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cdj1122
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Storm ofnthe century .... Reply with quote

..... the bad news is that the century is still young.

I've been watching the storm that has pummeled the South Coast of England and wreaked havoc inland past London on the BBC World service.
It reminds me of the storm in the early fifties that breached the dikes in Holland and in which the SS Flying Enterprise with its captain, Kurt Carlson were caught in the Channel.
One of the advantages of annual Hurricanes here is that weak trees do not grow as large as the stately oaks I see down in the video clips.
Then they all fall in unison when the storm like this comes by.
I hope you all are safe and those in peril of he sea had the time and wit to evacuate to higher ground further inland.
Good luck to all and a speedy return to normalcy.
Charlie
Lecanto, Florida
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a little bit over-hyped Charlie. The met office are a little afraid to "under-hype" anything these days after one BBC Meteorologist in 1987 - (Michael Fish if UK readers remember him) said no worries there will definitely be no storms tonight - and that night the whole of the South Coast was nearly wiped out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at6sQkoShms

Bit of an exaggeration but you know what I mean.

Back to the latest one. It left our shores the next day and did wreak havoc in parts of Northern Europe. The wind was so strong in Denmark it was blowing people over.
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cdj1122
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose that being over-hyped is better than under predicted to some degree.
One of the great benefits of stamping is getting to know similar minded individuals from all over the world and even to the extent possibly through the mails, becoming quite friendly.

And if we are at all aware of events that occur beyond our County borders we can feel affected by events that create havoc elsewhere, such as the Fires that have been plaguing Australia, Earthquakes in New Zealand, Monsoons that fill swollen rivers with flood waters, and storms that ravage the Channel or North Sea Ports.

Stamping both expands our horizon as it shrinks the globe.

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Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes,
Floods, Fires and Drought,
Pestilence, Pogroms and Wars,
What a curious planet we dwell upon,
Providing the wonders of birth,
The cornucopia of health and wealth,
Yet, apparently hell bent,
On destroying it all,
In a constant series of disasters,
That never cease, their Conga line,
Endlessly arriving, suddenly,
And wreaking their horrors,
Departing in an unfathomable way,
Renewing the very life,
They set out to eliminate.
What a curious planet, indeed.

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