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Storm over northern Europe

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hope no one is hidden by this awful storm.
    We are safe, I do seriously hope you're too.
    No damage noticed so far, we take a look outside tomorrow.

    All the best, keep safe,

    Herman
     
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  2. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Worldwide then. The southern states of Australia have been hit by savage winds, in some cases gusting over 100kph. Snow at Thredbo in Summer as well, everything is topsy turvey and yet the weather guys say its "normal". HUH?
     
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  4. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    OK. Then I won't complain about the couple of inches of snow in Albuquerque.

    Stay safe and sound people!
     
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  5. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Had no idea on this. Thanks for the post, and hope you are safe. Northeastern US is (currently) doing OK.
     
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  6. greyelm

    greyelm SC Top Veteran

    844
    Oct 1, 2011
    London, England
    Thank goodness that London is protected by the Thames Barrier.
     
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  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    You should read Stephen Baxter's "Flood" (and Ark which follows it)
     
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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Just heard about this now via our Public Broadcasting Service also known as PBS.

    What's going on with everyone?! I just saw photographs off the coast of England and it looked extremely rough.

    Please check in when you can.
     
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  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Just saw some stuff on the local news about this, dear god it looks awful. What on earth is happening to our planet?
     
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  10. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

    646
    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    We're cold but not even expecting snow in Henry, IL, while my friends in Oklahoma are getting at least a day off from teaching at Northeastern U because of a huge ice storm. A Facebook Friend of mine near Nuremburg says they're having a "hurricane" (I wonder if she means a derecho, but the important thing is) planes are tied down at the airports, roofs ripped off houses, fatalities. Worldwide is right, Sue!
     
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  11. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Not to get political here, but it's global climate change - even if a sizeable amount of people are in denial about it.
     
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  12. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that the only reason I even know anything about the Thames Barrier is due to a Dr. Who episode... :redface:
     
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  13. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Yup, I think the "cause" of it is less important than actually doing something about it. Our global population spread is partially based on climate factors, and as those change, we need to adapt and (hopefully) ameliorate the most extreme weather patterns.
     
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  14. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    The scientific consensus seems to be that we have already passed the tipping point - climate change is now going to happen no matter what we do. If we could have prevented it at one time, that train has already left the station. The process is already well underway. But the good news is, those same scientists say there's still time to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. We'd better get cracking, however. That's the part that has me worried.
     
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  15. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Yikes, at least 10 dead so far... :frown:
     
  16. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hi, thanks for the replies! We (my wife, Siamese cat and me) are doing okay! We are happy so far to live in an area located in the eastern part of The Netherlands.
    Are any members hidden by this storm? Hopefully not!

    Take good care of yourself!

    Best regards, Herman
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I'm finding it difficult to find up-to-date news on where and what is going on. I hope all our pals here are safe and sound.
     
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  18. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

    646
    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    And the Tate Modern will take up some of the overflow if the barrier is passed, I hear. I may be gullible, buy I'm not making a joke.

    Sent from my MB865 using SeriousCompacts mobile app
     
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  19. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

    646
    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Has our member from Plymouth checked in? There was a landslide on the other side of England, the east, I think. I've been away from computer most of the day. I'll try to find that link when I get home.

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  20. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

    646
    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Here's the link to a BBC news article that a Facebook friend of mine in Nuremberg sent me this morning. You can click on "weather" from it to get a current forecast but I didn't find a new news article. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25243460
     
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