posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 01:04 PM
People aren't panic buying, where have you seen this? Most reports seem to indicate a typical British response.
I live in Reading and my house is at risk of the coming surge. Bugger it, I say, not alot that can be done at the end of the day. Staying at my
girlfriends tonight too, so I won't get wet feet when I have my corn flakes in the morning.
It's caused havoc though. I work for a large telco and one of our transmission sites is at the Waloham sub station in Gloucestershire.
We cannot get back up generators into the site due to the flooding and we're running on battery backup for the site. If it goes, a good portion of
the BBC transmission network and other customer networks will go down too. We're trying to re-route, but telecoms will be hit hard in that area if
I have asked our higher up's if they can source a Chinook from the RAF via Gold Command to lift the gennie in, but not sure if we'll get it. Most
are in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But, at the end of the day, there is little that can be done, with the scale of the flooding. We just have to deal with it and get on with life as
much as we can.
EDIT: London won't get hit hard, with luck.
It's Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire that will take the brunt. I'll try and get some pics of the flooding we're having.
[edit on 23/7/07 by stumason]