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Amid public anger, Britain sends military to help flooded region
latimes.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Henry Chu

Posted on 01/31/2014 12:14:20 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

LONDON -- Amid rising anger from local residents and forecasts of more rain, the British government sent military officials to southwest England on Thursday to help deal with floodwaters that have turned whole villages into islands and drowned parts of the country's storybook countryside.

Some rural communities in the county of Somerset have been cut off for weeks by the flooding, the result of storms that have lashed Britain almost nonstop since Christmas. The freak weather is linked to the harsh snowstorms in the United States, where cold fronts have collided with warm fronts in the South and strengthened the jet stream across the Atlantic, stirring a cauldron of precipitation.

Parts of southern England have suffered their wettest January since records started being kept a century ago. More storms are predicted for this weekend and into early February, and flood warnings have been issued for more than two dozen areas.

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1 posted on 01/31/2014 12:14:20 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The freak weather is linked to the harsh snowstorms in the United States

Oh, sure, blame the colonists.

2 posted on 01/31/2014 12:16:29 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Well, its the LA Times that are doing the blaming...


3 posted on 01/31/2014 12:29:01 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Winter deluges may become the norm for Britain
4 posted on 01/31/2014 12:31:19 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (IX)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The Thames breaks its banks in London amid series of flood warnings for the capital as troops finally arrive in Somerset to relieve stricken villages
5 posted on 01/31/2014 12:39:18 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (IX)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obviously global warming.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 12:40:17 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Global Warming! It’s Bush’s fault that Southwest England is now a catfish farm.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 12:41:51 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

British flooding ping.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 1:02:24 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What? These people built on an ancient marshland and they’re surprised that it’s flooded?


9 posted on 01/31/2014 1:50:32 AM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sounds like these people are getting all of California’s rainwater.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 6:12:55 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: Natufian
Their equivalent of the EPA encouraged farmers to flood their fields in winter, did not fund needed dredging of rivers and dykes. The dredging is going to cost 4 million pounds of which their environmental agency says it can only fund less than 10%. At the same time they spent 20 million pounds on a bird sanctuary on the Somerset coast.

The Watermelons spreading the misery around. See here

11 posted on 01/31/2014 8:46:06 AM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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