Yesterday here in Sheffield and surrounding regions we had a month's rainfall in a single day. The outcome was that the River Don burst its banks and the valley floor flooded just as it had done in 2007. Families were trapped in the Meadowhall mega centre yesterday evening. A special event had attracted even more people than usual. Unfortunately they had to stay there for the night. Vehicles also had to be abandoned and people rescued by the emergency services. Our daughter who had to get to and from work at the hospital knew what was happening and was worried that we were also out-and-about. Actually I had to get to an out-of-town clinic for a specialist physiotherapy appointment, but as this was early morning we were back home by mid morning.
We have several rivers here and the water level everywhere is very high and will rise further if the heavy rain continues. I feel so sorry for the people who have experienced flooded houses and businesses again.
Mr P had to go to the GP surgery this morning which at least is on high ground as is the area of the local park where the library and walled garden is located. As another library book that I had reserved was in I went with him and went to the park whilst he was at the doctor's. Thankfully the rain had stopped - so different from yesterday.
The squirrels were out-and-about and no doubt they had
found places to shelter during the rainy deluge.
a eucalyptus tree in the walled garden
The school children have been busy making more decorations
These interesting fish models had survived the wet and windy weather.
I spotted a new garden ornament.
Back home, feeling thankful for our warm house I shall make a start on my library book, the latest in the Simon Serrailler series.
Thank you for your visit and I hope that wherever you are and whatever you're doing you have a peaceful weekend,