Ottery Floods and 6 foot hail drifts... (HAH BEAT SAM!!!!)

Not that I live in Ottery St. Mary but it’s rare exciting things happen in this area so I thought I may as well put it in a journal…

The BBC described it as “Hailstorms Spark ‘Absolute Chaos’”, the flooding was described by firefighters as the ‘worst in 25 years’, according to Guardian.co.uk . At the same time there was the first October snow in London for over 70 years

Also have a look at the BBC article here for more information and a few snazzy pictures.

I actually feel I missed out on a rather exciting storm – all we got was a rather normal electrical storm. Just a few miles on and the effects were barely significant. Maybe some non-specific deity has a grudge on Ottery St. Mary…

There were also 6 foot hail drifts which were a bit like snow and in the words of one Ottery resident, fun for dogs.

(Now if said Ottery (area) resident would like to do a wonderfully interesting journal on his own experiences during the floods, I think it would be very much appreciated. He’d better be reading this considering his name is in the title.)

I have linked some very interesting articles to this so have a look and also at the BBC’s in pictures report of the Ottery flooding.

All in all an interesting night for the Met Office to say the least…

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