once described as not so much a one horse town, but one that has a timeshare of a horseshoe) is under water, so they won't know what the improvements are yet.

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  32. We went for a walk along what should have been the prom at Llandudno last night, it may as well have been called the beach, there was all sorts washed up on there, stones, seaweed, rubbish, in fact everything that is normally IN the sea is now ON the prom!!

    The dogs were totally freaked at first!!

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