It’s probably not hit the news over in the States because rain in the UK is hardly a new thing, but here in England and in Wales we’ve got some serious wet weather issues going on at the moment. The country is under water in many places with rivers bursting banks and more rain still to come. A young man from Hull has died trying to help his Grandfather clear a drain and a teenage boy has been swept away.
The river that flows by me (the Severn) hasn’t flooded yet, but lower Ironbridge/Coalbrookdale — which are just down the road — are in serious trouble after a nearby brook ‘overflowed’. With that and the water from the ground it’s caused floods around the school and nearby houses putting older residents in danger.
So, this is just a little message to all of my UK readers as well as their family and friends: stay safe, stay well and stay dry. Don’t go out unless you absolutely have to and don’t take silly risks!