what about this wind, roof tiles have come off a house a cross the road & smahed my Windows hit the car, elec keeps going off, what next!!!!!!!!!!!
Started: 18th Jan 2007 at 14:38
Sandra, have you tried a teaspoon full of Andrews it works wonders!
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 15:33
Wonder if we've been transported to Kansas? *dusts off ruby slippers*.
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 15:34
Last edited by samster: 18th Jan 2007 at 15:35:22
It's bad here in the Netherlands too, the storm has just reached it's peak, winds about 120 k/h. I've just been out with the dog and there are broken slates lying about; just seen somebody across the way taking a drainpipe off the wall, must've come loose, very wise!
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 16:01
Got the candles ready in case Elec goes off tonight, Hubby's just boarded window up, got the camping stove ready for a brew, Happy days
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 16:11
dont need andrews round here its frikkining.
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 16:11
Last edited by coccium: 18th Jan 2007 at 16:22:10
A tree planted in my back garden by me for the "Plant a Tree for 1973" has just blow down. Fortunatley it fell away from the house but watching the news I consider myself lucky. Hope all Wigan Worlder's are OK.
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 18:30
Here in ESSEX it is bad as well!Our fence has gone and there are trees blocking the roads I noticed that the camellia trees are in flower they dont usually flower till March what is happening?
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 18:49
half of my backgarden panels have fell down,,grrr,happens every year, just keeping our fingers crossed the dog dont run off, weve had our bins over, and my mates slates have fell of her roof, hope the electric dont go or my kids will have a screaming match..lol..keep safe people
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 18:50
Do you think it's stopped (wind i mean )it was freaky here
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 20:15
It's still blowing wild here, but at least the rain has stopped. I believe all the trains have come to a stand-still, so there'll be people who can't get home. My dog is hiding underneath the dining-set, the sound of the wind is frightening her as much as thunder usually does.
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 20:23
i heard that your not allowed on the motorway now either
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 21:18
My brothers been stuck in Warrington over 4 hours.....cos of a fallen tree, in 4 hours I could have had it chopped n burnt....!
Golborne centre is closed a gable end came down....our yard looks like a bomb site, but so far no damage.
Road was flooded between dover lock n Golborne this mornin also at Bryn Gates near the farm, kids loved it!
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 21:28
I should've gone out tonight but we were advised not to use the roads at all and best to stay indoors. I've just discovered I'm without water! luckily the dog has some, so she's ok for now.
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 22:16
the supermarket sign blew down and landed just a couple of feet in front of me. It was about 10ft of sheet metal I was lucky it didn`t hit me. All the glass in the greenhouse has gone and 40ft of fencing down. My sister went to a funeral at 12 noon in Wrightington just wondering how that went as the wind was at its worst then.
Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 23:07
A Problem solved
A disputed garage behind my home was blown away in the wind , no person or animal was hurt,
Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 00:02
My husband should have got home from work(in Runcorn)about 2.30pm. He finally arrived home at 6.45p.m. They had shut the Thelwall Viaduct and sent them through Warrington, only to find Warrington Roads blocked off by police because of a big fallen tree. Whilst back here, a big tree had been blown down at the Cherry Gardens Pub blocking traffic round there. The police ended up sending people round the roundabout the wrong way AND of course the whole length of Beech Hill Ave was yet again full, top to tail of almost stationary traffic. Not much change there then eh.!!!!
Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 00:55
opening my car door, and whoosh, the gale took the door out of my grasp and flung it open with force. end result...damaged door, and an arm and a leg to fix. i reckon the fixers of this world are on to a good thing right now.
Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 10:04
better believe it.dohhh.
Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 10:54
Was on my way back from birmingham in truck on thursday, I've never known wind like that, it was quite drafty to say the least, I arrived at the Lymm junction just as they closed Thelwall viaduct due to an artic being blown over and left hanging over edge of bridge,on my way over to Ormskirk I came across a bloke in his garden,one of his tree's had been uprooted and although it hadn't fallen on his car, it was leaning on his garage with the branches in front of the car stopping him from getting the car out of the way,
I told him I could lift the tree with the hiab (crane ) on the back of my truck, so he could get his car out of the way before the tree fell altogether,
He asked how much, I told him 30 quid and he told me to go and do thing's to myself, so, I left him to it after telling him the same
I did my pick up at Ormskirk and decided to go back past the blokes house,he was stood with a group of blokes looking at his crushed car and garage, it looked like there was another car in the garage aswell, I blew my horn at him and waved as I passed by, he gestured with the Winston Churchill salute, I laughed all the way back to my depot
Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 21:54
Good for you truckerdave.You should have given a one fingered salute back.
Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 23:14
Serves him right for being so piggin rude after you'd stopped to help him out. He wouldn't expect a plumber to fit him a bathroom for free would he?
Replied: 22nd Jan 2007 at 23:24
Hope you all survived the storms without too much damage.I spoke to my brother in Wigan, all their back fences have blown down. I suppose they're lucky it could have been much worse. We've got the opposite here with the terrible bush fires. The sad thing about it is a lot of them are deliberately lit and they rarely catch the b*****ds who do it. Millions of hectares of land destroyed and poor people losing their houses and everything they own it's devastating. I think we should have listened to the greenies years ago!!! Global warming is upon us, let's hope it's not too late to do something about it.
Replied: 23rd Jan 2007 at 01:26
Why are some people sad enough to light fires? It causes untold misery to people who live in the vicinity of these fires and the cost to wildlife is immense.
Replied: 23rd Jan 2007 at 09:31
"Serves him right for being so piggin rude after you'd stopped to help him out. He wouldn't expect a plumber to fit him a bathroom for free would he?"
Sorry I don't see the comparison here! why can't people help their fellow-men out in extreme circumstances like this without expecting to be paid? just be a good samaritan.
Replied: 23rd Jan 2007 at 11:14
That storm damaged millions of roofs, I don't think the guys working on them would sort it for free whether theres been a storm or not. Dave doesn't carry lifting gear as a hobby , its his occupation. He was thoughtful enough to stop , offer his time and fuel and expertise at a low price .The guy could simply have said no thanks, he didn't he was rude.Thats bad karma and it came back at him pretty fast.
Replied: 23rd Jan 2007 at 11:35
Empress, i never looked at it as "bad karma". Do you know what, thats exactly what it is and goes to show that politeness and manners is beneficial to you in the scheme of things!
Replied: 23rd Jan 2007 at 14:03
fires are a terrible thing, especially on the scale that your people have to put up with, it's a pity the one's that start the fires dont get burned by them, or their property burned down, and like someone else has mentioned, the wildlife always suffer by man's hand
Replied: 24th Jan 2007 at 22:24