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Originally posted by stumason
The problem isn't the building itself, it's relying on 150 year old drainage systems which aren't up to the job. With modern drainage systems and design, much of the flood water can be carried underneath developments, stored in water "attenuators" and released slowly, so that nowhere will flood.
I did see on the news that one supermarket had a queue of over 200 people, mostly buying bottled water. When the store manager went outside some folk were selling the water to the rest of the tail end of the queue for £5. They'd paid £2 inside the shop.
Originally posted by spencerjohnstone
@ neformore the comment you posted above why dont you tell the Gov or those in Authority, what needs to be done since you are a civil engineer. Mind you will they listen to you or decide to make up their own minds.
[edit on 25-7-2007 by spencerjohnstone]
Originally posted by Realtruth
I heard the river Thames just burst its banks this morning is this true? This would be very very bad for everyone in London if this really happened and it keeps raining.
Originally posted by LooseLipsSinkShips
What is England's version of FEMA? And how are they doing thus far? Are they providing enough medical care, water, ect?
, then promptly turned their Squibby noses up at our site and went to the DOG at South Cerney, a further 21 miles from the floods. which proves, to me at least, that Marines and freezing cold water don't mix!
That'll do nicely
He commented on how the london underground is flooded.
Has anyone heard of this?
I cant find anything on any news about this.My mother was told about this
approx 5 hours ago.Time now 12:30 am.
Parts of central and southern England devastated by floods are facing more heavy rain over the next 24 hours.
The film imagines the consequences as water flows into London at a terrifying rate, drowning hundreds in the Underground.
Originally posted by johnsky
Those pictures are from a movie they're making. (The ones where the Thames river is flooded over the parliament buildings.
They're from Flood, a low-budget movie starring Robert Carlyle.
Originally posted by Denied
Also here's some pictures that are of course fictional, for now, taken from a short film coming up called Flood.
Sir John then rejected calls for all monies to be handed back.
employees responded 'wonderfully well' to the crisis.
bonuses were paid for 'measured' performance targets, including delivering new flood defences and improving existing defences.