Last night the skies opened at about 5pm and it rained like it hadn't rained for months non stop for hours. At about 8.30pm our neighbour knocked at out door and said she thought we should go out onto the road to see the floods! We live about 100 yards from a bridge over a brook and the excessive rainfall meant the water could no longer get under the bridge. I've snapped some pics to record it all...I remember it flooding like this about 50 years ago but never this bad since then.
This one is taken from just across the road from our house.
Yes that is a canoe!
Up the back of the post office was flooded.
We live by the white van on the far left of the picture....it all got a bit too close for comfort!
This was the back side of the bridge and as you can see the water reached to foot path on the right!
Here I'm stood in our dear friend and neighbours garden....the power of the water was amazing.....there were children running down the flooded footpath on the far side of the brook!!...it's not surprising folk get swept away.
By 11 last night the water had dropped about 3 foot and this snap was taken this morning of the same footpath that was flooded last night.
Here I'm looking upstream off the bridge....you can see the grass has been flattened on the right of the picture where the water reached last night.
What a scary couple of hours it was for all. We were lucky enough to be above the damage but many houses in the village were flooded out, some of which had owners that are away on holiday. The power of nature is amazing.