Hurricane force winds and a massive amount of rain will bash large areas of England.
Ayb, stay safe.
Hurricane force winds and a massive amount of rain will bash large areas of England.
Ayb, stay safe.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||10/28/2013|
Mary P., you in danger, gurl!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/24/2013|
This has nothing to do with me.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/24/2013|
Oh, How ghastly! we need to cancel that hunting outing now!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/24/2013|
I'm sure over there it'll be called SANDRA.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/25/2013|
Has Mrs. Bale checked the shipping forecast yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/25/2013|
I see the AYB stalker troll is still jackin'
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/25/2013|
Should Jack and Finn evacuate to Canada from Chiswick? Caspar Lee can always go back to So. Africa...
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/25/2013|
"I see the AYB stalker troll is still jackin'"
What does this mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/25/2013|
Ayb=angry young brit, a valued DL contributor
No, I'm not a stalker troll of his, just a concerned Yank.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/25/2013|
I like ayb, too. What's your problem, R6?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/25/2013|
I know who AYB is but 1. He has a stalker? and 2. What's "still jackin'" mean? Thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/25/2013|
City underwater! City underwater!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/25/2013|
Stay Calm and Carry On
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/25/2013|
Thank God we have GOOP back in the states! She's our most precious resource!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/25/2013|
It's really truly true
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/25/2013|
I do hope my pussy doesn't get flooded.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/25/2013|
You do realise that weather forecasts here are exaggerated beyond belief, e.g., 'deadly heat wave' at 78°F. That said, airports close for a week with 1" of snow, so the panic may be justified.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/25/2013|
I fear for the late season truffle harvest!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/25/2013|
All I care about is the next episode of downton abbey
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/25/2013|
I believe there's a big storm brewing. I think you ignore it at your peril. I'd stock up on my favorite foods, and have plenty to drink. Even bottled water.
I have a few flash lights (or, as you say, torches) and make sure I had enough batteries. Charge up your iPad, and your telephone, and make sure you have a battery powered radio and some reading material.
Oh, and a full tank of petrol in the car. In fact, if you really want to be smart, think of a safe place to store your car, where it won't get crushed by falling tree limbs or flooded out, and make sure you have air in your bicycle tires.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/25/2013|
We wish our Brit friends the best of luck and hope they will communicate with their American brethren here on Datalounge. I, for one, would be honored if you left me your stuff in the event of your death on Monday.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/25/2013|
I got the cucumbers stocked up, just in case one can't trot to the shops in the storm. And a Victoria sponge sandwich, to feed the search and rescue team.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/25/2013|
When I heard of this dreadful news, the first thing I did was run out and get ten kilos of Henna hair coloring because one never knows how long one will be without a chariot to the market.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/25/2013|
Nothing shall happen on Monday. Just a few light showers and fresh breezes.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/25/2013|
I ain't bovvered.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/25/2013|
This will be God's response to gay marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/25/2013|
There is no country on earth that makes such a big deal out of mildy bad weather as the UK. It's shocking and embarrassing for you guys over there. Why is there such hysteria when there are a couple inches of snow? Flooding and high winds (expected for monday in the UK) happen OFTEN in a lot of other countries.
and you guys wonder why no one thinks you have any masculine men...
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/25/2013|
This is a job for...SUPERMAN!
Oh, wait. Henry is busy schtupping his gay pals back in the States. Sorry, UK. You may just have to drown. Finally.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/25/2013|
Where is AYB these days?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/25/2013|
Brit here (not of the angry, young variety though). The only people getting hysterical about this are the media - a common problem on both sides of the Atlantic I think. The rest of us appear to be remaining our usual cynical selves and the general opinion seems to be that on Monday there will be a few spots of rain and it will probably be a bit blowy out.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/25/2013|
[quote]The only people getting hysterical about this are the media
Fellow Brit here, can confirm. This is the usual over-hyped bollocks from the tabloid press.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/26/2013|
The main problem is that London is filled with Plane Trees - which can grow to a large size, but have a shallow root system...
Come a fairly high wind, and these buggers come crashing down..
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/26/2013|
And here in Scotland, we regularly have storms like that without mention in the media...
