Monday, 23 November 2009

My very local world after the rains.

The above collage shows our very local River Earn, Perthshire, Scotland, in full flood mode. Bad as this looks, it is nothing compared to what some areas of Britain, viz. Cumbria and Dumfries have experienced over the past week of torrential rain, described in the newspapers as "of biblical proportions" and it is expected, now that the worst is over and the floods slowly recede, to be quite some time for the clean/clear up to be complete. There was one fatality, when a policeman was swept to his death when the bridge, on which he was standing, was brought down with the strength of the current. In this area the worst we experienced were a few closed roads for a short time.

One of the photographs, taken in the car park of a farm shop, states that the River Earn is 400 yards in the direction of the arrow.......I think not! (click to enlarge)

This collection of 4 photos shows the flooded football pitches on the South Inch, a large park-like area on the way into Perth from the south.
No football matches last Saturday!
To us here in UK this all seems worrying but it is nothing to the type of conditions that some countries experience on a fairly regular basis. All I can say is, "Thank goodness I live here", where very seldom is it VERY wet, VERY dry,VERY hot or VERY cold...just sort of temperate.
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11 comments:

Stephany said...

I saw the news about the policeman, such a tragedy. To say that's a lot of rain would be an understatement, so I'll just say I'm glad it doesn't happen on a regular basis. But your photos bring out the beauty of the aftermath. Great captures.

Marie Höglund said...

Wow that´s what I call water.

Sistertex said...

Wow - you do have some overflow there. :) We get occasional floods here in Minnesota (USA) and it is very unpleasant to be sure. Stay dry!

Sylvia K said...

That is indeed a LOT of water! Great shots -- make me appreciate living high on a hill, particularly with all the rain we've had lately!!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Karen said...

Wow! Things really do look pretty wet. Beautiful photographs!

Gail said...

The photos are awesome! Glad you are on high ground.

Sally in WA said...

Our local river was at floodstage last week, too, although it quickly receded. It still is running high with all of the rains we've had.

Sad news about the policeman though.

Martha Z said...

Good captures of an unfortunate event. It seems everywhere it is either flood or drought, no happy medium.

Janie said...

When I heard about the flooding, I thought of you and hoped you weren't in any danger. Good to hear your immediate area is okay. Interesting photos of all the water.

eileeninmd said...

Sads news about the policeman. I am happy to hear that the water is receding. The weather is so unpredictable. Great photos.

foto CHIP said...

Great shots! A beautiful landscape even if it's flooding - hopefully without to much probems.
Take care :)