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    The Sea is Not a Playground.
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    Few years bac one of our state politicians went missing on some bush walk.
    He failed to notify where he was going, had insufficient food or water with him, and the Emergency Services had to waste two days looking for him.

    These supposed intelligent people run the nation, but cannot run their won lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic mcclymont View Post
    There are some fools about, the surfer who was rescued by the RNLI as discussed in above postings.
    A number of people rescued when climbing Ben Nevis, no face masks and wearing trainers.
    People like the above should be made to pay for being rescued because of their stupidity.
    Vic
    I totally agree that the idiots that put the bravee boys and girls at risk because they know what the weather can do and are not prepared, should have to pay for the service .
    Those that are genuine should not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    The Sea is Not a Playground.
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    I agree with the quoted statement also, this applies to any and all dangerous
    situations.

    Hopefully with another storm brewing towards this weekend, most will take
    heed of all warnings and use some common sense.

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    Was on a tanker in the Channel in the January 1953 storm. Standing by another tanker, siren sounded every time we turned and we all held on. Galley boy was quite happy sitting on box sliding up and down while peeling spuds,his first trip sea in MN had been on North sea trawlers. Up the river to Rotterdam asked were we were going, message lost in storm ,returned to UK . One road above water long trip inland to find a working railway station. Remember hearing about the sinking as all the drawers under my bunk slid open and I almost rolled off of my bunk.
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    Hi Terry.
    I was in Rotterdam on the Harperly one of Harrison's discharging Iron Ore, came back drunk on Sunday night, water up to the knees on the wharf, next morning hearing a lot of whistles stuck my head out of the port to see two British mine sweepers going past with bodies on the deck. We sailed immediately as our keel was only inches from the top of the wharf. Going down the river ships ashore, one big tanker up on a filed, we had been on the piss for two days didn't know anything. But looking at the entrance to the river no one was very happy, massive seas breaking everywhere what a joyride going down the Channel.
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    Might have been about 63 on Boxing day when the snow began.
    We got back in mid Jan and snow everywhere.
    Got stuffed with it in the outer London Suburbs so went back to Southampton.
    Eight weeks late back home again and still plenty of the stuff lying around.
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    A “perfect storm” of heavy rain, strong winds and melting snow could leave hundreds of homes across the UK flooded this weekend, experts have warned.

    Storm Dennis is forecast to batter large swathes of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with 70mph winds and up to 140mm (5.5inches) of rain in some areas.

    The Environment Agency (EA) said the flood impact from the weather system is likely to be worse than last weekend’s Storm Ciara due to rain falling on already saturated ground.
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    Hope all is not to severe.

    Latest for UK.

    Storm Dennis: This weekend's storm could be 'step up' from Ciara

    Warnings are in place across the whole of the UK, while a month's worth of rainfall is expected in places.

    https://news.sky.com/story/storm-den...ekend-11933619
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    These "EXPERTS" are a bit thick.

    Not once have I heard any mention of Dredging Rivers. they try to raise the sides of the rivers and they still flood, the rivers overflow the banks.
    It is not rocket science, Lower the river beds then they do not overflow into peoples homes.
    We used to dredge a;all the rivers BUT Europe stopped us dredging because the spoil may pollute the land,
    I see it in Fleetwood, , since they stopped the Ferries to IoM and NI, no more dredging, the water at the back of my house there has silted up and there is now a BIG Sand Bar across the River Wyre, which backs up the river water and the town of St Michaels for the first time in its history was flooded.
    River beds are getting higher and need to be lowered.
    No one has the intelligence to do this. Let the people suffer damage to their homes, it is cheaper for the Authorities
    If water can get away it will Not flood.
    The Ribble to Preston is now silted up causing floods, dredged regular until Preston Dock closed,
    All the rivers around the UK have never been dredged for Years.
    It is nothing to do with Climate Change or Global Warming.It is the Stupidity of our Politicians ago listen to the stupid Europeans.
    Just like putting a Cork in a bottle,
    the Inland Rivers were dredged by a grab on the banks, that has stopped by the EU, and so the inland towns are getting flooded,
    How Stupid are these "EXPERTS",? They are on Big Salaries and know nothing.
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