Taken from an upstairs bedroom window earlier this evening:

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It was a pretty amazing storm.

Postscript (03-Jul-2006): Just in case you thought I was exaggerating:

Halifax Courier: Drama in the Flash Floods

Hundreds of homes in Todmorden, Walsden and Hebden Bridge were under water after torrential rain, hail and lightning lashed the district. Lightning strikes on electricity sub-stations blacked out large areas, roads were washed out and boulders dumped on town centre streets… The River Calder rose more than five feet in just 20 minutes—and later swelled to more than seven feet… Drivers had to be rescued from floating cars on the Halifax Road between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden and businesses were destroyed in Market Street, Hebden Bridge.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Look, son, I walked seven miles to the High Wood to get you gruts. That's fourteen miles in all, counting the journey back, and you don't want gruts? I fried them for you. Fried gruts - mm - I fried them in butter.

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