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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 14:57
Evacuation
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 15:02
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 15:03
Thats a lot of water. Hope it holds, long enough for the water levels to subside
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 15:39
If it collapses there will be more damage than carpets and fittings
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 16:10
I suppose it's a waiting game for the locals
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 16:43
The poor people,I can't imagine having to take what you think is necessary..and moving your pets..it must be awful..plus not knowing what you're going back to.
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 17:09
town evacuated

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49189955
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 17:19
one of my friends has had to evacuate, she is worried sick...
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 18:12
Hope your friend is safe Vixen.Must be a very worrying time Sad
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 18:40
she's safe at the mo, gone to her Mum's with the little one..
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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 21:03
Thoughts are with those affect



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on Thu Aug 01 2019, 22:07
Thousands of people are being evacuated from a town because part of a reservoir wall has collapsed in floods.

Engineers are pumping water from the 300-million-gallon Toddbrook Reservoir amid fears it could burst and swamp Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire.

Police have told the town's 6,500 residents to gather at a school, taking pets and medication with them.

A severe flood warning, which means a threat to life, has been issued for the River Goyt below the reservoir.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49189955

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on Fri Aug 02 2019, 11:30
RAF making temporary fix
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on Sat Aug 03 2019, 08:47
Work to prevent a damaged dam in Derbyshire from bursting is continuing as the Met Office warns of thunderstorms and possible flooding.

Workers have reduced the water level at the 300-million-gallon Toddbrook Reservoir near Whaley Bridge.

But the risk of collapse remains at a "critical level" and there is a yellow weather warning for the area on Sunday.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49217887
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on Sat Aug 03 2019, 16:03
I do hope that insurance company's are helping foot the bill to save themselves £Billions
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on Sat Aug 03 2019, 16:32
They will find a reason not to pay out. They always do. I feel for those affected.Boris Johnson assures Whaley Bridge residents of 'housing' if dam bursts. Lets hope he is true to his word
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on Sun Aug 04 2019, 09:11
Heavy rain is expected to hamper efforts to fix a damaged dam at risk of bursting and flooding a town.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49222956
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on Sun Aug 04 2019, 09:28
Britain’s 2,800 dams: why they were built and how safe are they?

Toddbrook Reservoir was built in the 1830s and passed a safety check in November


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/04/britains-2800-toddbrook-dams-why-built-how-safe?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1564906983
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on Mon Aug 05 2019, 15:42
Why are a lot of these Dams Not Used to produce Electricity.
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on Mon Aug 05 2019, 15:47
That one is used to supply the canal system. others are used to supply drinking water, don't forget its pointless boiling a kettle if there's no water in it Rolling Eyes
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on Mon Aug 05 2019, 16:45
I only arsked.
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on Mon Aug 05 2019, 19:16
If you're making drinks, you should always fill a kettle 'just enough' and throw away what's left, always refilling with fresh water every boil.

(That was a public information post ! Very Happy )
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on Wed Aug 07 2019, 10:46
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