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    Anyone fancy going for a pint?

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    Thinking of selling the boat!

    Apparently the pub has shutters on the first floor so the bar was fine. Unfortunately the next 2 floors did not have shutters! The resulting flood then brought the ceilings down.

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    It's Ok they are on the way!


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    did the guy by the railing survive that ?
    must have at least pissed in his/her pants.
    awesome pic.

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    That pic must be photoshopped, surely?

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    My first thought was the same, but it was from the BBC website. She got washed down the beach according to her story. Ill try and find the page again.

    Here we go:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26150788

    UK storms: Eyewitness accounts from the worst-affected areas
    Winds gusting at speeds exceeding 100mph are battering parts of the UK after the Met Office issued its first "red warning" of the winter, meaning there could be a risk to life.

    BBC News website readers have been telling us their stories from some of the worst-affected areas.

    Amanda Broughton-South, 48, in Chiswell, Dorset

    Cove House Inn in Chiswell
    "I'm the landlady of the Cove House Inn in Chiswell and we were hit by a session of massive waves last Wednesday. It was very, very scary - very rough. The waves must have been about 100ft high and came crashing through at about 10:30 in the morning. I got caught in an earlier wave and was washed down the slope to the road, there was no way anyone in their right mind would go out in that weather.

    Amanda Broughton-South with her business partner and David Cameron
    Amanda Broughton-South says she's never seen anything like the huge waves in Chiswell before
    "Downstairs wasn't too bad as we had shutters on the windows. But the waves penetrated the second and third floor windows and flooded the bedrooms, with water pouring through the ceilings into the pub.

    "It was over in a couple of hours but it poured and poured with rain for two days solid. We had to shut the pub for a few days but it is open again now. It's still blustering out there though - we've boarded up every window, it's like living in a prison because you can't see out.

    "We are waiting for insurers but I reckon we are looking at about 10,000 to 15,000 worth of damage. David Cameron came to the pub yesterday and said there would be unlimited funding.

    "The pub is right on the seafront but I've never seen anything like it in the three years I've been a landlady here. I think there was horrendous weather in 1979 and then the pub was shut for about three months."
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    yes bettyboo the waves have been enormous.
    some more to come today in the south and south west
    also a months rain expected in 2 days
    which when it hits low ground from the hills
    will probably drive folk insane with misery.

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    ^& ^^ insane.

    I didn't know we ever got waves like that in the UK...

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    My trip to the Isle of Wight on Wednesday was delayed by 3 hours due to high winds.

    Having arrived it duly snowed in the evening.

    I am returning to LoS on Monday after a god awful 3 months of miserable, miserable weather and as I write this, there are incredible gales outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    The waves must have been about 100ft high
    I am sure she was traumatized but not even close.

    A different story from the pub landlord here;

    Amanda Broughton-South, one of the landladies of the Cove House Inn right on the seafront, said it was a scary night. "But it was also exciting. I couldn't resist standing at the window and watching it all unfold. It was spectacular."

    The sea poured over the sea wall on to the terrace of the pub (which was party HQ for the Australian sailing team during the Olympics) but the storm shutters that had been hastily put up did their job and kept the interior dry.

    "It's been fun but I wouldn't mind a quieter night," said Broughton-South.

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...l-beach-sirens

    Two distinctly different versions from her.
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    Cornwall






    Flooding in England & Wales.

    22 Severe flood warning


    208 Flood warning


    318 Flood alert




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    UK storms: Fresh severe weather reaches UK

    Key Points

    • Gale-force winds are affecting southern England, with gusts of up to 80 mph along exposed parts of the south coast
    • Train lines are being hit, with no services west of Plymouth and South West Trains advising against all but essential travel
    • More than 40,000 homes and businesses are still without power in Wales and England, says the Energy Networks Association
    • More than 20 severe flood warnings are now in place in parts of Berkshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Surrey



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lick View Post

    I am returning to LoS on Monday
    If anything's flying.

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    Birds seem to be enjoying it.

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    That's a pretty angry sea!

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