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January 29, 2018, 01:21:57 am Christian40 says: It will be interesting to see what happens this year Israel being 70 years as a modern nation may 14 2018
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September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-11-new-fda-approved-hepatitis-b-vaccine-found-to-increase-heart-attack-risk-by-700.html
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September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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« Reply #450 on: December 07, 2013, 12:08:05 am »

Got a pretty bad snowstorm here in North Texas today - couldn't open my front door, nor the gates on my fence b/c of the snow and ice. Although I saw a few cars/trucks roaming around.

Good thing your not driving today

Sunny weather here, am hoping my tomato plants will grow (no caterpillars, no grubs, no beetles please Lord)
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« Reply #451 on: December 07, 2013, 11:01:26 am »

Update: Temps are so freezing that the snow on the ground has frozen - pretty dangerous conditions to even walk on(I slipped and fell on it this morning, but no harm done).

But no biggie - food, clothing, and heating provided fine! Thank you Jesus! Smiley
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« Reply #452 on: December 11, 2013, 09:57:52 pm »

http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/South-Africa/Massive-hailstorm-hits-Gauteng-20131128
Massive hailstorm hits Gauteng
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« Reply #453 on: December 12, 2013, 01:50:42 am »

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(I slipped and fell on it this morning, but no harm done).

God definitely has ways of humbling us! Just when we think we are on solid ground, bang! We find ourselves thinking, "Hey, gravity really does work".  Grin  Indeed, thank you Jesus!

"For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." Luke 14:11 (KJB)
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« Reply #454 on: December 13, 2013, 03:50:29 pm »

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-ff-brazil-floods-20131212,0,3985112.story#ixzz2nJXnfp5M
12/12/13
At least 3 killed, more than 2,000 displaced in Brazil floods

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- At least three people were killed and more than 2,000 displaced when heavy rainfall caused flooding this week in the coastal state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said Thursday.

The downpour began Wednesday and continued overnight, dumping more rain in 10 hours in parts of the state than was expected for the entire month of December.

Local media were full of photographs of streets turned into rivers, commuters seeking refuge on top of buses and reports of looting as residents of the Baixada Flumeninse region fled their homes.

Authorities said they had discovered at least three bodies so far, but the death count could rise.

“There’s nothing I can do. I’ll just have to buy everything all over again,” said Jorge Luiz Costa, 54, who lost most of the contents of his home and is spending his nights elsewhere, according to the local newspaper O Globo. “We’re going to suffer now from a lack of water here, too, since they’re taking the tank away for cleaning.” [link in Portuguese]

A river of brown sludge surrounded Rio’s iconic Maracana stadium, set to host the 2014 soccer World Cup final in July.

Officials asked residents to stay home and announced the deployment of federal security backup for the local police.

Baixada Fluminense, the most seriously affected region, sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains of Rio de Janeiro. Prone to flooding, much of the area was settled by low-income families with little public oversight.

Authorities said 415 homes were destroyed and 2,289 people displaced this week in Baixada Fluminense. The flooding also forced 227 people from their homes in the city of Rio de Janeiro, to the south.

December and January are typically the rainy months in the state, and flooding has continued to bring parts of the region to its knees since 2011, when at least 900 people were killed. In January 2012, flooding killed at least 13 people in the city of Sapucaia, in the interior of Rio de Janeiro.

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« Reply #455 on: December 13, 2013, 09:40:17 pm »

Snow Covers Egypt for First Time in 100 Years
http://mashable.com/2013/12/13/snow-egypt-syria-israel/
12/13/13

Nobody in Cairo was dreaming of a white Christmas, but it looks like they'll get one. The worst snowstorm in more than 50 years hit the Middle East, blanketing Cairo, Jerusalem and areas of Syria in white powder. It was the first time in 100 years that Egypt had seen snow.

Instagram quickly filled with images of snowball fights and landscapes, but in areas like Palestine, some were caught off guard. The United Nations expressed concern for refugees caught in the cold, but many families are ineligible for help because they are not registered with the UN, according to Al Jazeera. Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, was forced to close its doors briefly after snow clogged its main highway.

