Midnight, 10 February 2014.
It’s becoming traditional – a midnight walk down Ankerwycke to check the floodwaters. The thing is I have a 94 year old to look after and I need to know we won’t be flooded overnight.
It was still, no owls calling, no foxes screeching. No cars either.
The water is only about 3 feet further up Magna Carta Lane but it’s a lot further up the buttercup meadow which is directly below Ankerwycke farm.
The five cars parked by the little bridge aren’t in any danger tonight but it might be an idea to move them up to the farm tomorrow.
Across the road from us the little stream has flooded a bit more, water is still pilling up and peoples gardens across the way from us are now starting to flood.
I have never seen the water higher in the gravel pits. The significance of this is that the water level there is the same as the ground water level under ground – it has nowhere else to go. Water coming downstream from Colnebrook is piling up too and then this evening we had an update from the Environment Agency – further flooding at Colnebrook.
Overall we are still OK tonight, lots of people aren’t.
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