Britain Under Water

Posted in Uncategorized on March 23rd, 2014 by wabisabipix

During the start of 2014 Britain was subject to a series of unprecedented storms that changed the face of the country,smashing coastlines and causing flood waters to overwhelm communities.After the shock of the event passed the communities got back on their feet and took matters into their own hands,a remarkable self reliant Churchillian community spirit started shining through as different groups and cultures combined to fight against the overwhelming odds as nature showed no sign of stopping the onslaught.These pictures show some images from my coverage of the events in Oxford,Wraysbury and Burrowbridge Somerset.

 

More images can be viewed at: http://www.surreypix.co.uk/p156670577 Images strictly copyright:Kerry Davies/No unauthorised reproduction.

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Christmas storms

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26th, 2013 by wabisabipix

Many people in the UK were left having a Dickensian Christmas by candle light as large regions of the  country were left underwater after the stormiest Christmas on record left large swathes of the picturesque regions of Surrey submerged.

One of my assignments sent me to the Leatherhead and Box Hill area of Surrey after torrential overnight downpours took residents by surprise left the area in shocking mess.Many were left without electricity.One hotel the Burford Bridge Hotel was flooded out and guests who had left their cars opposite overnight awoke to find their cars under water.

One lady I spoke to told of her horror after her horse stable was destroyed overnight by heavy winds and rain leaving her horses without a shelter but thankfully unhurt.

Having managed to find my way into the area via a small pathway that became a temporary road ,things became a bit more tricky getting out when a bus trying to negotiate the road became stuck in mud blocking the only road out.Thankfully it only lasted a few hours. My sympathy goes to those who found themselves marooned over Christmas.

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Motorists try to recover a submerged vehicle Mickleham Surrey.

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A coach blocks the the only exit from the village of Mickleham after becoming mired in mud.

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A snorkel equipped Landrover from the AA trying to help trapped motorists.

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Cyclists and flooded routes.

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Waterlogged guests cars at the Burford Bridge Hotel.

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A Land rover opens its doors to let water out while negotiating flooding in Leatherhead.

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Sally Perry whose horses had a narrow escape when high winds and torrential rain destroyed her horse shelter.The horses were miraculously unharmed.

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Horses that survived having their shelter destroyed.

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St Jude’s Storm

Posted in Saint Jude's Storm, St Judes Storm, Uncategorized, weather on October 29th, 2013 by wabisabipix

On the 28th of October 2013  a powerful storm called St Jude’s storm hit the shores of Great Britain bringing 99mph winds, causing chaos and destruction as it made landfall.

The town of Hounslow near London was hit badly  as trees were blown over in the streets.

Two people were killed when a tree fell on a house causing a gas explosion that destroyed a row of houses and left the roof of one house hanging precariously from a tree in the street opposite

I was on assignment that day and below are some of the images from the Hounslow incident.

All images copyright:Kerry Davies/INS News Agency.

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