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« Reply #456 on: December 29, 2013, 05:03:08 am »

Wind chill between -30 and -35 right now at the Aberdeen, SD, airport - @NWSAberdeen via @TWCBreaking

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« Reply #457 on: January 07, 2014, 11:11:22 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/monster-waves-slam-uk-us-storm-172757883.html
Monster waves slam into UK after US storm
1/6/14

LONDON (AP) — Waves up to 27 feet (8.2 meters) high slammed into Britain's southwestern coast on Monday, as lashing winds and heavy rain battered parts of the U.K. and coastal residents braced for another round of flooding.

The monster waves were recorded at Land's End, the southwestern tip of the U.K.

In Aberystwyth in Wales, seafront homes, businesses and student residence halls were evacuated as high tides hit the Welsh coast.

The Met Office, Britain's weather forecasting body, warned of wind gusts up to 70 mph (113 kph) and exceptionally large waves along the coasts of Wales, southwest England and Northern Ireland.

At least seven people have died in a wave of stormy weather that has battered Britain since December, including a man killed when his mobility scooter fell into a river in Oxford, southern England.

The Environment Agency issued three severe flood warnings Monday — meaning there is a threat to life and property — for the county of Dorset in southwestern England, as well as more than 300 less serious flood alerts.
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« Reply #458 on: January 11, 2014, 11:22:23 pm »

Strong cyclone hits Tonga, killing at least 1
http://news.yahoo.com/strong-cyclone-hits-tonga-killing-least-1-012835953.html
1/11/14

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (AP) — The most powerful cyclone in decades to lash the South Pacific nation of Tonga destroyed homes and ripped roofs from churches, killing at least one person, as authorities scrambled Sunday to assess damage.

Up to 70 percent of the homes and buildings in some areas had been flattened, said Kalolaine Kavaefiafi, spokeswoman for the child welfare charity Plan International.

Cyclone Ian hit Tonga on Saturday with gusts up to 287 kilometers (178 miles) per hour. The storm was later downgraded from the top of five-scale destructive cyclones to category four, with gusts of up to 250 kph (155 mph). On Sunday, the cyclone was tracking southeast away from Tonga.

An aerial survey of the damage was underway to assess the destruction and two navy patrol boats were on their way to the disaster area, Tonga's Director of Emergencies Leveni Aho said.

"It's pretty bad," Aho said of the damage. "By this evening, we'll have a much better picture of what's happened."

A state of emergency remained in effect for two of Tonga's three island groups, Vava'u and Ha'apai.

Aho said one person died on Lifuka island in the central Ha'apai group, where most of the islands had lost telephone contact. He did not know if the death toll was likely to rise.

Damage to homes and public buildings in Lifuka and Foa, the main islands in the Ha'apai group, was "quite substantial," he said.

The main island of Tongatapu in the south avoided the worst of the storm, with damage limited to some fallen trees, Aho said.

Authorities were still assessing how many people had been forced to seek shelter, he said.

Tonga is an archipelago of 176 islands, 36 of which are inhabited by more than 100,000 people. Its economy relies on fish export, tourism and remittances from Tongan communities overseas, with about 40 percent of the population living in poverty.
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« Reply #460 on: January 12, 2014, 09:14:48 am »

Yeah, there's been some really, really crazy and unpredictable weather recently.
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« Reply #461 on: January 13, 2014, 10:28:20 am »

http://news.yahoo.com/aid-agencies-head-tonga-amid-reports-extensive-damage-012302692.html
Aid agencies head to Tonga amid reports of extensive damage
1/12/14

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Relief agencies were sending aid to Tonga on Monday amid reports of extensive damage to low-lying islands in the South Pacific archipelago after they were battered by a strong cyclone at the weekend.

Early reports from emergency workers suggested that category five Cyclone Ian and its associated hurricane-force winds had caused significant damage to islands in the north.

Tonga's director of emergencies, Leveni Aho, said there was no communication with 80 percent of the worst-hit Ha'apai island group, including Lifuka, which bore the brunt of the storm.

About 8,000 people live in the Ha'apai islands, which are about 2,630 km (1,630 miles) northeast of the New Zealand capital, Wellington.

"The picture comes to hand now, it was really bad," Aho told Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) Radio.

The governor of Ha'apai, Tu'i Ha'angana, said the damage was so bad he could see from one side of the island to the other, the ABC reported.

Two Tongan navy patrol boats were on their way to the Ha'apai Islands group with emergency shelter supplies and road clearing equipment. The Red Cross has sent a chartered flight with health, power and telecommunications experts.

