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  • Flood blog 3

    befe3541251db49283179fdee24f7c2c.jpgThe 'phony war' continues. A forecast overnight rise of .36m with a peak at 9.30am just didn't happen. The rise was about .25 inch per hour, which has been consistent lately. About 4 inches more and it may come in the lowest part of my office in the garden - the river is flowing fast round the end of this building now.

    Last night I made a very good fish pie and went for a swim. Amusingly, they told me the pool was closed the previous night because of a shortage of water. We've now all got sand bags and the road may soon be impassable. This morning local radio had a reporter on the riverside, marveling at hotel guests being served breakfast a few feet from the floodwaters. The veg patch is now under water, but the runner beans are 'loving it'.

    We're keeping our fingers crossed that this time the peak really will be reached at around midnight before we get the heavy rain forecast for tomorrow.