Riders of the Storm

PowFirst of all, here are the next names that will be used for future storms:

Eva, Frank Gertrude, Henry, Imogen, Jake & Katie. There are more but that should see you right for a while.

Btw This is another trend that has come over from America along with Trick or Treating, eating burgers,  Black Friday and speaking ‘Gangsta’.

Okay. The bad weather and flooding what has happened this weekend is terrible and I feel for the ones affected. That said, it really grinds my gears when we have all the balloons on TV reporting on something they know jack sh*t about.

When you have rain of virtual biblical proportions for weeks on end, combined with continued low pressure and strong winds…..things like this WILL happen irrespective of the crap people talk of it being caused by GLOBAL WARMING. The planet has been warming since the last ice age. Put into the equation more people, more houses, more driveways and this will result in the buckets of rain falling on already saturated ground. The water has to go somewhere and the idiots who keep saying the flood defences aren’t enough should take note. Call me old fashioned but if you live near a river there’s always a chance you will  be flooded. Likewise if you live near a volcano there’s a chance you may get some slight disruption now and again.

How high are you going to build a wall? All you will be doing is moving the problem to somewhere/someone else. Further to this, the problem would have been even greater had this occurred next weekend when we will be on spring tides. They could build bigger flood defences but this current cycle of bad weather might not occur for another 100 years, then again it could happen next year or even next month

It’s what we call NATURE and saying that the government, council etc should do more is complete crap. Nobody can control what Mother Nature decides to throw at us. For obvious reasons I know a bit about weather and why/how things happen unlike some of the morons reporting on it who just want to stir the hornets nest and see who can be blamed for it.

If it happened to me I probably wouldn’t be too pleased but as long as there was nobody injured or worse then I just be getting on with contacting my insurance company and arranging sorting it out.

I will now step off my soapbox.

Ps It would be nice to hear what you think about it.

Pps. When we have crap weather like this it makes me even more pleased that I’ve moved the business to Spain. http://www.atlassailing.co.uk/sailing-adventure-holidays/


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