Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Storm damage!

I am shocked this morning to hear about the flooding in Coverack. I can see the Lizard from here....a very long way away but visible.
We had the torrential rain and thunderstorms here too but I am hoping St Mawes survived intact.
We had a very shocking similar experience here three years ago.
Unfortunately it was during the period that were  the last months on earth for my darling David.
The storm had blown the bank door in when I went down for some cash. The cash machine was full of sea water!
One of the big hotels had its terrace and dining room completely destroyed .
The flag poles were snapped in half along the quay.
Rubble filled the road. Rocks, sea weed, the odd crab all had to be negotiated on foot to get to church.
So I feel for Coverack this must have been dreadful to have to be taken from your home by helicopter.
But I am also relieved that it wasn't us again.
During the worst of the storm yesterday I sat tight, listening to scrape of deck chairs being pushed along the path outside!
This morning hearing the news I got out of bed to go outside in my nightie....the summerhouse has survived....on one occasion it's door was torn off! Everything else looked OK.
It's torrential rain and wind together that causes the damage....
So I am thanking God this morning that so far as I know we have this time escaped the worst and praying for those people in Coverack who have to try to get their lives back to normal this morning...
Lord hear my prayer.

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1 comment:

  1. The suddeness of the deluge in Coverack must have been terrifying for those living there. And the coverage this morning shows on family, who couldn't get Insurance having to bear the cost of the clean up themselves.

    I wonder why insurers are permitted to penalise people in this way? Refusing to ensure a property due to the risk is completely wrong. They should offer insurance on the basis of the agreement that they made for those living in the Somerset levels a year or so ago, where they will take some of the risk, and the occupant bearing the rest. I would at least offset people having to break the bank to clear up.

    Fortunately, we live on a hill, so any water here tends to run downwards towards the Thames, but nothing like the deluges seen in Cornwall. Mind, you, there is often flooding of the road alongside the Thames, when it overflows, having exceeded the height of the defensive wall. Those living alongside the Thames, have protective measures in place, unlike the great flood in 1956, where over 30 people drowned, some in their own homes.