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Old February 10th 20, 08:36 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Suction probably. if a window is open in such a high wind perhaps.
It was certainly not the sort of weather to be climbing up ladders, and
there does seem to be a lot of reports of unsafe scaffolding during the day
yesterday. I mean anything that can large old trees has to be a force to be
reckoned with.
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Call out this morning.

Not only did the ladders manage to slide across the roof bars (and I
fitted them properly) the roof popped off it's brackets and the dashboard
kept saying that the drivers door was open.

Now the drivers door was taking the brunt of the force so why would it say
that one was open?

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GB wrote:


The wind took our recycling bin right round the corner and started to
disburse the contents. The neighbours were treated to the sight of my
wife and me (only partly dressed) running around after yogurt pots and
cardboard boxes.

At least you have the decency to retrieve it, my 90 year old widowed
mother moved into a small development of small modern houses when she sold
the farm.
It is a proper windtrap and neighbours recycling boxes and contents
regularly for a trip down the road even in moderate conditions, the small
size of the properties means many keep the box on the small frontage by the
door rather than inside. You would think reasonably intelligent people like
teachers and other professionals would learn after the first time their
box gets emptied and moved but they don’t care. Instead the rubbish and
boxes pile up behind a small wall on my mothers property.
Now on my monthly “welfare” visit I clean it up but no longer return the
boxes , they come home here 200 miles away to Hampshire where we use them
in the garden for various purposes like growing spuds . Got 5 so far and
apparently another is waiting to be tidied up.

GH

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On 10/02/2020 07:17, harry wrote:
On Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:17:59 UTC, GB wrote:
On 09/02/2020 20:59, ARW wrote:
On 09/02/2020 20:45, polygonum_on_google wrote:
On Sunday, 9 February 2020 20:02:46 UTC, ARW* wrote:
Call out this morning.

Not only did the ladders manage to slide across the roof bars (and I
fitted them properly) the roof popped off it's brackets and the
dashboard kept saying that the drivers door was open.

Now the drivers door was taking the brunt of the force so why would it
say that one was open?

Amazingly enough, so far, not even a plant pot has blown over. Yet two
or three have tipped up more than once on previous occasions.

Made sure the bird feeder was put down yesterday, it is asking a lot
for that to stay standing.

So just the lid of a bin and the paper recycling box got blown off.
My, we have been lucky.


I did not have a problem on the A628 this only started when I turned off
onto the A629.


Sorry that your Fiat is doing what Fiats do.

The wind took our recycling bin right round the corner and started to
disburse the contents. The neighbours were treated to the sight of my
wife and me (only partly dressed) running around after yogurt pots and
cardboard boxes.

It's exciting he the local swimming pool has lost its roof.
https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/splash-...iara-1-6505757

It must have been properly exciting for the people in the pool at the time.


Err... A single roof window????


They are not used to excitement round here!
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On Sunday, 9 February 2020 20:02:46 UTC, ARW wrote:
Call out this morning.


Guests in The Bridge House, Hawick, didn't get their Sunday morning lie-in.


Not sure why the fire alarms started when the wall fell into the river.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...storm-21463013


Owain


'Cos the cable between the outside bell and tehnmain alarm got broken.

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Rain was so heavy yesterday afternoon in London, some of the traffic
pulled in and stopped.

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In article , ARW
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Call out this morning.

Not only did the ladders manage to slide across the roof bars (and I
fitted them properly) the roof popped off it's brackets and the
dashboard kept saying that the drivers door was open.

Now the drivers door was taking the brunt of the force so why would it
say that one was open?

Isn't it a Fiat?
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On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:06:33 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Rain was so heavy yesterday afternoon in London, some of the traffic
pulled in and stopped.


Well I guess if you never have to use the wipers you don't know where
the switch is. B-)

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On 09/02/2020 21:17, GB wrote:
On 09/02/2020 20:59, ARW wrote:
On 09/02/2020 20:45, polygonum_on_google wrote:
On Sunday, 9 February 2020 20:02:46 UTC, ARW* wrote:
Call out this morning.

Not only did the ladders manage to slide across the roof bars (and I
fitted them properly) the roof popped off it's brackets and the
dashboard kept saying that the drivers door was open.

Now the drivers door was taking the brunt of the force so why would it
say that one was open?

Amazingly enough, so far, not even a plant pot has blown over. Yet
two or three have tipped up more than once on previous occasions.

Made sure the bird feeder was put down yesterday, it is asking a lot
for that to stay standing.

So just the lid of a bin and the paper recycling box got blown off.
My, we have been lucky.


I did not have a problem on the A628 this only started when I turned
off onto the A629.


Sorry that your Fiat is doing what Fiats do.

The wind took our recycling bin right round the corner and started to
disburse the contents. The neighbours were treated to the sight of my
wife and me (only partly dressed) running around after yogurt pots and
cardboard boxes.


My bins are bungee corded to the wall. I did however have to cable tie
the lids down

The Fiat was fine until I turned left at this roundabout and the winds
hit me sideways on.

https://goo.gl/maps/5ggwKnXVaZM78NeYA

At one point I nearly go up to 30MPH!

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On 10/02/2020 16:07, Dave Liquorice wrote:
On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:06:33 +0000 (GMT), Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Rain was so heavy yesterday afternoon in London, some of the traffic
pulled in and stopped.


Well I guess if you never have to use the wipers you don't know where
the switch is. B-)


I thought posh cars automatically turned them on.

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ARW wrote:

The Fiat was fine until I turned left at this roundabout and the winds
hit me sideways on.

https://goo.gl/maps/5ggwKnXVaZM78NeYA

At one point I nearly go up to 30MPH!


I now find it hard to believe that I regularly did the run from
Barnsley to Manchester, over Woodhead Pass, on a Honda 50. There
were occasions when I had to resort to 1st gear in order to
battle against the wind whilst actually going downhill.

I recall that I had ample opportunity to contemplate the newly
installed Armco barriers, put in place after somebody significant
(MP?) had gone over the edge. For me, it would simply mean that
it would break my leg before I plummeted, head first.

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