Thursday, 14 December 2006

The December Floods.

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Good evening, there is only really one topic of conversation tonight and that I'm afraid is the weather.  Kinross and Milnathort actually made the national news today as a burn called the Queich not a river burst its banks in Milnathort and flooded the village last night. We have been up to Perth today and I have put the photos in to let you see the height of the River Tay. You all know what it looks like in the summer as I have put in many pictures of how beautiful it is during the summer but today it was scary. The river level is so high I would never have believed it was possible.  The Tay is such a long river the longest in the country and collects water from many mountain streams and minor rivers before it finds the sea just beyond Dundee. The last time the river was like this it was after a terrible snow fall and it thawed too quickly you can see the high water line on one of the pictures it flooded the town on that occasion but since then millions have been spent on flood defences and they seemed to have worked well today as I am sure the water would have been over the old wall. The rain has eased today so we can but hope the worst is over.  The west of Scotland has even had more rain than we have. You feel so sorry for people that have had their homes flooded especially at this time of year.  My thoughts are with them.  With that I will go and try to load up the pictures for you.    Love

                                          Joan.

 

 

9 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Glad that you are not affected personally but I feel so sorry for those that are. It is awful at any time but at Christmas it seems so much worse when people are forced out of their homes.  That water is certainly high. I would not like to drive across that bridge.

astoriasand said...

OH Dear this does look Scary.It floods like this at times on the way to Selby from wher I live now.Luckily now the M62 is built people can avoid it From East Yorkshire to West Yorkshire.The river ouse which does the damage there and it is surrounded by farmland so they lose lots of crops when this happens.Thus the high prices the following season.Nothing stronger than water I always say for doning damage.It is so sad for people it hits.Like you say and especially at this time.Very good photo's you took there.Enjoy yhe rest of the evening.I will pray for everyone the rain seetles now for a few weeks.Take Care Goodnight and Godbless.
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astra1547 said...

my thoughts are with the people also, who have been affected by the floods...so pleased you were'nt affected thought!

Astra!

jeadie05 said...

   Joan I feel so sorry for the people that have been flooded ,Isaw it on the news ,Ihope you remain dry and safe ,thankyou for your card... love Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

Oops, I just added a comment and then clicked the red cross and it disappeared! I was saying that it really does look scary, I feel sorry for those forced out of their homes. Jeannette xx  http://beta.journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/

ally123130585918 said...

Joan I had been thinking about you and wondering how you were getting on ~ your weather has been terrible I watched it on TV ~ glad those flood defences seem to be working well ~ hope they continue to do so ~ It is so sad about the people whose home's have been flooded especially at this time of the year ~ my thoughts are with them ~ Ally

jmoqueen said...

My goodness you've certainly had some bad weather up there ~ thanks for sharing the pics with us.  I hate the idea of being flooded.

Jenny

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sarajanesmiles said...

That does look scary Joan... thank goodness for those defences!  It is awful isn't it when you hear about peoples homes being flooded, you'd think we would have these defences everywhere by now wouldn't you!  
Sara   x

egre328 said...

I feel so sorry for all those whose homes have been flooded.  What an awful thing to happen, especially at Chistmas.  Those pictures were scary.  Eileenx