Like to keep you lads in UK up to date with local affairs in case you missed it. Morse and I, we are neighbours, have to suffer yet another day of sun mid 80's F now. It last rained about 3 months ago, but then we do live in Europes only recognised desert.
Here in Petawawa, we're looking for another day in the high 80s and glorious sunshine - however, unlike the Cyprus contingent, we have had some rain recently. Last Thursdya night/Friday morning a storm took up residence over the Upper Ottawa Valley and dumped a record, for July, amount of rain overnight - a touch over 4 inches of rain fell in a 4 hour period resulting in....... nothing, nada, zilch, diddley-squat, sweet FA, etc. Apparently the lack of high-density development allows water to run-off and prevents inland urban regions from re-badging as water-sports areas!
But troublemakers have contaminated some of the 1,000-odd drinking water bowsers deployed around Gloucestershire.
Brigadier Jolyon Jackson, who is leading the army operation in the county, said there had been two such cases.
The Sun newspaper reported that some bowsers had been contaminated with urine and bleach, while another had been drained by laughing louts within 15 minutes of its arrival in Cheltenham.
Each day I wonder how low these scum bags can reach.
On tv last night the reporter asked a asian why he needed so much water when he noticed the boot of the car was full. When the limit stated was just a few litres per person. Probably wanted it for the curry house. PRAT!!
I thought my days of having to use half a bowl of water to wash, shave , wash my knicks etc were over. Its not easy having to rely on bottles of water and bowsers(which are frequently empty) but then I look half a mile down the lane and see the poor sods who have had their homes wrecked by the floods and can't realy complain. We had minimal water damage, no electricity for a day, no phones or TV (cable) and of course water is off until next week earliest but we are the lucky ones.
There are always those that seem to profit from other peoples misfortunes though as the previous post shows. :threaten:
So them with floods think thay have problems what about poor old Essex
UK HIT BY EARTHQUAKE
A major earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit in the early
hours of Friday 27th July 2007. Epicentre: Basildon, Essex. Victims were
seen wandering around aimlessly muttering "fackin' 'ell"
The earthquake decimated the area causing approximately 25p worth of damage.
Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearics and Spanish
Costa's were damaged beyond repair. Three areas of historic burnt out cars
were disturbed. Many locals were woken well before their giro arrived.
Essex FM News (State Radio Station) reported that hundreds of residents
were confused and bewildered, still trying to come to terms with the fact
that something interesting had happened in Basildon.
One resident - Tracy Sharon Smith, a 17-year-old mother of 5 said "It was
such a shock, my little Chardonnay Mercedes came running into my bedroom
crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm slept through it all.
I was still shaking when I was watching Trisha at lunchtime." Apparently
though, looting, muggings and car crime are carrying on as normal.
The British Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of Sunny
Delight to the area to help the stricken locals. Rescue workers are still
searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal
belongings, which include benefit books, jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at
Argos and Bone China from Poundland.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
This appeal is to raise money for food and clothing, parcels for those
unfortunate to be caught up in this disaster. Clothing is most sought
after, items most needed include: Fila or Burberry baseball caps, Kappa
tracksuit tops (his and hers), Shell suits (female), White sport socks and
Rockport boots. Food parcels may be harder to come by, but are needed all
the same. Required foodstuffs include Microwave meals, tins of baked beans,
ice cream and cans of Colt 45 or Special Brew.
22p buys a biro for filling in the compensation forms,
1 GBPound buys chips, crisps and blue fizzy drinks for a family of 9,
5 GBP will pay for a packet of B & H and a lighter to calm the nerves of those affected.
Rescue workers found a girl in the rubble smothered in blood - 'Where are
you bleeding from?' they asked - 'ROMFORD' said the girl 'Woss it gotta do