1. Log in now to remove adverts - no adverts at all to registered members!

Off Topic Storm Eunice

Discussion in 'Queens Park Rangers' started by Trammers, Feb 18, 2022.

  1. Trammers

    Trammers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2020
    Messages:
    3,810
    Likes Received:
    3,804
    Don't think we've had a thread dedicated to a storm since Ophelia a few years ago........

    Anyway we're under a Red warning from 7am until 11am as Eunice passes close to the south coast and heads over towards South Wales.......

    Wind is very gusty at the moment but it would be worse if it was tipping with rain, but fortunately the sun is out in patches so all in all it's not too bad......

    please log in to view this image


    Hopefully the picture above works as it shows Tramore Prom a few minutes ago........ the one saving grace is that high tide past a few hours ago so any storm surge shouldn't be too great and businesses on seafront might escape flood damage....

    Stay safe all and batten down the hatches......
     
    #1
    Uber_Hoop likes this.
  2. Steelmonkey

    Steelmonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19,000
    Likes Received:
    35,198
    Just a lot of snow up here - we had the bad winds in the last storm a couple of days ago.

    Hear it's going to be bad down there though, so stay safe all
     
    #2
    Trammers and ELLERS like this.
  3. Staines R's

    Staines R's Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    11,520
    Likes Received:
    11,957
    Windy as **** down here but sunny. Gonna brave a short run in a bit to keep my weekly mileage up. Can’t see it being a long one
     
    #3
    Trammers likes this.
  4. ELLERS

    ELLERS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2011
    Messages:
    22,773
    Likes Received:
    11,149
    Nearly all trains in my neck of the woods were cancelled. I was lucky to get into work this morning. Apparently it will get worse later. :emoticon-0101-sadsm
     
    #4
    Trammers likes this.
  5. Stroller

    Stroller Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    18,858
    Likes Received:
    17,652
    There is no storm, it's just Project Fear. Just look at what they've call it - EU NICE.
     
    #5
  6. Trammers

    Trammers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2020
    Messages:
    3,810
    Likes Received:
    3,804
    Oy, wrong thread<laugh>
     
    #6
    Uber_Hoop and Stroller like this.
  7. Goldhawk-Road

    Goldhawk-Road Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    7,640
    Likes Received:
    7,522
    It's gusty, but I think the media may have over-hyped this. Ever since Michael Fish messed up so badly in 1987, the Weather people have erred on the side of predicting a disaster because they don't get criticism if it turns out better than they forecast.

    There are problems about crying wolf however....
     
    #7
  8. Staines R's

    Staines R's Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    11,520
    Likes Received:
    11,957
    Not so sure it’s been overhyped Goldie. Just starting to pick up here and only managed a couple of miles running. A couple of trees down already and debris all over the place.

    Pleased I spent the time yesterday strapping down the kids trampoline
     
    #8
    Trammers and sb_73 like this.
  9. Goldhawk-Road

    Goldhawk-Road Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    7,640
    Likes Received:
    7,522
    For a moment there, I read it as, glad I spent time strapping the kids to the trampoline :D

    Doesn't seem to have affected the West Country too much so far as is being reported. You'd expect debris and the odd tree down in a storm. But the worst since 1990? We'll have to see...
     
    #9
  10. sb_73

    sb_73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2012
    Messages:
    26,808
    Likes Received:
    22,298
    It’s ****ing windy here, lots of debris from trees on the street, and we’re only in an ‘amber’ zone. Lots of pictures of structural damage online. Increasingly pessimistic about trains working well for the match tomorrow.
     
    #10
    Trammers likes this.

  11. rangercol

    rangercol Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    32,308
    Likes Received:
    15,346
    Getting seriously windy here now.
    The media have undoubtedly been over the top as usual, but I think the Met Office have been correctly precautionary.
     
    #11
    Trammers and sb_73 like this.
  12. Steelmonkey

    Steelmonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19,000
    Likes Received:
    35,198
    Bollocks - you were jumping up and down in it like a big kid
     
    #12
    kiwiqpr, Trammers and Staines R's like this.
  13. Staines R's

    Staines R's Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    11,520
    Likes Received:
    11,957
    I’ve been sorely tempted to strap the kids to the trampoline….the little darlings. Just pleased they’ve ****ed off out with the Mrs to do an escape room…..part of me is hoping they won’t be able to escape and get trapped forever…..;)
    At least it gives me a morning in peace to watch The Forever Purge.

    On your point about the trees…..maybe it shows that more time and money needs to be spent to keep these trees in some kind of order….especially if they can go over so easily…..some big old branches going down out there and could kill an old gal walking
     
    #13
    Trammers and Goldhawk-Road like this.
  14. Staines R's

    Staines R's Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    11,520
    Likes Received:
    11,957

    Took me an hour to work out how to get the poles into the ground
     
    #14
    Trammers and Steelmonkey like this.
  15. IwasanotherwatfordR

    IwasanotherwatfordR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,942
    Likes Received:
    2,053
  16. rangercol

    rangercol Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    32,308
    Likes Received:
    15,346
    Not sure what can be done about the trees.
    What would you suggest?
     
    #16
  17. Staines R's

    Staines R's Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    11,520
    Likes Received:
    11,957
    Pruning and cutting away the obviously dead and decaying ones that seem to be prevalent around here would be a start mate.
     
    #17
  18. rangercol

    rangercol Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    32,308
    Likes Received:
    15,346
    Yeah. Not sure there's anything like the recources to carry out surveys of all our trees!
    Obviously if a tree is reported as unsafe, it is usually dealt with.
     
    #18
  19. Staines R's

    Staines R's Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    11,520
    Likes Received:
    11,957
    Maybe if there was a cap on expenses claimed for Councillers it may be a start and we would have more resources to pay for stuff like this.
    When claims by local Councillers are in excess of £40k a year, with the leader claiming £60k a year is there any wonder there isn’t any money left…..funny the ones making these types of claims, in my area anyway, are Tory.

    Maybe then there would be more money to go to doing the things like pavements, trees and potholes.
     
    #19
    Ranger4ever likes this.
  20. rangercol

    rangercol Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    32,308
    Likes Received:
    15,346
    Nicely turned onto politics.

    There is a link I agree.
     
    #20

Share This Page