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Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006, 10:09 am

Theres a high tide warning for the weekend of the 9th and 10th which means that once again, if there happens to be a storm at the same time the street I'm on will be under a foot of water and that dirty man bitch Padraig Flynn will be going on about the terrible social injustices of flood relief going to people living in Donnybrook.
Long story short - this place got flooded out of it three or four years back (I wasn't living there at the time of course) and I don't fancy taking any chances so if it comes to it and the flood warning is issued (probably mid next week) and my street hasn't somehow risen *above* the sodding banks of the Dodder instead of being inexplicably below it will there be folks nearby who will be able to let us stash our stuff just in case?
It almost certainly won't happen I know but I remember the last time it did and watching the poor sods on TV (not realising it was just up the road) and nothing has been done since then to prevent it happening again so precautions make some sense. Also, the idea of humping a TV across town seems preferably to trying to get it in the attic.

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 10:27 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I can offer not only space, but transport!

Tg

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Groovy :) I sincerely hope I don't need to take you up on that but I'm just being cautious/paranoid here so I'll presumably know a day beforehand.

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
caturah

I know I'm a little out of the way, but I can offer transport. Storage too since I'm technically going past your place so often...

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

That would rock, I suppose I'll know in a week or so :) I further suspect that if they DO give a flood warning then we'd need to move the stuff as soon as possible afterwards because I doubt doing it when the water is six inches high would be optimal :)

Again, I reckon the odds are really heavily stacked against it happening but I figure of someone says "hey, theres a 5% chance that all your stuff will be destroyed" then you should take precautions.

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
caturah

Cool, I'm not sure if you have my number or not (Tanya should have it anyway), so just give me a shout if you need me.
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Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 11:59 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Sounds good, if it comes to that you can have the geek equipment - board games, X box, TV and so on :)

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
cliph

Would sand-bags at the door save you?

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Possibly - I think part of the reason our street has it so bad is because the houses are below the water plane? or something along those lines which means that the water can actually flood the street without the river overflowing because it'll seep up through the ground and the sewers. Something like that. However if the river DID overflow then I can't see how sandbags would do any harm whatsoever.

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
followthebird: Floods

There is space in Clondalkin for some stuff. If I can arrange transport.

Thu, Aug. 31st, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
sshi

Can't offer storage space I'm afraid (I have a negative amount myself), but I can offer transport on the Saturday or evenings (working the rest of the time, bah).