February 2020

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orm Ciara and River at bottom of garden
Storm Ciara and River at bottom of garden

Sunday we had yet another flood this time caused  by Storm Ciara.  Fortunately not as severe as the one in August and so nowhere near as much damage to infrastructure.

The road at Grinton was closed for a few hours and the Bike shop had water damage (opened next day due to help of community)

This is the picture at the bottom of our garden



Before the Storm
Before the Storm

We have these steps and also an easy slope access to our river bank. On Sunday they  were both completely under water.  The water was even onto the grass.

We will wait to see how many seats are covered with sand.  Fortunately the seats are all stone built so we are able to excavate them after each flood.

The rise in water level is frighteningly fast.


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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Mike Quinn (Wednesday, 12 February 2020 00:32)

    The picture of the flooded Swale is dramatic and I hope this hasn't spoilt the holiday for those staying in the cottages this week. It will be nice to see those lovely stone steps again, given all the hard work you have carried out to maintain them.

  • #2

    Ray Hodgson (Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:23)

    Went for a look on 18th Feb and pleasantly surprised
    I think the water was so deep it did not cause as much damage as most floods
    Nevertheless it will be shovels at the ready, must uncover your favourite seat !

  • #3

    Mike Quinn (Friday, 21 February 2020 00:18)

    That's some good news at least.
    Good luck with the shovelling. Of course, when I'm sat there in April downing my pint(s) I shall appreciate your hard work - and feel guilty!