Friday, 20 November 2009


The floods last night in Cockermouth were atrocious, I can't imagine how frightening it must have been in the town centre with the floods raging through the streets and creeping up the stairways of their homes. 12.4 inches in rainfall fell in 24 hours, the waters in the town reached 8 ft. My prayers are with all the people who have lost homes and businesses.

But particularly my prayers are with the family of Police Constable Barker who lost his life trying to protect others when the bridge pictured above collapsed. Such a brave man.


  1. I saw it on the news. Just awful :(. I hope you are well out of the way of the flooding.

  2. Yes, I saw it in Sky News. Amazing.

  3. I saw pictures of this on the news last night, how awful.....

    And I prayed for them too.

  4. He was a hero. I hope his family has God's peace on his passing.

  5. Bookworm - there is some local flooding, but nothing like at Cockermouth.

    Alfazema - we saw it on Sky News too.

    Cabcree - yes it was sad

    Michele - so shocking. I hope there were many praying.

    Joyce - he was a hero, I hope his family find some comfort and peace too at this time.

    ~blessings to you all.

  6. My word that is horrible. Will keep everyone in my prayers.