Friday, June 29, 2007

Uh Oh : Look what's Coming!

It looks like us folk in the East of England need to baton down the hatches this weekend and keep our fingers crossed that we don't experience the flooding that other areas in Britain have been affected by.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the East of England. Suffolk itself is expected to experience a disruption level of 40% (don't know if that sounds bad or - under the circumstances - good).

Whatever it means, the red map which is shown on the Met Office website
does not look good news. Red is a great colour for danger.

So, if you are in need of advice as to what to do in preparation for the risk of flood, just look at the following webpage:
and unless there is no other option, avoid a trip to the seaside.

On a related note: here's a reminder of one of the headlines in my sidebar newsfeeds which was published by the Guardian recently: "Flash Floods, biggest climate threat to UK".

I'm off to buy a dinghy, not that we're likely to need such a thing in Moreton Hall, but you never know. Take a look at this photo from the Moreton Hall Diaries blog.

ADDENDUM (Sunday): - Notice the colour of the map has changed to a much less risky greenish yellow. Escaped the rains and it's even been sunny (phew)!