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Offline psjshep

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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #15 on: 20:06:20, 28 October, 2013 »
Bit windy on the bike at 5 this morning...but still got a roof on everything.  :happy:

For me.. it was the torrential rain on the bike at 06:30 this morning.... no wind at all N. of Peterborough.....

Seems to have been at specific areas.... but you just know what the "News" is like.... the WHOLE country was DEVASTATED!!!


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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #16 on: 21:14:41, 28 October, 2013 »
Oh, you were watching Sky too ...

I swear, every time someone scrapes a knee, they rush a reporter there & stay for days ...
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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #17 on: 21:24:18, 28 October, 2013 »
yep - it's PATHETIC!  I understand that there have been some very regrettable casualties but the media needs to learn to stop hunting for the gore... I remember the days when the news actually had some good "feel good" factors at the end, so we all went away a little happier than when we arrived.... I hate the media & news & avoid it like the plague it is...

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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #18 on: 08:19:31, 29 October, 2013 »
Went away for the weekend as news of this arrived. Bolted the obsy roof down. Put garden furniture stuff away and tield down any thing else. End result, blew over a wheely bin. Still think early warning was the right thing to do but just goes to show, weather forecasting is a long way off being an exact science.
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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #19 on: 08:41:01, 29 October, 2013 »
Well I think a lot of us got off quite lightly, only a few things blown around and next door's fence is down, an injued dove which subsequently died, but many people had a bad time in parts of the country, and fallen trees seem to have been the biggest disasters.

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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #20 on: 10:56:01, 29 October, 2013 »
The water over the back from me looked like a mile long series of rooster tails from a power boat race. I only lost two complete fences and ended up with three holes in the roof. Not drowned or dead so it looks like a plus so far.

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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #21 on: 15:44:02, 29 October, 2013 »
I think it's right that they warned us of this being a possibility, imagine the flack the Met office would get if the circumstances were the other way around, I for one would be a bit pi$$ed off if I'd lost my obsy roof without a warning
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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #22 on: 23:26:50, 29 October, 2013 »
... and what would you do differently if they hadn't warned you?

personally.... for me, it just seems one big "health & safety" exercise.... 

Yes.. I want to know when I need to be extra careful... but the fixtures & fittings are as they are.....

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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #23 on: 23:45:12, 29 October, 2013 »
Once bitten, twice shy phil
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Re: Bolt down the hatches!
« Reply #24 on: 00:25:04, 30 October, 2013 »
k - understood....
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« Reply #25 on: 08:36:34, 30 October, 2013 »
Yeah, it's always a tricky one this... I think as Ade says, after getting it so wrong in 1987 where 18 people died and 1.5 million trees were blown down they are always going to air on the side of caution. I spent the weekend fitting the storm braces on my new garden office and laid everything down that could fall over and in the end it missed us and headed further south. Could have been very different though so I'm happy for the warning... I just wish they would report it as a matter of fact rather than in the sensational manner they do these days. They are like Clive Dunn, running around shouting ".. don't panic.... Mr Manoring ... ... DON'T PANIC..." but best not to start me on the crass irresponsibility of the modern media....

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