When the national media talks about "storms to lash UK" they usually mean the South East, and London in particular.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/26/2013|
NEXRAD weather control
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/26/2013|
Rats. I am flying out on Tuesday morning to Ireland for a week - last thing I want is delays at the airport tuesday morning if bad weather is causing delays. It only takes a dusting of snow for airports to close down here, let along some high winds ....
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/26/2013|
Because we don't get much extreme weather, R27, so we get terribly TERRIBLY excited about what we do get.
And R33 is right, there's a definite metrocentricity about dramatic weather reports.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/26/2013|
Where's Sausages McGee?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/26/2013|
It's gonna be a big 'un, I can feel it in me water.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/26/2013|
I think the Shard will be severely compromised.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/26/2013|
[quote]Where's Sausages McGee?
Off with Spotted Dick, I imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/26/2013|
"There is no country on earth that makes such a big deal out of mildy bad weather as the UK. It's shocking and embarrassing for you guys over there."
You go that right!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/26/2013|
Cheers, thanks a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/26/2013|
[quote] You go that right!
Nothing worth losing your tea over, old chap.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/26/2013|
It's Britain's turn.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/26/2013|
[quote] You do realise that weather forecasts here are exaggerated beyond belief
It's the opposite where I am. Raging gale winds are described as breezes. "A bit breezy on the Twin Forks tomorrow" = quick, take the patio umbrellas down and stash them in the shed.
. "Chance for a passing thundershower" = possible tornado watch.
"Rain, some breezy conditions" = three day long nor'easter.
It seems that the local station was told to downplay weather reports a few years ago when new owners took over. Too much local business was being lost when people stayed home based on impending bad weather.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/26/2013|
Who will save the mutton? The mutton! The mutton! Who will save the mutton?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/26/2013|
Oh, smile, guv'nor, it might never 'apppen!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/26/2013|
Disaster porn...somehow they managed to survive the one 26 years ago and they'll survive this. Call me when a storm is coming they've NEVER expereinced.
There's a very DIFFERENT kind of storm coming to the U.K. in the future and THAT'S the one they should be talking about but don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/26/2013|
"city under water, city under water!"
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/26/2013|
I'm downloading all the Vera Lynn songs I can find.
Be brave, Britishers!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/26/2013|
Should I take down my umbrella?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/26/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/26/2013|
Greetings from South East England, currently slightly breezy. For anyone who doesn't know the old story:
Back in 1987, Michael Fish was just a hard working TV weather forecaster with a badly cut suit and a sensible moustache. He told the nation that a woman had rung up asking if a hurricane was on its way, but not to panic, because - pfft - it wasn't. 24 hours and 15 million trees later he'd become a National Icon, single handedly capable of opening Tescos at will. He's never seemed particularly happy about it though.
Anyway, as you know, we have long memories over here so these days our forecasters err on the side of caution.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/26/2013|
It's sunny and cloudless this morning in London. A perfect autumn morning, save the vomit in the street on the way to the newsagents.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/26/2013|
"There's a very DIFFERENT kind of storm coming to the U.K. in the future and THAT'S the one they should be talking about but don't"
If we knew what you were talking about, we might...
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/27/2013|
This is a good warning to move all alcohol to higher elevations. Must save that wine we bought on our weekend jaunt to Paris. Women and booze first!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/27/2013|
I have a question for any British here. Why do the Welsh smell like rancid meat? I'm serious, they stink to high heaven.
Stout, surly, rancid smelling people.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/27/2013|
Ssssh, R57, or Bonnie Tyler will hear and hunt you down. She's pretty tough, you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/27/2013|
R48, I loved your work in the remake of Arthur!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/27/2013|
This one is no joke. Between the flooding and high winds the southern parts of England and Wales will take quite a beating.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/27/2013|
It will rain a ton here in Norway on monday too, as it has done all weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/27/2013|
R60--is this the UK equivalent of Sandy? I thought London and the Thames had good flood barriers.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/27/2013|
We are ready for the storm here in Greater London - gin and tonics will be to hand as we watch the latest Downton Abbey episode later, as the winds howl outside .... its already dark here at 4.30 pm, as our clocks went back an hour last night.
I dont have to go to work tomorrow morning, but seems it will be hell for commuters, but I am flying out Tuesday morning, so I want things back to normal by then. Some hope ...
