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DonQuixote
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Oct 15, 2012, 5:12 PM

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..the great storm did 100,000's worth of improvements to Basildon.

How time flies, as did many a roof tile that night.




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D A
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Oct 15, 2012, 5:43 PM

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AFA v Cambridge University @ Broomfield. 14-30. 4-1. Att 36.



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DonQuixote
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Oct 15, 2012, 6:06 PM

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Has anyone mentioned as to what a sad arse you are at times?




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D A
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Yes thank you.



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DonQuixote
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Oct 15, 2012, 6:58 PM

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Tongue




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mr creosote
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Oct 15, 2012, 7:10 PM

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I remember coming home after compiling the Grays Athletic programme for the following Saturday and saying to the missus "It's getting a bit windy our there." Master of the understatement!


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Oct 15, 2012, 7:29 PM

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I slept through it (the storm that is).

It was only when I saw several uprooted trees the next morning that I realised something was amiss.



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Oct 15, 2012, 7:40 PM

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Living in Bradford at the time, I was totally oblivious to the whole thing. Am I the only one who believes that if it had happened "up north", the media wouldn't have given a flying fig?


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Oct 15, 2012, 7:43 PM

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bloody michael fish !Mad



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DonQuixote
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...probably Sly




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bloody michael fish !Mad


It wasn't his fault. Aeolus is the God of the winds. Blame him. Other Gods are available.


Isaac
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Oct 15, 2012, 8:47 PM

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I slept through it (the storm that is).

It was only when I saw several uprooted trees the next morning that I realised something was amiss.



So did I, it was only when the alarm clock went off and I got up for work, wife was downstairs with our daughter who was a baby then and had been up most of the night. I didn't bother going to work as most roads were blocked anyway, took the dog for a walk and the scenes of distruction were like something out of a war zone.


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It wasn't his fault. Aeolus is the God of the winds. Blame him. Other Gods are available.


Michael Fish was on the local news tonight doing some buck passingWink


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Michael Fish was on the local news tonight doing some buck passingWink


To be fair, he said there wasn't a hurricane on the way. He was right. You only get hurricanes forming in the tropics. Ours was merely a European windstorm.

I also slept right through it.


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I'd been out for a drink at our local with a mate of mine (I was living in London at the time) and when we walked home at around 12:00AM there was hardly a breath of wind. I went to bed and slept through the storm. When I got up for work the next morning I could hear the wind but thought nothing of it. I don't put the TV or radio on in the morning so when I came out of the front door I was most surprised to see some of the trees were completely uprooted!

It was only when I got to work that I found out what kind of damage had been caused across the south east.

Where the hell have those 25 years gone? Unsure



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Mr. T
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Oct 16, 2012, 12:15 AM

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Michael Fish was on the local news tonight doing some buck passingWink


To be fair, he said there wasn't a hurricane on the way. He was right. You only get hurricanes forming in the tropics. Ours was merely a European windstorm.


Quite. And they're several hundred miles across, not 30-50 miles.

It's only recently (last 10 years or so) that meterologists have been able to identify this rare type of storm, known as a scorpion's tail or a sting jet. Better satellite imaging, computer modelling and more comprehensive recording of weather data has made it possible to work out what happens inside these depressions. The storm that struck Paris at Christmas 1999 was another example. Whether it's possible to forecast them is a different matter as they appear to develop very suddenly.

I think there were a few meterologists who had a theory about them even before 1987 but they didn't have much data to work on.


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Isaac
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Oct 16, 2012, 7:35 AM

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Its a bit blowey this morning, but nothing on the scale of 25 years ago.


Part-Timer
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Oct 16, 2012, 9:34 AM

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Living in Bradford at the time, I was totally oblivious to the whole thing. Am I the only one who believes that if it had happened "up north", the media wouldn't have given a flying fig?


I moved from Bradford to Peterborough a few months before this. I got up that day and thought absolutely nothing of the weather other than it was a bit blowy. Different standards apply between north and south when it comes to weather.


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Oct 16, 2012, 10:03 AM

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I slept through it all but woke to find our road littered with debris. I was glued to the news before leaving the house for school. Did try to get out of going by telling my mum it was too dangerous to walk, but all she did was give me the bus fare Unsure



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Isaac
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Oct 16, 2012, 10:43 AM

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I slept through it all but woke to find our road littered with debris. I was glued to the news before leaving the house for school. Did try to get out of going by telling my mum it was too dangerous to walk, but all she did was give me the bus fare Unsure



You mean there were buses runningShocked? There certainly weren't here in Kent where most roads were blocked by trees or other debris


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Living in Bradford at the time, I was totally oblivious to the whole thing. Am I the only one who believes that if it had happened "up north", the media wouldn't have given a flying fig?


I moved from Bradford to Peterborough a few months before this. I got up that day and thought absolutely nothing of the weather other than it was a bit blowy. Different standards apply between north and south when it comes to weather.


The most severe gales were over the south-east of England and East Anglia: East Sussex, west Kent, Surrey, through London and then into Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk along a narrower line to the west of the A10. For many people outside these areas, particularly to the west and including Peterborough, it was indeed just a very windy night.


Part-Timer
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Oct 16, 2012, 11:07 AM

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Living in Bradford at the time, I was totally oblivious to the whole thing. Am I the only one who believes that if it had happened "up north", the media wouldn't have given a flying fig?


I moved from Bradford to Peterborough a few months before this. I got up that day and thought absolutely nothing of the weather other than it was a bit blowy. Different standards apply between north and south when it comes to weather.


The most severe gales were over the south-east of England and East Anglia: East Sussex, west Kent, Surrey, through London and then into Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk along a narrower line to the west of the A10. For many people outside these areas, particularly to the west and including Peterborough, it was indeed just a very windy night.


I am sure we missed the absolute worst of it but I was amazed at the number of people who failed to arrive at work and generally spent the rest of the week talking about it. As I said, different standards apply between north and south when it comes to weather, it was a bit blowy but nothing out of the ordinary (in my opinion). And before this becomes a tough northerner v soft southerner discussion I should point out that I was born, and spent my first 18 years, in West London!


Isaac
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Oct 16, 2012, 1:39 PM

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Not wishing to get into a north v south debate but I don't think you're comparing like with like. Most roads in Kent were blocked so how were people supposed to get to work? Better keeping off the roads and leaving the emergency services to do their jobs.


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Oct 16, 2012, 2:01 PM

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Are we going to have this annual annivesary whinge by southerners that they had a storm once?

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DonQuixote
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Oct 16, 2012, 2:06 PM

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Have you given up on birthdays then, or do they only happen once
every three years on the Emerald isle? Tongue

Plenty of wind around here this morning but that may have
something to do with last night's large portion of beans...




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