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Around 50 firefighters are at the scene of a large fire at a Morrisons supermarket in a Cumbrian town.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue are battling to keep the "major fire" in Penrith under control. An eye-witness said the store has been "more or less destroyed".
Early reports suggest there are no injuries but people are being evacuated from nearby homes.
They are being moved to an emergency reception centre which has been set up at the Penrith Leisure Centre.
Crews from as far as Barrow-in-Furness have been called to help extinguish the fire.
Originally posted by fumanchu
reply to post by jameshawkings
And a once in a thousand year flood wouldn't generate an unusual response? I bet if it was the other way, and no one showed up, you'd be accusing someone of allowing the people to die. Just no pleasing some people.
As for the cloud seeding, got any evidence the flood was caused by seeding or is that yet more baseless speculation? (slightly off topic)
Originally posted by jameshawkings
The once in a thousand years makes it seem too coincidental given the timing i.e. just before the swine flu vaccines are all in place Jan/Feb 2010. Given that laws around the world are being changed allowing people to be evacuated and quarantined. It's a combination of the timing of this event and also of the small probability of it's occurance i.e. 1/1000 years.
The UK has a history of cloud seeding Lynmouth Flood and even the top UK theme park wants to take advantage of the technology Alton Towers bosses want to stop the rain and how convenient that the floods are now being linked with Global Warming
So when a supermarket burns in the same area of the UK just 2 weeks later which can be used as a perfect beta test for the coming crisis, we are right to ask questions and be suspicious.
Originally posted by neformore
The recent floods were extraordinary, and everything to do with a low pressure system in the North Atlantic that affected the whole of the UK for nearly a week, and nothing to do with cloud seeding. The same thing happened last year in the south of the country.