This was taken at 6pm. Most of this river is now flowing over this field, the next field and past my house. (Arrow marks us). A few feet from the kitchen door it’s up to the top of my wellies. We are just waiting and waiting….. and hoping it starts to recede as it’s already into the garden in two areas. But rain is forecast all night and for the next few days, but what can you do?
The river is 7ft higher than normal at the ford, thank goodness the Environment Agency have done some work recently to lower the road to the ford so some water water is going down there. But already the plumbing is screwed – we have a Portaloo and as the well will be contaminated with all this surface water its bottled water for at least two weeks. Oh joy.
And that’s not considering the damage if it floods the kitchen……. All we can do is watch and wait.
Yes, we’ve moved the rabbit to higher ground.
It’s going to be a long, long night.
And its got to rain all night and tomorrow too.