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,,,and the river flows...

...down the street?

Although we don't actually have a river within a mile or two from us. Although that's never stopped nature before.

Finchley High Street is a bit, er, submerged at the moment. Not as bad as much of the country was a couple of weeks ago but it's worse than we've had for some time.

Plus the front of the shop is leaking. One of the buckets collected 4cm of rain in 15 minutes coming through from somewhere by the till.

I've not been down to the basement yet. Our basement is very close to the water level and with any amount of heavy rain quickly fills up. It's one of the reasons we don't use it for anything apart from high shelf storage .

Anyway, better go and check the buckets...

oh, and NOW the thunderstrom starts! Great...

EDIT: Those Victorians worked wonders - as soon as it stopped raining all the surface water round here (well most of it) has vanished into our great Victorian sewer system and left the roads nice and dry.

The front of the shop is still a bit damp as is the basement but all is currently well. Apparently some parts of Finchley which are lower lying are still a bit pondlike though.

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incandescens
Jul. 20th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Yikes. I hope it passes over you quickly, but am not looking forward to this rain getting up to Yorkshire . . .
alexmatt
Jul. 20th, 2007 12:12 pm (UTC)
Cool, seems that I'll have to swim home tonight.... hopefully it will be better tomorrow for the cinema.
jud_niggli
Jul. 20th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
Don't you like 'thunder bolt and lightning, very,very frightning.....'?
I'm loving it, but then I'm at home and there is no river flowing past the house, threatening to flood it.
Good luck and have fun with the bailing ;-)
mr_rakshasa
Jul. 20th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
ARGH WEATHER

imagnocean
Jul. 20th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
roflmao!!!
samvail
Jul. 20th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
BBC News site has some great pictures, especially of the Croydon area.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/6908531.stm

Sam
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