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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Marc, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Marc

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    wow, that was quite some storm last night in Portsmouth, i came into work today and the building is flooded! Carpets are all sodden and quite a lot of computers are soaked! Apparently our other 2 buildings are out of commission too, one was struck by lightning and the other is also flooded!

    I have a feeling i'm going to have a busy day..
     
  2. Gary D

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    that will be shagged climate that the all the worlds govenments are denying exists :D

    Gary
     
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    Are your buildings made of cardboard or something ? How can they flood that easily ?

    BTW, I'm in Prague with glorious weather so don't know about any storms. Flying to the UK this afternoon so I'll try and bring some sun back for you !

    :)
     
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    That would cost a packet
     
  5. nsherin

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    No floods here (I'm also Portsmouth-based, working at Priory School, as the IT bod). No floods that I'm aware of, just the UPS on my Windows 2003 Servers kicked in this morning (about 5am), for a brief few seconds.
     
  6. Marc

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    priory school, where's that? the name rings a bell, is it the one on fawcett road? i work in cosham which is where the flooding is, but im sure i live near the priory school
     
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    That's the one. Top of Fawcett Road, by the roundabout at the end of Goldsmith Avenue/Winston Churchill Avenue. Seems that further inland got it worse than by the coast - I'm suprised Eastney pumping station didn't go belly up again, like it did back in 2000 when there were all the floods.
     
  8. Marc

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    small world isnt it! feel free to let me know if there are ever any high paying i.t. jobs going there ;) a 5 minute walk to work in the morning would sure beat my current journey!
     
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    I frequent Big Blue's building here in Portsmouth. It really stuggled with the storm, with numerous puddles inside the building as I was walking around.

    Just like the company as a whole, creaking at the seams!!! :devil:
     
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    No flood problems here......but then I am posting from a beach side cafe in Lanzarote :hiya:
     
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    the thunder was mad the other night woke me up a few times.
     
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    You think you had bad weather in the UK? We had a 'Torrential Rain-Storm' come through Toronto yesterday, for 2 hours solid it was rain, rain, rain. At one point the rain was horizontal and it was a dark as night. People just had to abandon their cars in the roads as the rain came down that heavy and fast it just flooded the whole region. I saw some cars with water up to their windows, some even had the whole bonnet in the water! Part of a major road got washed away and is going to be closed for about a month and the Fire Dept had to get their Marine section out onto the Don Rover to rescue stranded people. Anyway, some photos here.

    And then the sun came out and it was like nothing had happened.
     
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    we just have misrable weahter all year anyway
     
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    Move to Australia... I am!
     

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