I saw a report that we have already had January’s average rainfall, and it’s only January 18th today… and today it has been raining again,not just drizzle, not just a few showers here and there, not even a few heavy showers here and there… it has been raining non-stop, really heavily all day. The puddles are stretching across the roads, and when we went out this afternoon, there were town roads where we had to drive down the middle to avoid the pools at the side.
I can’t imagine what the levels of water are like out in South Somerset, where some villages have already been cut off since Christmas. One village, Muchelney, is only accessible if you have a boat, the roads are feet deep in water. There was a report on the news of a rescue crew taking supplies to the villagers and passing a car aerial sticking out of the water… the car it was attached to was invisible!
I also read a report today that according to Councillor David Silvester from Henley-on-Thames who has defected from the Tories (Conservative party) to UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) these floods have been caused by the government’s decision to legalise gay marriage…. What???? This buffoon actually believes that the legalisation of gay marriage has caused the floods? Really? And people voted for him? He wrote to his local paper and said “I wrote to David Cameron in April 2012 to warn him that disasters would accompany the passage of his same-sex marriage bill… It is his fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.” This man is an idiot!
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