More about the floods

@weemam (13377)
July 24, 2007 7:25am CST
Just wanted to keep those of you who don't live her up to date with the floods , I feel so sorry for those people who have lost their homes and a lot of there memories , we forget how lucky we are sometimes , here is the link below xxx http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1152102007
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Can you believe that way down here in south Texas they are keeping us informed and showing videos of the floods in England and now also China. We have also had our share in Texas recently with flooding and I like you feel so bad for the families that are not able to be at home and don't know if they will even have a home to come back to. I would rather any day to lose my home than my personal memory things. I just hope it don't take more lives. We are so water logged here it don't take much rain for us to flood but at least our street drains pretty well after the rain. Take care and keep dry and safe if it moves your way.
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@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
25 Jul 07
It is the exact opposite here in Adelaide, & most of Australia. Drought!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Oh sorry to hear that. Isn't that the way it usually goes though. When we are dry there is no way it will rain but once it does start to rain you wonder if it will ever end. Have a great day. I hope you get some relief from the drought soon.
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
There was a special programme on it last night on ITV here and the main focus was on Gloucester and the burst river as well as the Thames in Oxford, it is horrendous this is happening, there will be a drought in September you watch, because we cannot cope with flooding and we can't maximize the use of the rain waters. I feel so sorry for those people and it's like living in a 3rd world country for them.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Wow that's so sad for those families that has lost so much. Thanks for the updates.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Wow, that is so horrible. They are very lucky that with the nuclear plant being affected that there is not radiation present. It still is such a mess and I feel for all the families that are over there.
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@mummymo (23707)
25 Jul 07
It really does make you think of what those poor people are going through! No clean water, no electricity and dirty polluted water flooding your house and keeping you trapped! It really is ironic when you think that much of Europe is suffering with a killer heatwave! xxxx
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
25 Jul 07
That is so scary. I feel bad for those people too. I am so glad I have never had to experience that. There was flooding in one of the cities about a half hour away from where I am now, approximately 10 years ago. I remember driving over the bridge that crosses the main river and seeing the whole entire river front recreation area completely under water. I could see the tops of the tall light poles under the water. It was just too scary. Right after that, the whole city was evacuated and the roads closed.
25 Jul 07
I still cannot get my head around it as I live in London, so have not been affected. The privatised water companies have alot to answer for as the news has blamed alot of it on the poor victorian drainage systems still in place. It must be so devastating for all those who have had their properties ruined and the thought that Gloucester has run out of water and now has no electricity is awful. We as a country just cannot deal with a disaster and get help to these people. I have never known a summer like this before and I hope it is freak weather and not a sign of things to come.
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
25 Jul 07
We also have been seeing a great deal about the floods in Australia on TV. It is one of the worst flooding situations I have ever seen. People seem to be handling it very well. I looked at the link you provided. The loss to property has been staggering. What I wonder about, is what will the ground be like when the flood subsides?
@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I got a message from a friend in a Tomorrow People group about how long it was taking to get from her job to her home because of the flooding. I just hope people there have more sense than people here who think those barriars across the road are just there to frustrate them. They drive in & drown.
@raydene (9874)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Thanks Doll, I am so sorry for them also. We have alot of fires here now in the west.Many have lost their homes and even some lives have been lost. Everything they have worked for their whole lives. For every country there seems bad things are happening. Yes Hun we are so lucky and I am very thankful! Hugs Sis