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    Anyone effected by flooding?

    Seems half the country is yet again underwater, and something needs to be done about this, yes we had a lot of rain but why did it build up, why wasn't it draining away. It's ridiculous that every time it starts raining people start getting scared, and certainly, when i move in the future, i will be doing a lot of research into any potential flooding situation.

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    Prissy swims towards the keyboard, no. Luckily:-D

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    Nope but i now have a pond in my garden :thumbsup:

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    The ford, in Hall Green, Birmingham, usually a few inches, has risen to 4ft, along with someone trying to drive through it

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/uk_enl_1220710832/img/1.jpg

    Drove down to Cheltenham yesterday and the Avon had burst its banks!!

    Luckily No.

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    Bloomin' 'eck. This picture also from Birmingham

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44994000/jpg/_44994115_jasonbirmingham.jpg

    crikey, im glad we are far from the river, no doubt i cant get to to the nearest town due to the river running along it and its usually high with just one day of rain..luckily we dont flood here.

    some wow pics there, i havent watched any news, so didnt realise how much rain we'd had (ironically seeing as its done nothing but rain) ugh, that doesnt make sense...

    A lot of it is due to massive amounts of building, people block paving their front gardens and house builders getting permission to build on flood plains that have been there for centuries.

    All this means there is nowhere left that the water used to drain away into....so, who's left to pay??

    Us, in massively increasing insurance premiums.

    im really sorry for all the guys who are in this-and have no choice as cant afford to leave-or cant sell...its so sad.
    We are lucky as we dont have problems locally with it (the odd country lane was unpassable for a short time yesterday)
    Very sad...

    retrogeezer;2913194

    A lot of it is due to massive amounts of building, people block paving … A lot of it is due to massive amounts of building, people block paving their front gardens and house builders getting permission to build on flood plains that have been there for centuries.All this means there is nowhere left that the water used to drain away into....so, who's left to pay??Us, in massively increasing insurance premiums.



    block paving really adds to it? never thought about that-although son did mention the flood plain thing yesterday as we loked at new buildings going up-he said they would flood in the future in his opinion as it was an area always flooded...

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    retrogeezer;2913194

    A lot of it is due to massive amounts of building, people block paving … A lot of it is due to massive amounts of building, people block paving their front gardens and house builders getting permission to build on flood plains that have been there for centuries.All this means there is nowhere left that the water used to drain away into....so, who's left to pay??Us, in massively increasing insurance premiums.



    Tis so true:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Luckily there isn't even puddles in my area of Birmingham. These people who's houses flooded last year and again this year have plummeted in value, and they'd be lucky if they got enough out of it to even move!

    Yep, seen a couple of programmes about it and there are so many houses that had front gardens paved over to allow parking - this has been a big contributor to this flooding issue.

    Of course, it;s the developers fault in the first place for packing so many houses into small places with not enough parking.

    very sad for these people, i saw one family who had only just moved in after the last time they were flooded, i have the advantage that i live on the broad side of a mountain flooding is never a problem, the wind tho is another matter!!!

    Its a shame..not even your worst enemy deserves that..:-(

    there is no natural drainage in cities any more, the drains are full of silt and are ineffective, the ground water table is also still very very high from last year!!!! the water has no where to go

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    flooded across the road from me again :roll: river burst its banks where I advised the coucil and environment agency to strenthen it again :roll:

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    From the BBC news website on flooding
    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44993000/jpg/_44993738_lucyfloodcar.jpg

    Someone desperate for some extra cash through insurance, puts car into a ditch in middle of field ? (where's the road!!?)
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