The other day, in the comments, in response to an enquiry about my well-being following the recent Hebden Bridge floods, I replied:
Thanks for your concern, but we live several hundred feet above Hebden Bridge, on the side of a very steep slope. If we ever flood, expect Noah to make a second-coming.
Erm… Is that a very big boat I see on the horizon?
Our house this afternoon:
(The house is fine, but I have never seen so much water on the lawn and in the drive before.)
I hate to think what it must have been like half a mile down the hill in Hebden Bridge.
BBC: Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge hit by flooding
Parts of West Yorkshire have been hit by flash flooding following a sudden downpour that lasted about 90 minutes. The canal at Hebden Bridge breached its banks flooding the town centre, West Yorkshire Police said…
Nearly a month’s worth of rain, more than 40mm, fell in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd in three hours.