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Anyone in N Ireland swim home today? Terrible flash floods in Belfast.

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Aero · 12/06/2007 21:53

Dh is working in NI this week and it took him 2.5 hours to get home - normally a 20 minute drive. He's staying with my parents.
Look at this.

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Waswondering · 12/06/2007 21:57

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fireflyfairy2 · 12/06/2007 21:58

My sister said she could have swam with the boys on her back home from school today!!

Poor wee animals too

Simling... the Irish are just terminally happy people doncha know

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Aero · 12/06/2007 22:11

My Great Aunt lives off the Ravenhill Road and that pic was pretty bad.

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stleger · 12/06/2007 22:19

Mil has just given me the full story - sounds very dramatic, with the roof of Dunnes collapsing. (Will have to stop kids watchin BB to look at news now). Hope nobody up there is dealing with floodwater, it's nasty.

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StripeyKnickersSpottySocks · 12/06/2007 22:22

Think of all those poor mums on the school run in only their pj's and slippers.

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Aero · 12/06/2007 22:26

Dh says he's never seen anything like it! Tbh, neither have I and I'm well aware of what the weather can be like at 'home'.

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HuwEdwards · 12/06/2007 22:28

LOL @ stripeyknickers!

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Bethron · 12/06/2007 22:37

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ja9 · 12/06/2007 22:46

pmsl @stripeyknickers!

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Aero · 12/06/2007 22:49

You weren't in your jammies and slippers were you Bethron?

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harleyd · 12/06/2007 22:54

it was mad, i was searching for the suncream this morning, and the sandbags and buckets this afternoon

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fireflyfairy2 · 12/06/2007 22:57

My sister is off the Ravenhill Rd too!

Oh Bethron, was it really scary? I just got the msg from my mam about my sister, I must call her myself. She takes the kids to school through the Ormeau Park so I hope she managed ok.

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stleger · 12/06/2007 23:23

There are photos on the BBC NornIrn website, lower Ormeau, at the bridge looks very bad. Ormeau Pk is uphill so maybe not flooded but very big puddles!

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fireflyfairy2 · 12/06/2007 23:37

I just called her.

She said a car in front of her skidded & she mounted the kerb to avoid him & almost tumbled a tv film crew!!

Her son J told her she was a stunt driver & B said "Mammy, can we never ever go this way, ever again?"

When she got home her dh didn't believe it was as bad as sis said so off he went on foot... & came home soakin wet!

She said it was scary to be driving in, but thankfully her house is grand, no damage or leaks there yet

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Aero · 12/06/2007 23:40

Can't believe Connswater - I used to shop there before I left home. Roof fell in!! Poor shoppers and worse for shopkeepers. Dh said all very dramatic. Cars abandoned etc all over the place.

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fireflyfairy2 · 13/06/2007 00:00

It would have been exciting though, I think, if there had been no danger.

I bet loads of schools will be off tomorrow!

Poor nephew was pee'd off. He got a new bike for his birthday yesterday & he couldn't even go out on it this evening!

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Aero · 13/06/2007 00:08

poor chap.

Will be keeping an eye on the BBC website to keep myself posted. Hopefully that'll be the end of it. I'd hate to be worrying about whether there could be more rain/floods.

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harleyd · 13/06/2007 00:10

im more concerned bout the rain - makes my hair go curly

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Bethron · 13/06/2007 11:41

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stleger · 13/06/2007 13:19

Problem with flood water is it is 'waste water' mixed in with clean from drains. We have floods nearly every October, yuk!

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