Friday, 14 February 2014

The return of sand bags and flood water at Soggibottom

Our new water relief channel has certainly been put to good use today.

Soggibottom surrounded by water on all sides. 

The playing field at the back of the cottage resembled a lake again.

The main river rose to a new high we have never seen before.

The channels that normally take water from the road and feed surface water into the river, were working in the opposite way, bringing water out of the river towards us.

The water relief channel, still had a good foot to go before it overflowed. Maybe it could have been a foot or two deeper.

Time for sandbags and the flood gate again.

Freya is on flood watch (it's her turn) over at Cat Flap Cavalier. 
She is doing an excellent job, especially when she spots anyone going past the window wearing a hat. For some reason she does not like hats.

Most are staying inside, keeping out of the wind and rain.

 It was a big relief earlier today when the tide turned and the river started to go down slightly. Our flood gate and sandbags remain where they are, new water relief channel or not.

At least it's good to see our window box has some colour, the rain is playing havoc with my crocus's. :-)

Where ever you are, keep safe and keep dry.
Happy St Valentine's day


WoolenSails said...

What a mess, but I am glad it stopped before it went any higher and you stayed dry. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day.


Lynda (Granny K) said...

Everything crossed here for you! Hope you stay dry. xx

stellaroselong said...

Holey Pug that is alot of water...stay safe. Happy Valentines Day.
Stella Rose, mags an gussie

Sketching with Dogs said...

Oh my Dog! It is like a monsoon here in the North but nothing compared to what you have.
Hope it dries up soon for you.
Dip and Elliot x

Sue said...

So glad you kept dry, well apart from the rain.

Nice to see some flowers in this dreadful weather.

Christine said...

Scary times but at least you are dry so far so good and happy valentines day!

Unknown said...

We too are praying everything will be OK. Rain and high winds here. I think we are all fed up with it.
Best wishes Molly

Sue said...

We have fingers and paws crossed that you all stay dry.

WendyCarole said...

Hope you are all ok. You must be sick to death of this weather. xxxxxx

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We hope that the water doesn't get any higher and you stay safe. Happy St. Val's Day!

Molly the Airedale said...

We are so hoping that this flooding ends for you soon. It's awful :-(

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Anonymous said...

Whew, kinda looks like it's time for a mountain of dirt to show up!

The Mad Scots

MyCretanlife said...

Oh, no Midge, I hope you are ok and the water is not in your house. XXX

Joanna said...

That is incredible. I guess you would have been flooded without the relief channel. Hope things improve.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh NO!
All that flood water is awful!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Caroline B said...

Absolutely dumbfounded at your photos - I hope the water did not rise any further yesterday after that horrendous storm. With any luck the predicted drier weekend will give it all time to subside before the next lot hits us.
Hosepipe ban this summer anyone?

How Sam Sees It said...

Oh my gosh - I thought that was supposed to be fixed!

Monty and Harlow