Sunday, 3 October 2010

Floods and landslides

Today has been quite the adventure. I haven't had chance to visit my Nan and Granddad (if you remember I asked for prayers as Nan is ill and Granddad is struggling to cope). So my Mum and Dad were going to visit them today and I went with them because I've been unable to get to them for a couple of weeks.

So we set off. As we enter a local town we are stopped by police, there's been a landslide. So we decide to head over the 'tops'. We hit flood in the valley towns. So we head right up to the top of the moors and wind our way over the tiny roads and finally 2 and a half hours later (it should be a 45 minute drive) arrive at my Nan and Granddad's.

I wouldn't like to be living in these bungalows. Also see this swollen river picture.

Here are a couple of videos of the local rivers:

In the following video you can see the park filling with water as it is a designated flood relief area:

Anyway, my Nan is doing OK. She was cheerful and comfortable. They are getting plenty of help and care. There is lots to do and they need even more help than they are receiving but as a family we're on the case, as it were. I would still appreciate lots of prayer. For my Nan, for her pain and for my Granddad who is worrying about her and he also has a bad foot causing him a lot of discomfort.



  1. The weather has been bad all over. Glad you got thru the mess to see Nan and Granddad. I have been fortunate with the weather all around but not here.
    God Bless and have a great week.

  2. Gosh, that looks scary.
    offering prayers for your grandparents.

  3. Flooding is so scary! There are many parts in the US struggling with flooding as well.

    Glad you made it okay and that your grandparents are okay too. Just said a prayer for you all. (o: