1 December 2009

Water Water Everywhere...

We have been very lucky where we are, the heavy rain has caused floods everywhere. York which is very close to us has not been so lucky. Today this is what it looks like, and this is after a couple of days of receding.

Mum and dad usually walk through this park after parking the car.. Not today, the park is completely under water...
More park shots...

They also walk down here from the bridge,,,
These poor buildings suffered terrible....
I don't think this pub will be open for business..

The arches you can just see, are the car parks under these apartments...
There are usually lots sat outside these pubs, eating meals and drinking. Mum and dad walk by and go up the stairs to the shops. Today the steps just are not there..
See how high to the bridge..
This should be a park too..
Should be streets...
Scary living here..


You have to really feel for the people living and working here.. It happens more than once a year as well.. So awful.

I am just glad I am safe and dry..

Stay safe, warm and dry everyone.. Hugs GJ xx

50 comments:

One Cats Nip said...

Oh I feels for all those beans and kitties and woofies living arounds theres. I hope that never reaches you ginger!
BTW I got your lovely christmas card!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOW!

That is some nasty stuff -

I'm glad THIS York is dry!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Pawesome header!

Eric and Flynn said...

All the floods everywhere are awful. We live on the outskirts of a village and that got flooded, but not as bad as York. We are lucky because we live on the top of a hill but our garden still got flooded. It was a nice day yesterday, but cold. Today it is pouring down again.
We got your Christmas card today thank you. It is lovely.

Angel and Kirby said...

WOW! That is a lot of water. We have seen floods close to our area but not where we live! WE received our card today.

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Oh my gosh, I would not be able to live there, what about the mold? Awful. But your new header is outta sight!

The Creek Cats said...

Oh how horrible! We feel very bad for the people and animals living there!
One of our mom's greatest fears is flooding, just like that. These pictures made her shudder!

The OP Pack said...

Oh, that is just awful AND scary. We hope things dry up quickly.

We were thrilled to get our mail today - both beautiful cards arrived. Your Mum is too organized. We still don't even have a pic taken. We may end up with none.

Hope Mum is doing well - and Dad too.

woos, the OP Pack

Jasmim said...

Wow, this is a lot of water!

The Kitty Krew said...

Wow, look at all that water. That happens around here sometimes, too. It can be scary! We hope all will be okay.

Thanks so much for coming by our Gotcha Day party, it was a lot of fun and we're most happy that you could make it over, dear friend!

Purrs and hugs,
Bugsy, Sassy and Callie
(and the rest of the Krew)

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We feel bad for the beans in the flood too. Thank goodness you are safe and dry. Kitties don't care for swimming.

The Army of Four said...

THose floods are just terrible! I"m glad you're OK. Keep your feety-feet dry!
Luv,
Dave

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We are glad you are dry and safe too Ginger Jasper!!! I have never known a kitty who likes water!!
I have known a lot of kitties in my day!!
Happy sends you head butts,
I send you much love, Fern
Bambi sends tail wags.

Deborah said...

That is terrible. I feel bad for all those people and their pets.
How sad.
I am glad your safe and warm!
Try to stay away from all that water.
PS. I love your header!

Boo-Bah said...

We feel concern for all who had damage from the rains. We are always hoping for more rain here. Maybe we will be grateful for all our sunshine.

Ginger we are glad you are safe and dry.

We send Hugs and Purrs from all of us here at
Boo-Bahs Little Sunshines

katztales said...

You stay nice and dry, Ginger! You don't want that floofy fur of yours doing the sponge thing!

Tank said...

That's very sad. Water can do so much damage. Glad you are safe GJ.

caspersmom said...

So sad of all the flooding over there. Mom heard it on the news. Doggone if it wasn't for all the water, Mom enjoyed seeing all the pictures and buildings. I bet the park is really pretty without all that water. Mom has seen our river overflowing into the park that is a ways down from us before we moved here quite a few years back. She is hoping it doesn't happen again though. So thankful it isn't affecting you and you are cozy and warm inside. Purrs and prayers for all the beans affected.

Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad. Loved the cakes your Mum got your Dad. They looked yum.

Casper

Sweet Praline said...

I didn't realize there had been so much rain and flooding over there. Mom's been really slack with watching the news and visiting, so I'm really behind. So glad you are safe!

Tristan and Crikey said...

Rain, rain, go away!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We were horrified at all the water till we got to the Ginger goodness at the end, then we forgot all troubles.

Anya said...

Ooppsss.....
So many water :(
I am happy to read you are safe !!!

I love your new banner
its so nice in Xmas look :-)

((HUGS))
Kareltje =^.^=

Gattina said...

