Flooding!!

@mel_87 (859)
June 26, 2007 8:28pm CST
well what 2 days iv had and proberly more to come, yesterday we had really bad weather in yorkshire my street was flooded we couldnt go out on the street, iv never seen so much water on my street before, i couldnt get to work as the flooding was so bad, 2 british people have died from this horrible weather and they think there is more to come over the weekend, loads of peoples houses have been flooded (lucky not mine) people have been evacuated from there homes, i was worried as i didnt want to be evacuated as i wouldnt of known what to do with my animals, the River Dom which is near us was ready to burst and also there is one in rotherham which is about 20 minutes away from us, all the motorways are closed off aswell so because of this my mum cant come to visit us untill next week when everything has calmed down.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Jun 07
so sorry that you are having all that flooding. But just try to carry animals with you if you have to get out dont drown on us. We would miss you dearly and I dont know what we would do with your mum! Hugs take care.
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@mel_87 (859)
27 Jun 07
im not sure if the worse is over yet i think we may have more rain to come over the weekend, iv never known anything like it, especially my street being flooded.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I hope for you that is is over but we never know when it will flood any where Even here some times we get them. I know they are scary but just watch it and dont get in any high water hugs
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@mel_87 (859)
27 Jun 07
awww thank you xx
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Well it is still going on - we were without electricity for over 3 hours today. Luckily we have had no water problems though - our flat is dry as a bone. Sheffield Wednesday ground is an absolute disaster area from the River Don which flows right beside it. It is going to take a lot of money to clear up the mess. One firm in Brightside is estimating their cost to clean up and repair will cost in the region of £10 million. Guess from what they say we can expect more rain this weekend.
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@mel_87 (859)
28 Jun 07
yes its horrible i seen the picture of sheffield ground in the newspaper, iv had problems getting to work as where i live is closed off
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@weemam (13389)
27 Jun 07
HIYA Mel I hope it is a bit beter for you today , It has ben really nice here this afternoon but was wet this morning , Are you near the reservoir they are showing on the news? I hope it starts to go down soon , I know your MUm is desperate to vivit you , How is the job going
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@mel_87 (859)
28 Jun 07
no where not near it but toll bar is next to where i live so if it does rain bad over the weekend then we will get hit badly with it, job hunting not going to good lol
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@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Hey mel I know your mom told us about the flooding and she couldnt come to see you. Well shes better off because your would be worrying the whole time. I hope it gets better where you are. Keep us posted on it. I know your mom is worried about you guys. Stay safe.
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@mel_87 (859)
28 Jun 07
hiya, thank you and i will keep you posted x
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@banta78 (4335)
• India
27 Jun 07
Hello Mel, It must be tough to deal with bad weather and flooding on streets. Thankfully your house was not flooded otherwise you would have had to move to safer place. It must be aweful not be able to get to work because of this. Hope the weather gets better and water from streets is pumped out. And hopefully your mom could visit you next week when weather improves. Good luck. my best wishes are with you. :)
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@mel_87 (859)
27 Jun 07
hi, im hoping we have had the worse of it now but im not sure as the weather is saying we have more to come over the weekend
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Well you are in my thoughts and prayers. How awful for you. I pray it's over for you soon and there isn't much damage. I'm curious because I have never heard of England flooding before, does it happen often there?
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@gabs8513 (48816)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun 07
I will reply for my Daughter here as she is not able to get on the Net just now No this is first time it has hit that bad and there is more to come As soon as she is back on she will reply to you
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• United States
29 Jun 07
How sweet of you, thank you. Like I said, I will keep her in my prayers.
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@gabs8513 (48816)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun 07
You are welcome and she will respond as soon as she is able to get on again
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@lifeluver (743)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
Hi Mel! I heard about the flooding on the news yesterday....what a bloody MESS!! Here, in Halifax Canada, we sometimes get some localized flooding but nothing like what I saw on the TV last night. I'm glad to hear that you didn't have to be evacuated but I did hear this morning that there is more rain to come for you :(
@mel_87 (859)
28 Jun 07
yes it is a mess, if the water comes from toll bar over the weekdn then we will have to be evacuated which i will be really worried about my animals.
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• Canada
29 Jun 07
Oh dear, you're poor animals. Let's all hope and pray that you won't have to worry....
@gabs8513 (48816)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun 07
Sweetheart like I said please just look after yourselfs you know I am worried about you all and the Cats you put upstairs in a room Cookie you will be taking I am not impressed that I can't come today but I hope it will be over by next Thursday Please please look after yourself s and do not do anything silly specially that crazy Son of mine I know he can be like a big Kid Love you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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@mel_87 (859)
28 Jun 07
dont worry mum were fine we just have to watch toll bar as if it gets higher then it will come our way but i think they have it under control love u loads too xxx
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@gabs8513 (48816)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun 07
You know I won't stop worrying until I know it is over Sweetie I saw the news and I saw Tollbar and I hope it does not get worse I used to drive that Strett every Day for 11 years and I didn't even recognize it at first Love you to Sweetie xxxxxxxxxx
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Mel - I am in Sheffield - luckily we have escaped any flooding in the area where we are. Phone service went out at noon Monday - was back on yesterday when we got up but is off again today. There are whole areas right now without electricity. All the shops etc are closed in Upperthorpe - we have only had one flicker in the electricity. Where are you at Mel.
@mel_87 (859)
28 Jun 07
im in doncaster, im next to the villiage toll bar where it is very high flooding, my street was flooded the other day but luckily it didnt go in my house, my phone line is down aswell electric hasnt gone yet but the power station is flooded.
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@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
27 Jun 07
I saw pictures on BBC News on the Net of flooded streets and people in a school in ?Doncaster. It said that the weather is no longer severe and it will rain. :( How is your situation? I'm keeping all of you in my thoughts. Hugs.
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@mel_87 (859)
28 Jun 07
toll bar is just the next villiage from me if they get any worse then it will come my way, the flooding is in a circle around my area so were in the middle of it, the weather is to get worse over the weekend. x
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@lols189 (4798)
22 Aug 07
oh jeez that sounds like pure bad weather mel. i hope it calms down and am sorry to hear your mum couldnt come to see you as she was hoping to get down to see you. dont worry though she will be there soon as the weather is better