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/27/2013|
Good ol' Paris has been reminiscent of Wuthering Heights all day too! Unusual.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/27/2013|
I heard it's already dying down. No?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/27/2013|
If the worst should occur, please remember to book container ship space TODAY to haul all your stuff across the pond to me.
Prefer New Orleans or Mobile as POE, but Houston is OK if the shipping rates are significantly better.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/27/2013|
How could the storm be dying down, R65? It hasn't even formed yet completely over the Atlantic.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/27/2013|
What? Nobody darkly warning it's due to the Jews or the Muslims or the blacks? I'm surprised. Is this no longer Datalounge?
And two people haven't hijacked the thread fighting over the exact wording of their posts yet? What gives? It's page 3 already.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/27/2013|
Everyone- go into The Dome- NOW!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/27/2013|
Daddy, hold me. Daddy? DADDY?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/27/2013|
Lady Gaga is Queen of Music. She is the second most powerful celebrity in the world. Lady Gaga reigns supreme at the top. She fucking rocks. Lady Gaga is number one.
There, satisfied R68?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/27/2013|
Hold me, David Cameron.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/27/2013|
Wish I were in Cornwall surfing with my mate. I wonder if it will reach as far north as Bun Dobhráin. I haven't surfed there in a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||10/27/2013|
[quote]What? Nobody darkly warning it's due to the Jews or the Muslims or the blacks? I'm surprised. Is this no longer Datalounge?
I don't know which DL you read, but I've never read anything like that here or...maybe this is your version of a sense of humor. Hahahahha
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/27/2013|
The Daily Mail claims that immigration is making this worse, and Katie Price will become pregnant again as a result.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/27/2013|
A 14 year old boy has already been swept out to sea. Sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/27/2013|
Yes, R75, but what will it do to house prices?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/27/2013|
Is it suspected to cure Alzheimers / cancer / diabetes?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/27/2013|
Icarian , the storm has passed here in the North of Ireland and it was just very heavy rain for about ten or twelve hours. Think it is a different storm front for Britain.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/27/2013|
London is drowning and I live by the river!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/27/2013|
It's an entirely different storm front, R79. The one that hits tonight and goes into the morning is primarily going to affect the southern parts of England and Wales.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/27/2013|
I hope they evacuate the Royals to someplace safe. I fear for the baby prince. It doesn't take much water to drown an infant.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/27/2013|
The storm has a name now: St Jude, for the patron saint of lost causes.
So ridiculously American.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/27/2013|
Thankfully, Sharleen Spiteri and Girl Called Johnny are in Brussels.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/27/2013|
I'm alright but I live right on the coast so if it is a bad one (somehow I doubt it'll be hurricane strength like 87's) I will probably get to see a bit of damage (hopefully not my house or anyone I know).
So anyway, the thing I'm most worried about is another day of commuter chaos. Both my boss and myself come in from (different parts) of Kent so if neither of us make it in that would mean a day of no IT support at work. Knowing what drama queens they are, this could be intolerable.
Oh well, wish me luck I suppose.
BTW ayb no longer stands for what it stood for, and hasn't since I turned 30- five odd years ago. TIA!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/27/2013|
R79 here. Ciaran, I apologise autocorrect corrects your name to Icarian. Not such a bad autocorrect in a way as it refers to two famous sons in mythology.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/27/2013|
I want our next hurricane to be called A Boy Named Sue.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/27/2013|
Good to hear from you, ayb. Be safe.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/27/2013|
One of you should stay in London. I hear the Savoy is nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||10/27/2013|
Hold me, Lady Violet!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/27/2013|
BREAKING! The London Ferris Wheel has broken loose and is spinning down Abbey Lane!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/27/2013|
Can one of our orthodontia deprived Brit brethren perhaps post various live webcams of London so that we might see its destruction over tea and crumpets?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/27/2013|
"hopefully not my house or anyone I know"
How very selfish, ayb.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/27/2013|
So if ayb doesn't stand for "angry young brit" now than what DOES it stand for, "amiable yodeling brit"?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/27/2013|
Now predicting 90 mph winds. It's gonna be a scary night for a lot of folks. The sound alone can be terrifying.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/27/2013|
Since the storm is supposed to entail a big blow, may I offer the suggestion that it be named "Sheridan?"
