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Victorian floods now huge danger

ianto73

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"WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK".

Seriously Oz, when I was a child (1950-1953 roughly) for a reason connected with "culverts", water flooded down the mountain behind our home, everything that could be picked up was and taken upstairs, the front and back doors opened and the water just rushed through the house............and this happened to a large proportion of our village. I feel for anyone who gets flooded.
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It's not that long since Sheffield and area had massive floods and of course last year it was the Lake Districts turn, but one thing we didn't have to about was snakes and crocodiles.
 
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"WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK".

Seriously Oz, when I was a child (1950-1953 roughly) for a reason connected with "culverts", water flooded down the mountain behind our home, everything that could be picked up was and taken upstairs, the front and back doors opened and the water just rushed through the house............and this happened to a large proportion of our village. I feel for anyone who gets flooded.
Brian
Brian, were you only a child for 3 years. >:D

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Gosh, I can't believe it was 1966. I remember this well when I lived in England and working. Such a tragedy that could have been averted, but like so many other disasters, its too late to change history. Fires and floods are part of Australian history - we've had so much rain here in South Australia - good for our dams which are nearly all full, but not good for people who have gum trees coming down on their garages/houses/pergolas because the ground has been soddened all Winter. Victoria seems to cop the floods and last year it was fires. We are still the lucky country though !


QUOTE=leefer;73458]http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/21/newsid_2705000/2705335.stm

And another memory of what rain,rain rain can do.
A very sad memory in Welsh History:([/QUOTE]
 

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When the Aberfan disaster happened, I was in Aden at an up-country location 7000 feet above sea level, with very poor reception on our transistor radio. None of us could picture the disaster, and it took some days before we saw papers. However, what most of the general public did not know was that out of the masses of donations sent into Merthyr Tydfil (main town), the National Coal Board extracted money to remove the rest of the tip..............and it was not paid back until very recently.
I went through Aberfan about 13 years ago and like most former mining communities, local employment is virtually NIL.
I've only done this since the link was posted.
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Oz, I moved from 3 to recycled teenager with a bus pass quite easily, and have no intention of becoming "old-age/senior citizen" this side of...................................................................whenever.
Nice of you to care.:biggrin::biggrin:
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