Monday, 23 July 2007

Summer Madness

This is the scene after 144mm rain fell on Bredon Hill on Friday 19th on our usual flood spot! No-one on the farm has seen this much rain and the damage it has caused. People trying to get home, spending all night in the car it was an incredible day. The village had over 15 houses affected by the floods to a lesser or great degree. The farmland has suffered a bit, it could have been much worse. The wheat has started to go flat, affecting the yield and the quality. Some of the oilseed rape has shedded. There doesn't seem to be any real improvement in the weather this week either. I took this shot on Saturday morning. On Friday night the water was level with the top of the post and rail fence. The owner of the landrover was airlifted from his roof at 5.00am. What a day!

2 comments:

tim relf said...

Amazing picture. How depressing though! And it's still raining where I am in Surrey and it's now Thursday...

Jake Freestone said...

We got off likely really, a few crops flat and Oilseed Rape shedding out. Only 5 miles down the road , where that water is heading, is Tewkesbury which was swamped