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/27/2013|
Trafalgar sSquare webcam
|by Anonymous||reply 97||10/27/2013|
Has anyone heard about Jodie Marsh and/or Jordan's plans? I hope the premiere England's Roses are safe
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/27/2013|
[quote]So if ayb doesn't stand for "angry young brit" now than what DOES it stand for, "amiable yodeling brit"?
Anything you believe. Or just ayb as in 'honest abe'. And R93, I was being tongue in cheek. Unless they're a horrible person for some reason (joking! or AM I?). But I think I can confidently say the worst we'll see is a few branches down and some loosened tiles. And train chaos. Probably on a par with the largely forgotten storm of early 1990. It blew about 60/70 MPH but it was no biggie. 1987's storm was well over 100 MPH in some parts.
The devastation was truly epic in the old fashioned sense of the word. This is why people are so super-cautious about this new one. 1987 was a long time ago but storms like that tend to not die out of popular memory until everyone that witnessed it has.. died out. Everyone born before 1983 has a Great Storm story, even if it's one from their early childhood. I was 9.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||10/27/2013|
I rather like the Abbey Road webcam...it's better than staring at some landmark...not that the crossing isn't a landmark but you'll see what I mean.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||10/27/2013|
Thanks for your perspective, ayb/honest abe. I hope it ends up being more the way you see it than the media has.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/27/2013|
OH, God...it's affecting my TV reception and they're talking about Lou Reed.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/27/2013|
I hope Hampstead Heath ain't too bashed. I depend on it for my bit of rumpy-pumpy, y'know.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||10/27/2013|
Ayb, I was joking too about your being selfish.
Why don't you go by the name S&M on DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/27/2013|
What will Pippa Middleton be wearing while riding out the debris? Hopefully two tons of debris and a scent that can be picked up by search and recovery dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/27/2013|
asbo yob bastard
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/27/2013|
Stay safe, ayb. xoxo
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/27/2013|
Bring in your fucking bins and flower boxes, you gits!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/27/2013|
One of our finest youfs out enjoying the pre-storm.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/27/2013|
It's got its own Twitter page, @ukstorm2013.
It's just joined in on the Lady Gaga/Kelly Osbourne bitchfest smackdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||10/27/2013|
There's a strom coming into Chick-a-go.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/27/2013|
[quote]Bring in your fucking bins and flower boxes, you gits! by: Bill Giles on LBC Radio just now
I have no idea who this is, but if that's true, he must be considered a natural treasure.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/27/2013|
I'll "oh dear" myself. NATIONAL, not natural treasure.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/27/2013|
The worst of the storm will apparently bypass Wales and is tracking straight for London and the Southeast of England.
London? You in danger, girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/27/2013|
I hope the rent boys are snuggling up to a loved one.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/27/2013|
There will be thousands of ugly hats floating in the Thames.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/27/2013|
NO, not the FASCINATORS!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/27/2013|
Well, at least it'll get rid of the hard-to-clean vomit on the pavement, so there's that to look forward to.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/27/2013|
Storm's hitting Devon and Cornwall now.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||10/27/2013|
Well, here in the heart of England there's barely a breeze...
|by Anonymous||reply 122||10/27/2013|
It doesn't look so bad. Just some flooding:
|by Anonymous||reply 123||10/27/2013|
Uhh, it's only just begun...
