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Flash flood down my road

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Bear, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. Bear

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    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Was sitting in my loft viewing the forum and it starts thunderstorming and hammering down with rain. I carry on surfing and think its been raining really hard for quite a while now, so I look outside the front of the house to see the the road is flooding. My car was parked outside and the water was half way up the sideskirts, panicing thinking any higher and my car will be full of water I quickly legged it outside to move it.

    My car was parked in that space

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    Walking back I see the road has split due to the water pressure in the drains

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    Last edited: 26 Jul 2006
  2. Bear

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    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    Where the water pressure was so great it blew the man hole covers up and where the cover was blown off a Punto managed to drive down the lidless hole

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    Apologies for the picture quality as it was on my phone
     
  3. Andr3w

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    cars going to float away soon :o!
     
  4. 4T5

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    Cool cheers for sharing i love a good disaster. :p
     
  5. Chris1712

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    Shweet, looks a laff. Wouldn't mind some of that here right now.
     
  6. Zefan

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    Did you catch any fish?

    If not fish, then any Sharnaffs or Bulky Lunkers?
     
  7. Chris1712

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    :eek: GALAXIES HOW MISS THEE!!

    Rf Online a bit to. ish.
     
  8. Indy500

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    Nice.
     
  9. lordrobs

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    Jeez. We've had thunder and lightning here for about an hour. Started raining about 2 minutes ago. Theres a lovely cool wind coming through my window now though so I'm cool for a change :)

    We've got our highest chance of flash floods tomorrow afternoon/evening :eek:
     
  10. TripleT

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    That's actually quite cool in a sort of disastrous way :cool: :p
     
  11. silversurfer

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    Thats when having a car that drives like a boat comes in usefull I guess :p

    A good idea when the road floods like that is drive with a wheel on the kerb or on the pavement alltogether
     
  12. Silent Bob

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    I get that all the time infront of my house. The whole T junction gets flooded to around 6 inches spilling over onto the path. Occationally we get kids rolling around trying to swim in it.
     
  13. TaKeN

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    I wish it would rain here :(
     
  14. Gaygle

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    thats not a flash flood! I've seen floods with cars floating around, only their roof visible!
     
  15. Psycrow

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    Location: Kirkcaldy, Scotland

    Although Scotland has a reputation for rain, we seem to avoid the extremes on all fronts. We hardly get REALLY heavy downpours, we get far less thunder storms, we get less heat and in winter we get less snow. Its like the country of neutrality.

    Could that Punto claim against the council or are acts of weather noone fault?
     
  16. Townlea

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    Your lucky you have rain..

    We havent had a drop for 2 weeks now.. lawns are all white etc.. not good!

    I'm in Preston :)
     
  17. Hequn

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    Well at least the punto cant float away now :)


    Oh wait....what a shame :( :p
     
  18. Zip

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    Isnt England supposed to be in a drought? :p
     
  19. Bear

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    Well Im damn glad that didnt happen here, my poor car would have been drowned.
     
  20. Jonny69

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    My brother had his axle ripped off by a drain cover that had popped up. The council refused to pay out too, the scumbags.