Cats and dogs..? Oh my, the floods!

by - Friday, June 15, 2007

As the old saying goes: "it's raining cats and dogs today!" Truly, I've never known weather like this! Here in Sheffield, we're usually protected from bad floods because our city is built on seven hills. Yet today, so very many roads are flooded, schools are closed and many many homes have been evacuated due to immense flooding.
The photo above was taken a few hours ago, and the rain has not stopped since. You really wouldn't believe that just last week we were all wading around in shorts complaining that it was too hot!

In a few moments, I need to collect my little man from school. I do hope I manage to battle the traffic and get there safely!
Edit: I think most people have finally got the message about the flooding: we went to school and back through hardly any traffic or floods whatsoever. I'm so relieved that my family are all safe after reading stories of the elderly whisked out of their homes and drivers stranded in giant "puddles" having to wade through rivers which were once roads. I do hope things clear up soon! If things are so bad here in Sheffield, then I dread to imagine how bad they must be on lower land areas of the country...

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  1. wow that is crazy.....I wish we had some rain here in New is hot and gross.....I think about 90 degrees today....ugh! Dry heat is can send it my way, I'd be happy to take it.

    BTW, glad you and your family got home safely!

  2. Glad to hear you are all fine.

  3. Thank you both for your comments! I'm just glad that no-one was seriously injured in these floods. In the future, we Sheffielders certainly won't be complacent about the weather!