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    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    Hi all.

    So since the floods around where we live we still have no post. The post office has posted a very vague message on their website with no expected date for post.

    If you have seen the footage on the news, the yard of post office vans is our main post office and not being from around here, others who have been here all their lives have never seen it flood like this.

    Flood waters have receded but there are still roads which are closed.

    My heart goes out to everyone who has been flooded out.... lets face it, the government couldn't give a crap.

    I'm angry, very disappointed in the response from the government.

    Has anyone else been affected?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Adder View Post
    Hi all.

    So since the floods around where we live we still have no post. The post office has posted a very vague message on their website with no expected date for post.

    If you have seen the footage on the news, the yard of post office vans is our main post office and not being from around here, others who have been here all their lives have never seen it flood like this.

    Flood waters have receded but there are still roads which are closed.

    My heart goes out to everyone who has been flooded out.... lets face it, the government couldn't give a crap.

    I'm angry, very disappointed in the response from the government.

    Has anyone else been affected?

    Thanks
    Jo
    Glad its only post that you have had issues with and not more direct effects. Flooding is awful.
    Regards Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    Glad its only post that you have had issues with and not more direct effects. Flooding is awful.
    Yep... we are lucky. But for people who have been flooded it was a total shock as they had never flooded before.
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    Yep, I am out in the sticks in Lincolnshire and have only fields as neighbours, nearest dwelling is about 1/2 a mile away. The field on one side has flooded and subsequently filled our soak away for the septic tank, which then fills the septic tank itself. Essentially we cannot get rid of any foul waste right now. We had the tank emptied yesterday but it refilled immediately, at least now we are only full of "clean" water.

    I have been pumping it out since Saturday and it's still not at a level where we can use the service.

    I will spare you the details but a portaloo is on the cards to go with stand up washing etc etc. Not as bad as some folk have it but in my own personal little world it's quite a trauma.....

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    What never ceases to amaze me are the people you see on the news who appear to have made no effort whatsoever to move any belongings upstairs. Dvd players, TVs, vacuum cleaners, dining chairs etc.

    Obviously there are circumstances where people are flooded without warning but when you can see it rising over a period of hours surely you'd try to save what you could?

    If I was an insurance assessor they wouldn't get paid out on the basis they'd made no effort to minimise the loss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    What never ceases to amaze me are the people you see on the news who appear to have made no effort whatsoever to move any belongings upstairs. Dvd players, TVs, vacuum cleaners, dining chairs etc.

    Obviously there are circumstances where people are flooded without warning but when you can see it rising over a period of hours surely you'd try to save what you could?

    If I was an insurance assessor they wouldn't get paid out on the basis they'd made no effort to minimise the loss
    And they're usually the ones saying 'This is the third time we've been flooded.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    What never ceases to amaze me are the people you see on the news who appear to have made no effort whatsoever to move any belongings upstairs. Dvd players, TVs, vacuum cleaners, dining chairs etc.

    Obviously there are circumstances where people are flooded without warning but when you can see it rising over a period of hours surely you'd try to save what you could?

    If I was an insurance assessor they wouldn't get paid out on the basis they'd made no effort to minimise the loss
    You are seriously joking !!

    In a flood insurance claim that sort of stuff is absolute peanuts ... drying out costs ... complete kitchen refurb ... new flooring (carpets and sometimes boards) ... replastering of ground floor ... hotel costs ... and much, much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmas View Post
    You are seriously joking !!

    In a flood insurance claim that sort of stuff is absolute peanuts ... drying out costs ... complete kitchen refurb ... new flooring (carpets and sometimes boards) ... replastering of ground floor ... hotel costs ... and much, much more.
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    The shock of it happening where it's never happened before or within living memory would be very frightening. First thing to do is to get upstairs and keep safe and inform the authorities and organise help.

    Went through the town center yesterday. Seeing peoples sodden furniture and appliances outside each house and seeing people brushing mud out of their homes is a very upsetting sight.

    Right now the rain is coming down hard again... hopefully it won't stick around for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikmas View Post
    You are seriously joking !!

    In a flood insurance claim that sort of stuff is absolute peanuts ... drying out costs ... complete kitchen refurb ... new flooring (carpets and sometimes boards) ... replastering of ground floor ... hotel costs ... and much, much more.
    Peanuts?

    TV, dvd player, vacuum cleaner, and a set of dining chairs (examples of easily movable items) conservative estimate of 2000, let's say 1000 houses are flooded, 2 million isn't peanuts.

    I am only referring to able bodied people who had advanced warning of flooding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Peanuts?

    TV, dvd player, vacuum cleaner, and a set of dining chairs (examples of easily movable items) conservative estimate of 2000, let's say 1000 houses are flooded, 2 million isn't peanuts.

    I am only referring to able bodied people who had advanced warning of flooding
    Many in this case had no warning.

    In any case... I'd want to get my affairs in order firstly and foremost before I would even think about rescuing a dvd player.

    Not because I'd be lazy but even if you had warning you would want to know what to do and you would be worried sick, especially if you have kids or know of someone elderly or disabled.



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