Cumbria told to brace for more flooding
Last updated at 10:56, Thursday, 05 July 2012
Cumbria is being warned to prepare itself for more flooding as forecasters predict torrential rain storms are set to lash the county.
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No it wasn't pompous Norrie. It was seriously critical of an attitude which condemns all others as "idiots". I have seen questionable driving and decisions, and even accidents - but to simply sit in judgement and pour scorn on others is so shallow. Frankly there would be less accidents and incidents on the road if people were more considerate. There are impatient drivers, and those who take chances but hey - anybody can make a mistake. So don't call me pompous - this is a site for comment - not name calling. We're not in a playground. You have your opinion and I have mine - neither is likely to change!
National news says you should 'never walk or drive through dirty water'. I was informed by a engineer many decades ago the effects of driving through deep water puddles has on my vehicle and mechanics at a later date. I never drive through large surface puds if avoidable with safety in regard oncoming traffic. West Yorkshire's Hebden Water recently flooded and it was clearly seen what the vehicles bow wave of water was doing to nearby properties by flooding them. Similar heavy downpours show how inconsiderateness of some, of today's motorists are. Having being a pedestrian this week on heavy downpours whilst on Carlisle's Castleway nearside pavement without their any consideration to 'other road users'.
In regard present Monsoon season. I'll agree with wordage of Bob Dylan's song writing in one of his many american songs. Who know's when summer finally arrives' ? Perhaps clarification as my manager on summer holiday this past week was hopeful I believe of 'hot' sunshine and dry days, which is not confined to summer. We had some earlier in year. Loveliest weather yet forecast to come in 2013! Whilst people that enjoys Cumbria for walking weather can be at the best in our tinted autumn. Many weeks yet however for drying out of which I know from the 1968? Warwick Road floods. Thankfully no more boatrides down this road. Despite having not worn mine yet is their a boom in jazzy wellington boot sales? I've presently avoided waterlogged parks and countryside with venturing our walking dogs around the many really lovely villages with sidewalks around Carlisle. Some with traditional drying out warm welcome pubs for locals and tourists, etc. Unfortunately longterm closed to cheer folks up from this awful weather deluge.
as a previously flooded home owner, its a case we cant control the weather just deal with how it comes, its peoples on fault if there no prepared i.e rain, snow, if you see a puddle and you dont know how deep it is avoid it, but if you wish to take that chance then thats your fault as for flash flooding if possible dont drive they tell us enough times, if a property floods enquire about flood barriers i would rather spend money on a flood gate than have another property, and yes they are idiot drivers about that fact will never change young, old middle aged, all in all it comes down to common sense with bad weather but some things cant be helped just deal with them and move on