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    Flood - HELP

    I'm in a bit of a daze ATM, we are currently on flood warning, anything you wanna say, or any helpful tips, please dont hesitiate to write

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    learn to swim lol
    what area u in?

    Original Poster

    borders of scotland....

    Move the computer upstairs, so you can keep us up to date.

    Original Poster

    I dont have an upstairs, but am on a laptop..

    Move all items you wish to keep upstairs...

    Move all items you wish to replace downstairs...

    MunkiMadz;3287284

    Move the computer upstairs, so you can keep us up to date.



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    Original Poster

    thanks all

    MunkiMadz;3287284

    Move the computer upstairs, so you can keep us up to date.



    And put old knackered one downstairs (think insurance) :w00t:

    youtube the effects

    Original Poster

    keep it serious please

    put the tele in the loft and get yer wet suit n snorkle out then pray

    Best get your armbands on if ya cant swim.

    Original Poster

    not bothered too much just now, but am still worried!!

    Collect all your personal papers & valuables together (e.g. insurance docs, photo's, etc) and seal them in a water tight container. :thumbsup:

    Here's my local weather! Not floody though. Can you get sand bags from the council/Civil defence?

    Southwesterly gales will abate this evening but it’ll stay wet at times, the rain will finally clear around dawn tomorrow

    A bright but breezy day tomorrow with a strong westerly wind and a few showers, temperatures around 10C/50F

    Outlook for next week: Turning colder with fresh or strong north to northwest winds and some showers

    Shipping Forecast for the North Irish Sea valid for the next 24 hours

    Warnings: There is a GALE WARNING in operation

    General Situation: A deep low north of Scotland will move away northeastward, a cold front trough will cross the area tonight

    Wind: South to southwest 7 or gale 8 decreasing 6 or 7 this evening, veering west 5 or 6 tonight then increasing 6 or 7 tomorrow morning
    Weather: Rain becoming showers from the west overnight

    Visibility: Moderate or poor becoming good except in showers

    Sea State: Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough tonight

    Original Poster

    Where are you from Banana79?

    dontdothatagain;3287291

    I dont have an upstairs, but am on a laptop..



    Is the laptop the highest thing you can stand on????

    Original Poster

    Train Driver;3287384

    Is the laptop the highest thing you can stand on????



    I told you to stop it elsewhere!! :thinking:

    I wouldn't worry too much about it to be fair, it's likely the flooding will occur whilst your sleeping, so just deal with it in the morning, or wait for somebody else to do it, that's what I'd do, some call it lazy, I call it energy preservation.

    Original Poster

    But, I cant sleep when there is water around me :?

    Orrrrrr what would be amazing is, IF out of disaster came great rewards (not in the form of insurance scams) but right, if you got flooded, I'm guessing it's very cold, you could perhaps aid the water into freezing (leave the fridge and freezer open or something) and open up your house as an indoor ice rink. It would be effortlessly brilliant.

    Train Driver;3287384

    Is the laptop the highest thing you can stand on????



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    Original Poster

    be sensible, please?

    dontdothatagain;3287404

    But, I cant sleep when there is water around me :?



    Waterbed

    Original Poster

    thanks vinyland!

    dontdothatagain;3287420

    be sensible, please?



    I was trying to help, if worst came to worst, you'd need a plan to fall back on, to make the bad situation good again...I thought an ice rink would be handy, indoors aswell, out of the bad weather...I wont bother next time.

    Original Poster

    Thanks, am sorry, :cry:

    Also you should probably use the toilet now, cause IF you get flooded, you won't really be able to use it, and you'll regret not taking my advice when your bladder is at breaking point, and youre surrounded by water.

    Mecoconuts;3287370

    Collect all your personal papers & valuables together (e.g. insurance … Collect all your personal papers & valuables together (e.g. insurance docs, photo's, etc) and seal them in a water tight container. :thumbsup:



    Also if your fairly sure it's going to happen i'd move my car to higher ground and phone local family or friends who are not affected in case you need somewhere to stay at short notice in the middle of the night. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Mecoconuts;3287455

    Also if your fairly sure it's going to happen i'd move my car to higher … Also if your fairly sure it's going to happen i'd move my car to higher ground and phone local family or friends who are not affected in case you need somewhere to stay at short notice in the middle of the night. :thumbsup:



    all done :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    lol...thanks again

    Have you got a fishing rod????? You might as well take advantage of your situation:)

    Put your postcode in the left menu on this website and your will see a map of the likely area of flooding in your area : :thumbsup:

    multimap.com/cli…epa

    Banned

    inflate a lilo so you are ready for it ;-) :thumbsup:

    dontdothatagain;3287281

    borders of scotland....



    Eek - I didn't realise it was so bad down there. I was meant to be meeting a guy from Peebles here in Edinburgh tonight, but he pulled out saying he'd been standing at the bus stop for 45 minutes and was drenched. I'm thinking of going down tomorrow, partly to meet him, and partly because I've never been to Peebles before, and since I've nothing else on tomorrow, I'd quite like to explore it. A little adventure.

    I guess, if the worst happens and you do get flooded, if you want the help of a weird stranger you half-know from the internet to give you a hand cleaning up, you're welcome to give me a shout.

    Hoping it doesn't though, here's a list of things to do to limit damage caused:

    1) Store all valuables as high as possible. Keep things on top of beds, perhaps. Store in the order of least-valuable on the bottom, to most-valuable at the top.

    2) If it'd be at all possible, take the biggest carpet in the house and roll it up. If flooding does come, part of the carpet will be ruined, but that you can throw away and the rest can be reused in a smaller room. Carpet isn't a cheap thing.

    3) Buy yourself a load of bin bags, put stuff into them. Buy clng film too. Bingbags are more effective at keeping water out than cling film. Remember, water creeps through absorbant materials, so if the bottom of an object gets wet, so wille verything in contact with it as time goes on. Platic coatings will help stop this.


    Best of luck to you.

    Original Poster

    thanks all, its seemed to be slowing down a bit

    yeah, we have all got funny things to say, but i think you should all resist saying them and save your jokes for another thread.

    Original Poster

    thanks BP

    dontdothatagain;3287630

    thanks BP



    good luck, we shall be looking for you tomorrow. let us know how you get on.

    Original Poster

    thanks, I might be on here, well into the night..even morning!
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