The United Nation's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said a mapping specialist was due to arrive in the islands on Monday to assess its response.

There are five stages of tropical storm, with Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 4,000 people and caused widespread destruction in the Philippines in November, rated at five, the most powerful. Category four is defined by wind gusts of 252 kph (156 mph) or greater.

Cyclone Christine ripped across Australia's northwest earlier this month, battering coastal regions and closing major iron ore shipping terminals.

(Reporting by Jane Wardell; Editing by Paul Tait)
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« Reply #462 on: January 14, 2014, 12:43:10 am »

Niagara Falls is frozen over

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« Reply #463 on: January 15, 2014, 08:16:19 pm »

Video: http://news.yahoo.com/video/searing-heatwave-hits-australia-105936801.html
A searing heatwave hits Australia
1/15/14

Temperatures soar to above 40 degrees Celsius in Australia's southeastern states.
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« Reply #464 on: January 15, 2014, 11:32:31 pm »

Video: http://news.yahoo.com/video/searing-heatwave-hits-australia-105936801.html
A searing heatwave hits Australia
1/15/14

Temperatures soar to above 40 degrees Celsius in Australia's southeastern states.

i heard on the news that Adelaide was going to be 46 degrees celsius (not fahrenheit) which could be a new record, the old record being from 1939. When that air from the deserts in the middle of Australia comes it gets real hot.
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« Reply #465 on: January 16, 2014, 02:40:43 am »

http://fahrenheittocelsius.com/

46c = 114.8f

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« Reply #466 on: January 16, 2014, 10:03:19 am »


That IS scorching, to say the least! I believe it was 30 years ago when it got to almost 110 degrees in North Texas, and you can literally fry eggs in this temperature!
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« Reply #467 on: January 16, 2014, 02:15:46 pm »

 Cheesy  We see 114-117°F every year here in Arizona. Just a tab balmy!

(that's 46-47°C for you foreigners  Wink)
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« Reply #468 on: January 23, 2014, 06:04:49 pm »

Floods slam French Riviera, killing 2 and prompting evacuations and electricity outages
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/20/floods-slam-french-riviera-killing-2-and-prompting-evacuations-and-electricity/
1/20/14

PARIS –  Unusually heavy rains have flooded the French Riviera, leaving two people dead and thousands without electricity or access to roads.

The administration for the Var region evacuated some residents and urged others to stay indoors until the waters recede. It said a 73-year-old man was killed in his basement and another man died when his car was washed away by rains. Another man is missing, last seen on his boat.

Dozens of roads were closed across the region, which includes resort towns such as Saint-Tropez and and villages in Provence. Up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) of rain were registered over the weekend at some points, and rivers and streams that feed the Mediterranean flowed into residential areas.

The prime minister was traveling Monday to the area.
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« Reply #469 on: January 24, 2014, 03:55:18 am »



"This year 2014 snowfall in Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia. Thailand and Malaysia and right now temperatures drop almost 15C. The government and scientists don't want tell the truth."
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« Reply #470 on: January 24, 2014, 10:29:16 am »

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/22/22400715-alaska-bucks-freezing-temperature-trend-with-warm-spell?lite
1/22/14
Alaska bucks freezing temperature trend with warm spell

Looking to escape the deep freeze this week? Chill out — in Alaska.

The Last Frontier is in the midst of a January warm spell that’s keeping temperatures in the mid-40s in parts of the state that should be about 20 degrees lower.

In comparison, Atlanta’s high Wednesday is expected to reach 36 degrees. Across the Plains through the Midwest and Northeast, temperatures are ranging from below zero to the teens.

Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, has seen temperatures above normal since Jan. 14, reaching a peak of 46 degrees on Friday, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

“This is getting almost near unprecedented,” Christian Cassell, a National Weather Service forecaster in Anchorage, told the newspaper.

Parts of the state have seen freezing rain, not snow. That’s been a problem for ski resorts, which have been left free of significant flakes.

The Alyeska Resort in the Anchorage community of Girdwood went as far as shutting down its slopes Wednesday because of the weather.
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« Reply #471 on: January 24, 2014, 12:09:33 pm »

If parts of Alaska doesn't stay below freezing enough, all that permafrost will start melting, and that would be BAD news for many areas. The place would turn into a mud bog over night. Add if you don't understand how this is an issue, just watch the gold mining show "Gold Rush" and see what they have to endure dealing with frozen permafrost that thaws once exposed to the air.