It's terrible ! I saw it on TV ! It happens so often lately, last year too ! On a blog when you know somebody it's even worse because it becomes more personal and your mom saw it with her eyes. Fortunately you are safe and dry. I just imagine my house in deep water ! I don't think it could happen because we are living on a little hill. But one never knows !

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

we feel very bad for flooding victims, and, so often it is not covered by insurance.. We hope everybody can get back to normal very soon.
your pals, Morgan and Maisie

milocat said...

OMC! We feel shocked. We had no idea that your neck of the woods was getting it so badly! That's an awful lot of damage ~ espeshully to those beautiful old buildings. Sidmouth has had lots of rain but no floods. But sometimes the waves of the sea are HUGE! (Taller than a howse!)

We're glad yoo are warm and dry.

And we LOVE yoor noo header! It's gorjuss!

Milo and Alfie xx

Kari said...

Goodness gracious, Ginger Jasper.
How horrible for the poor kitties and other pets and wildlife and all of the beans. On first glance, we had no idea of how high the water really was!
Frightening!
Glad your home is warm and dry.

Huffle Mawson said...

We haven't had rain for twelve years and you get that. Crazy world we live in! I'm glad you're safe though GJ.

Martha and Bailey said...

We love your xmas pic Ginger Jasper!
The flooding is dreadful this year - your pics looks as though you could be living in Venice!
Stay safe.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Batu said...

Wow - so much water everywhere! I hope you were up somewhere safe and dry and not too many people got wet!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh it's terrible indeed! All our prayers and purrs for those beans and little pet friends in this place...it's a difficult moment!
Be safe okay!
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

catsintrees said...

Oh dear, oh dear. Flooding is awful (being Dutch) we know. Parliament holds special sessions demanding action when more than twenty people get their ankles wet after heavy rains over here.
Although it did made us think of Venice. If York is flooded that often, they should change their streets in canals. That would be great in summer.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We hope that you stay nice and dry.

What a great festive header!!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

The Monkeys said...

That is awful for the people around that area! We're glad you're safe and dry, GJ

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

This is terrible, those poor folks that live in the places that are not filled up with water. What a mess. I hope their families are safe. The news over here hasn't told us about this flooding. We did see Venice four feet above the water mark. Pray that the families can get back to their homes soon and things can return to normal. Terrible. Hope you and your family is far, far, far away from the high waters.

Cat with a Garden said...

This is horrible for the people. Some years ago Germany had a horrible flood too. The most important part is that noone drowns!

The Paw Relations said...

We're very lucky that we didn't flood. Living in Maidenhead by the River Thames,it's a real threat. Thank goodness they built the flood relief channel.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffing in the recent floods!

Ludo van Doggy said...

That look very bad! We has not beed into our flooded parts to look yet. Mum did get stuck in York on her way down south. We is so glad you is safe!
~lickies, Ludo
pee ess: I got my Crispmas card from you!

Sammy and Andy said...

And we are equally thankful that you are safe and dry dear friend.....xxxxxxxxx

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

That is a LOT of water! It must be very scary for everyone living in the area! I hope things get back to normal quickly. I am glad you are safe.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Oh My!!! What a shame for all of those people and buildings! We are so furry happy you are safe and dry!!!

Junior and Orion said...

Oh my goodness! That is horrible! We will be purring for all those beans and animals.

We are gald you are safe and dry too!

Junior and Orion said...

We almost forgot! We received your Christmas card! You all look lovely! Thank you for sending it it!

Dory and the Mama said...

We will keep our paws and prayers lifted for those humans and furrkids that may be in peril.

Concerned Smileys,
Dory

PeeEss...We LOVED your Christmas card!!!!!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh that is so much water! I remember the one time it flooded badly here - I hope everyone is ok and that is is not too pricey for repairs and replacements for everyone in that.

We are VERY glad to see you are safe and dry - flooding + cats = bad!

Noll's Nip said...

How dreadful. My heart goes out to all those who have to contend with this.

septembermom said...

That's really wet. Those pictures say it all.

Derby said...

I am happy you are safe and dry too. Didn't know you were that close to all the flooding.

RILEY AND STAR said...

Oh my goodness! We are so sorry to hear about all the flooding. How horrible!

It's so easy to take our dry homes for granted until we see photos like this.

Glad you are all warm and safe!

Luv,
Riley and Star.

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SEDONA said...

Hi Jasper, I've missed you! But I'm back now. Wow, so glad your house wasn't in that area...furry scary stuff. Those poor people.
What a great card and gift you got your dad! I'm sure he loved it & hope he had a lovely day.
Your pal,
Sedona

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It is always sad for those caught in flooding or other storm damage. We hope everyone in the flooded area is safe.