Sunday, July 22, 2007

Flooding in Warwickshire

Several places in Warwickshire nearby, has been hit by severe flood after rivers broke their banks at several places. The flood is said to be one of the worst in years. Several houses have been evacuated in the area and forced to spend the night in emergency centres. Thousands of cars were stranded on the M5 and drivers as well as passengers had to spend the night in the cars.

Much of Stratford-upon-Avon town centre (birthplace of William Shakespeare) in now under water as the river Avon overflowed. Performances at the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Swan Theatre were canceled as well.

Was listening to BBC radio today morning and one caller reported that she could see people canoing on what used to be the main road outside her house.

The River Leam also burst its banks and flooded parts of the town centre in Leamington Spa.

3 comments:

Dad of Four said...

It's extreme weather everywhere...Scary this global warming. despite all these US is still in denial!

Adam Mutum said...

It's not only in the US. A lot of Brits are in denial as well.

BeccaGirl said...

I sure hope everything is ok for my visit in September!!! I have some friends living nearby and are without water, but still have power. It's strange to think, it's flooding, but they have no water! :)

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