And I bet the mosquitoes are even more of a nightmare as a result!
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« Reply #472 on: January 29, 2014, 10:28:36 am »

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/29/22492664-rare-winter-storm-paralyzes-atlanta-strands-thousands-of-schoolchildren?lite
1/29/14
Rare winter storm paralyzes Atlanta, strands thousands of schoolchildren

A rare winter storm glazed the South with snow and ice and paralyzed the city of Atlanta, which was so choked with traffic that drivers abandoned their cars and trudged to churches and home-improvement stores to spend the night.

Schoolchildren were still stranded Wednesday morning across the region, including nearly a thousand in schools outside Birmingham, Ala., and 850 in Marietta, Ga., where buses started to take the kids home on Tuesday afternoon but had to turn back because of bad roads.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell said teachers stayed with stranded students throughout the night, giving them food and water and trying to keep them calm.

"We realize that is not good enough for parents who want to hold their children in their arms,'' Bell told Reuters. "We are doing all we can to reunite children with their parents.''

The storm dumped less snow than expected in many places. Columbia, S.C., got an inch and a half, and Atlanta 2½ inches. Virginia Beach, Va., which was expecting as much as a foot, reported 7 inches. But the snow and ice slickened a part of the country unaccustomed to winter weather of any kind.

In Atlanta, two children spent the night on a bus and were still trapped inside at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday — 18 hours after the snow started to fall.

Traffic maps of the city looked like an illustration of the human heart, red arteries in all directions. Gov. Nathan Deal sent military Humvees on to the clogeed freeways to deliver food and water and help stranded school buses.

“We know you want to get home, and we are going to work all day until you can return safely,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said early Wednesday on Twitter.

Some drivers reported that they were stuck for 10 hours or more, and at least one baby was born during the gridlock — a little girl who was delivered by her father and a police officer on Interstate 285. Paramedics got the family to a hospital.

"I pulled over to check on them, And I asked the dad, 'Are y'all broke down?'" Officer Tim Sheffield told the TODAY show. "He goes, 'No, we're having a baby.'"

The Home Depot said it kept 14 Atlanta-area stores open overnight to provide shelter for stranded drivers.

“People are helping each other out. People are moving cars that have spun out or had become disabled,” Debbie Hartwig, a waitress at an Atlanta-area Waffle House, told The Associated Press. “It’s been really nice. I even saw people passing out hot coffee and granola bars.”

Most of the storm’s worst had passed by Wednesday morning, but a winter storm warning was still in effect from the Florida Panhandle to Ocean City, Md., and a hard-freeze warning stretched from Texas through Alabama.

“Today will be just as bad as yesterday in terms of the state of the roads,” said Guy Walton, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel.

Icy roads were further snarled by businesses and schools letting people leave early on Tuesday in an attempt to beat the worst of the bitter conditions. Authorities in Alabama were left red-faced after declaring a state of emergency only for the southern half of the state, leaving out hard-hit Birmingham and sending available equipment the other way.

Not all the misery was on the roads: More than 3,500 flights were delayed across the U.S. by mid-morning Wednesday with another 1,426 canceled, according to FlightAware.
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« Reply #473 on: January 29, 2014, 10:33:01 am »

Video: 7,000 without power in North Carolina after storm
1/29/14

Dylan Dreyer is in Fayetteville, N.C., where thousands are without power. Sidney Hinton, CEO of electric company PowerSecure, says the company is working to restore power, focusing on facilities such as hospitals first.

http://www.today.com/video/today/54211113?from=en-us_msnhp#54211113
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« Reply #474 on: January 29, 2014, 12:11:52 pm »

And the world claims that being grid-tied is so wonderful!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #475 on: January 31, 2014, 04:09:15 am »

'APOCALYPTIC': Storm Brigid rages towards UK bringing 150MPH KILLER winds, rain and SNOW: A VIOLENT and destructive storm is hurtling across the Atlantic and will smash into Britain tomorrow.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/456975/Storm-Brigid-rages-towards-Britain-bringing-150MPH-KILLER-winds-heavy-rain-and-SNOW
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« Reply #476 on: February 08, 2014, 10:21:35 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/five-dead-600-injured-snow-storm-hits-japan-020500454.html
Five dead, 600 injured as snow storm hits Japan: reports
2/8/14

Tokyo (AFP) - The heaviest snow in decades in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has left at least five dead and 600 injured across the country by early Sunday, reports said.