|by Anonymous||reply 124||10/27/2013|
North London here, steady not-so-strong rain for last three hours - but it has just started to blow a little at half an hour past midnight. I have a no-batteries torch near my bed and filled up a 2-litre bottle of water, so that's my prep, as it were. On the other hand I live in a loft flat with sky-lights, so it could get noisy in the middle of the night.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||10/27/2013|
it looks like it is kicking off in Dorset. Westbay (where Broadchurch is set) and Lyme Regis are on Red flood warnings.I don't think this is a fuss about nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||10/27/2013|
Is the glass in the Shard strong enough to withstand this? London's glass canyons have grown in number since 1997. There wasn't even a Canary wharf then.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||10/27/2013|
I hope Port Wenn escapes undamaged.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||10/27/2013|
BREAKING: London Bridge is falling own! Mary Poppins thrown off course into Northern Europe!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||10/27/2013|
R126, I agree it isn't a fuss about nothing. The leaves are still on the trees and the ground is already saturated. There will definitely be some property damage and hopefully no losses of life.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||10/27/2013|
Princess Di WILL have her revenge!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/27/2013|
But what about Weston-Super-Mare?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||10/27/2013|
I bet a crane or two will be swaying in the wind.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/27/2013|
Breaking: Johnny Hates Jazz has already offered their services for the inevitable concert to rebuild London.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||10/27/2013|
90 mph winds expected at Heathrow, possibly lasting until midday? Yikes.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||10/27/2013|
It is blowing a gale outside but it doesn't feel storm of the century bad. The kind of storm you get every few years (living in the Southwest). There will be some trees down, floods etc. and it isn't a fuss about nothing but it's also not a Burns Night storm either (or even a weaker storm like the "it's not a hurricane" storm). Hope the flooding isn't anything like we got last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10/27/2013|
Is Big Ben OK? Stiff upper lip- you've been through the nazi blitzkrieg- so this will be a walk in the park.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||10/27/2013|
R136, your report, although appreciated, is way too premature. The brunt of the storm won't be felt for some time yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||10/27/2013|
Excellent, R134. We'll be there too.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||10/27/2013|
Torquay = Newquay
|by Anonymous||reply 140||10/27/2013|
I hope Gina G will be on hand to perform.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||10/27/2013|
R117, rent boys have loved ones? Who? Kevin Spacey?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||10/27/2013|
I do hope those lovely old gays in Brighton don't get swept into the sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||10/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 144||10/27/2013|
[quote] Breaking: Johnny Hates Jazz has already offered their services for the inevitable concert to rebuild London.
Breathe and Living in a Box have also agreed to perform.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||10/27/2013|
And Sarah Brightman is revving up for a Hot Gossip reunion!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||10/27/2013|
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na....Hey Jude, don't let me down.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||10/27/2013|
That's SAINT JUDE to you, Mr. McCartney.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||10/27/2013|
Wet Wet Wet has been added to the London Is Drowning Relief Concert!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||10/27/2013|
I guess most Brit DLers are having a good night's sleep. Keep us updated when you wake, OK?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||10/27/2013|
I'm up. I think it blown over, here in West London. Strong-ish winds and a lot of rain, but nothing earth shattering.
I'm going to Paul in Holland Park for a Pain Au Chocolat.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||10/27/2013|
Its blown over very quickly, but was scary about 7am, I was worried about the tall tree in the garden swaying in the winds.
Bit of blue sky now, hopefully the trains will be running again by lunchtime, and my flight ok for tomorrow. I think they all over-reacted to how bad it would be.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||10/28/2013|
[quote] I think they all over-reacted to how bad it would be.
Better safe than sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||10/28/2013|
What would the transatlantic flights have been like yesterday and today? Judging from the little map on the seatback in front of me, most of them would have flown directly over the storm, but are they high enough that a storm like this doesn't matter?
|by Anonymous||reply 154||10/28/2013|
No one will miss Britain is it sinks.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||10/28/2013|
R155, the proper term is Airstrip One.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||10/28/2013|
[quote]There is no country on earth that makes such a big deal out of mildy bad weather as the UK. It's shocking and embarrassing for you guys over there. Why is there such hysteria when there are a couple inches of snow?
You've never been to Censornati, Ohio, have you? Fucking drooling retards fall into hysterical seizures of panic if ANYONE spots a flake of snow.
You think I'm kidding? It's snows an inch and every grocery store in town is laid bare; roads are closed - it will take you two hours to drive a mile. I'm not exaggerating, either.
The fucking dumbest pack of retards ever to grace the planet live in this hell hole of a city. Shameful and stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||10/28/2013|
[quote]Michael Fish's controversial weather forecast featured in the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, playing on the perceived British love of talking about the weather.
This is too funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||10/28/2013|
At least two people died as a result of the storm and there was a fair amount of property damage and travel chaos.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||10/28/2013|
Had to work from home. Sounds good, doesn't it? And it was- marginally better than attempting to get in when the trains weren't running anyway. But my work capacity was less than half even with the VPN and it'll all be waiting there for me tomorrow.
Not much destruction in my part of the world at all, it seemed like it was going somewhere nasty between 5 and 7 am and then it just blew over. But the trains just stopped because of all the branches and weaker trees. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised since the one that struck in 1987 was described as the sort you only get every 200 years in the UK. Quite amusing it was exactly as I predicted it.
At its worst it was a Force 8-9 here.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||10/28/2013|