Note to those on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast

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Currently on stag in the radio room of a an oil rig 45 mins off the coast of Great Yarmouth looking forward to the next couple of days !!
 
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There was a big hit in that area on the 31st January 1953 for sure, especially around Huntstanton. It swept all the way down the coastline and caused havoc.

I was in Huntstanton about 15 years ago, it didn't look that secure to me then and this was during a fairly normal storm.
 
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Maybe its God's way of getting rid of carrot crunching inbreds down here !!
 
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Hmmm live in Norfolk, up until last week was renting a house in the flood zone!

No probs now though! :) Maybe it'll cut down on some of the local inbreeds!
 

padme

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And i thought ,this was about something serious!
 

Legs

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Has anyone read the book 'Flood', that's just been released as a movie? Hmm, strikes a chord!
 

oldbaldy

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JoseyWales said:
There was a big hit in that area on the 31st January 1953 for sure, especially around Huntstanton. It swept all the way down the coastline and caused havoc.
Youngest daughter lives in a house that was flooded in 1953. Some people were killed in that area. I wonder if we will have visitors tonight , same town much higher!
 
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they are also putting out severe weather warnings for north germany,, hamburg ect for tonight ,tomorrow. with snow expected in the harz mountains...batten down the hatches everywhere tonight me thinks...
 
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oldbaldy said:
JoseyWales said:
There was a big hit in that area on the 31st January 1953 for sure, especially around Huntstanton. It swept all the way down the coastline and caused havoc.
Youngest daughter lives in a house that was flooded in 1953. Some people were killed in that area. I wonder if we will have visitors tonight , same town much higher!
She live at the top of the hill in Hunstanton? I think most of the town is quite high up now.

My house was near the docks in King's Lynn, when we moved in we were given about 10 empty sandbags by the landlord.... we had a concrete garden!!!
 

oldbaldy

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Older_by_the_day said:
oldbaldy said:
JoseyWales said:
There was a big hit in that area on the 31st January 1953 for sure, especially around Huntstanton. It swept all the way down the coastline and caused havoc.
Youngest daughter lives in a house that was flooded in 1953. Some people were killed in that area. I wonder if we will have visitors tonight , same town much higher!
She live at the top of the hill in Hunstanton? I think most of the town is quite high up now.

My house was near the docks in King's Lynn, when we moved in we were given about 10 empty sandbags by the landlord.... we had a concrete garden!!!
No further south & east. Environment Agency have rung & told them to evacuate!
 
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Black-Mafia said:
Maybe its God's way of getting rid of carrot crunching inbreds down here !!
not a chance, all that inbreeding created Norfolkers with webbed feet and hands perfect for flood prone areas :D
 
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They do seem to hang on around here no matter what! Mind you most of the villages along the coast now have a large population of well to do Londoners.

Once got told Herefordshire had the highest rate of inbreeding in the UK, to look around on your average day you wouldn't believe it though!
If you haven't got a limp from one leg being shorter than the other, you aren't local!
 
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That bloody storm kept me up all night with hail like canister shot trying to batter down my north-west facing bedroom window (in Holland) about 3 feet from my head.

Doesn't look like it was a patch on 1953 though , which breached some of the under-maintained Dykes à la New Orleans and caused lots of damage.
 

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