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floods floods floods

Postby dixie » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:54 pm

just spoke to skelly at gulfstream....saw the shop on the news 3 ft under water.

he was shovelling 3ft of mud out of the littlre shop, at 5.30 today the river burst its banks, all braunton high st is underwater.


http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/PICTU ... story.html

spare a thought for the local surf equipment shops

gulfstream
tiki
secondskin
and any others affected

poss use some new year support
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby smelly skater » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:51 pm

:-( skate shop is f##ked too
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby surfrat » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:57 pm

not a good day in devon.
most of water pumped out now. clean begins tomorrow. we have to wait and see what happens tonight with more rain then it should start easing off a bit.
many businesses and homes affected
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby dixie » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:04 pm

thoughts n best wishes to all involved
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby slipslide » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:11 pm

2nd that Dixie. Gonna be a hard clean up. Good excuse to buy a board from Jools though.
Hope that there were no injuries.
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby Black » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:13 pm

:-( skate shop is f##ked too

Shit sorry to hear the bad news, wife told me she saw what looked like the skate shop underwater on tv. :-(
Never growing old together...
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby dixie » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:17 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20833610?SThisFB

well done to the RNLI
AWESOME as usual
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby Underdog » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:15 pm

Thought going out to anyone hit by this.
Must be crippling for any small businesses - a crap years trading with the hope of a little "Christmas Bonus" decimated.
Now they hold stock that won't be sold over the next few days whilst the suppliers will expect payment in (say) 30 days. Cash flow nightmare.

We were visiting family in Barnstaple last night and it was brought home by being knocked up by the Police and told that we had an 80% chance of being flooded and advised to move to the Commuity Centre. We spent a couple of hours ferrying everyting to the first floor and then proceeded to sit upstairs getting pisssed whilst watching loads of people evacuating. Fortunately the banks held. Sadly many were not so fortunate.

Headed back to Penwith (cos the forecast looked shit and we didn't want a nightmare drive) to find good friends about 300 meters away from us were flooded to knee depth.
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Re: floods floods floods

Postby flacky » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:16 am

Gutted for all involved. We sat and saw Braunton on telly and couldn't believe it is the same set of trafiic lights the kids used to get excited at, knowing we were only 20 mins from the campsite at Croyde.

I need new wetsuit boots, ripped mine putting them on. Small gesture but I'll make sure I buy them online from a Braunton store.

Stay safe all.
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