As much as 27 centimetres (10.6 inches) of snow was recorded in Tokyo by late Saturday, the heaviest fall in the capital for 45 years, according to the meteorological agency.

The snow storm hit the capital on the eve of its gubernatorial election. Observers say the heavy snowfall may affect voter turnout in the city of 13 million people.

As a depression moved along the Pacific coast north Saturday, the northeastern city of Sendai saw 35 centimetres (13.8 inches) of snow, the heaviest in 78 years.

Local media said at least five people have been killed in snow-linked accidents -- mostly crashes after their cars skidded on icy roads.

Public broadcaster NHK reported more than 600 people were injured across the nation.

More than 20,000 households were still without electricity early Sunday while airlines cancelled 200 domestic flights a day after more than 740 flights were grounded Saturday.

Nearly 5,000 people were stranded at Narita airport Saturday as traffic linking the airport to the capital was disrupted, NHK said.

Further snowfall is expected Sunday in northern Japan, the weather agency said.
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« Reply #477 on: February 09, 2014, 05:11:38 am »

Yeah, I obviously don't remember ever hearing of that much snow in Tokyo. If asked, I would have said they likely don't ever get any snow, being too warm at sea level.
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« Reply #478 on: February 09, 2014, 08:47:25 pm »

Storms batter Britain, wash away rail line, pier
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2/5/14

LONDON (AP) — Heavy rain, high tides and strong winds pounded England's southern coast Wednesday, washing away a stretch of rail line, damaging an iconic seaside pier and leaving thousands of homes without power.

A section of seawall under the railway line collapsed at Dawlish in the county of Devon on the southwestern coast, severing the main rail route between London and the region.

"I have been here for 44 years and we haven't had storm damage like we have now," Devon county councilor John Clatworthy said. "The storm last night was unbelievable."

Further east in Brighton, a chunk of the ornate but derelict West Pier, a Victorian landmark, crumbled into the sea.

The storm, which began Tuesday and saw wind gusts of up to 91 mph (146 kph), is the latest of the bad weather that has battered Britain since December.

In the low-lying Somerset Levels, thousands of acres have been under water for more than a month
. Police in a helicopter used megaphones to tell residents of more than 150 properties to leave their homes Wednesday as more flooding loomed.

Many residents there say the government has been slow to come to their aid.

Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday promised to spend an extra 100 million pounds ($163 million) on flood defense, repairs and maintenance over the next year.
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« Reply #479 on: February 10, 2014, 12:25:09 pm »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26111598
10 February 2014

UK floods: Homes evacuated as swollen Thames keeps rising

Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, with water levels expected to keep rising for the next 24 hours.

Residents in one Berkshire village say the scenes are from a "horror movie".

Fourteen severe flood warnings are in place in Berkshire and Surrey, while two remain in Somerset.

PM David Cameron, who is in flood-hit south-west England, said it was not the time to change personnel amid criticism of Environment Agency head Lord Smith.

Homes, shops and businesses in the Berkshire village of Datchet are underwater and hundreds more along the lower River Thames, as far as Shepperton, are under threat, the Environment Agency says.

Several Thames gauges are showing their highest levels since being installed in the 1980s and 90s.

Fire crews, who have been rescuing people from their homes in Staines-upon-Thames, say they have never known waters so deep or a flood rescue operation on this scale.

In Windsor, Councillor Colin Rayner pleaded for help from the police and Army.

"We've got 50 volunteers here, we've got the vulnerable people out of their homes, now we need to get everyone else out," he said

Nearby, in the Berkshire village of Colnbrook, resident Asif Khan said his whole street was under water, his house was flooded and his fridge "just went bang".

"It's something out of a horror movie," he said, adding that he was now about to try to evacuate with his two small children.

Hurst village resident Paul Palmer said sewers there were blocked and they have been unable to use the toilet since Friday.

"It's starting to back up into the toilet - it's like going back to the dark ages," he told the BBC.

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