Sunday, July 22, 2007

Gloucester threatened by floods

You'll (hopefully) remember that Gloucester was the location for the Pilot exam.
The flooding that has been happening this weekend following some torrential rain is now threatening Gloucester.
This BBC NEWS story also mentions that a pumping station is out of action which means there might be a problem with fresh water. Water is only 30cm below the flood defences, and the water level is equal to an earlier event in 1947. A breach of the defences on the River Severn is expected in Gloucester Quays, and shops have sold out of bottled water. There have also been requests for sight-seers to stay away: something which is always a problem with such events.
Best wishes to Gloucester residents !

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