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Torrential rain hits Gwent

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Serious flooding in parts of Cwmbran

  • Elderly couple trapped by flood water in Two Locks, Cwmbran
  • Fierce lightning over Newport

  • Comments


    KarloMarko 2:42pm Thu 22 May 14

    Hammering rain, sheet lightening, WW1 thunder in Caerleon....and a plague of giant locusts...

    I blame UKIP for upsetting Nick Clegg.

    Score: 21
    -trigg- 2:51pm Thu 22 May 14

    Surely its the Lib/LAB/CON using their secret weather control machine to stop people going out to vote UKIP?

    Is lightning attracted to tinfoil hats?

    Score: 3
    DaiiWatkins 3:13pm Thu 22 May 14

    This is all down the the Gov using thier H.A.A.R.P ( High Frequency Active Research Program) to get you all to vote BNP! Its just been 1 continuous rawr of thunder for 10 minutes now.

    Score: 9
    -trigg- 3:45pm Thu 22 May 14

    If its a High {b}F{/b}requency Active Research Programme, why are the initials H [b]A[/b] A R P?

    Is there a conspiracy within the conspiracy?

    Score: -1
    exMark 3:48pm Thu 22 May 14

    "3:41pm

    Cwmbran firefighters are tyring to rescue an elderly couple are trapped by flood water in their home in Two Locks."

    How can you be trapped in your home? Well obviously I understand you can be trapped. But you're at home, it's not exactly an emergency. Put the kettle on, switch on the TV and relax until the water drains.

    Score: -35
    Caerleonboy 4:09pm Thu 22 May 14

    exMark wrote…


    "3:41pm

    Cwmbran firefighters are tyring to rescue an elderly couple are trapped by flood water in their home in Two Locks."

    How can you be trapped in your home? Well obviously I understand you can be trapped. But you're at home, it's not exactly an emergency. Put the kettle on, switch on the TV and relax until the water drains.

    Really? Put on the kettle and switch on the TV in a house full of water?

    Score: 34
    DaiiWatkins 4:16pm Thu 22 May 14

    -trigg- wrote…


    If its a High {b}F{/b}requency Active Research Programme, why are the initials H [b]A[/b] A R P? Is there a conspiracy within the conspiracy?

    There is always a conspiracy within a conspiracy. Wouldn’t be a conspiracy otherwise!

    H.A.A.R.P
    High_Frequency_Activ
    e_Auroral_Research_P
    rogram

    Couldn't tell you. Some dumb American maybe?

    Score: -5
    Stevie1965 4:27pm Thu 22 May 14

    "2:49pm
    Jiffy is battling the weather on the M4 - is this in Gwent? What do you think?"

    I think Jiffy is illegally using his phone whilst driving in appalling conditions - great example from a public figure!!

    Score: 16
    Mike0408 4:40pm Thu 22 May 14

    Stevie1965 wrote…


    "2:49pm
    Jiffy is battling the weather on the M4 - is this in Gwent? What do you think?"

    I think Jiffy is illegally using his phone whilst driving in appalling conditions - great example from a public figure!!

    if you look, you will see it is on the PASSENGERS SIDE of the car, not the drivers side, this looks to be a LEFT hand drive to me

    and yeah, this looks like J24 on the M4 (near St Julian s

    Score: -8
    Cerion76 6:07pm Thu 22 May 14

    We nearly got flooded in St Julians, mainly because of a blocked drain though! I uploaded a video to Youtube: http://youtu.be/9xYV
    wRAqTYI

    Score: -2
    Cerion76 6:08pm Thu 22 May 14

    Cerion76 wrote…


    We nearly got flooded in St Julians, mainly because of a blocked drain though! I uploaded a video to Youtube: http://youtu.be/9xYV

    wRAqTYI

    http://youtu.be/9xYV
    wRAqTYI Sorry the link got mangled!

    Score: 0
    chrisbart 7:43pm Thu 22 May 14

    exMark wrote…


    "3:41pm

    Cwmbran firefighters are tyring to rescue an elderly couple are trapped by flood water in their home in Two Locks.That's easy for you to say. Maybe they were frightened and felt in danger. If you would like to give the couple your contact details so next time they call you directly for some unhelpful, unsympathetic smart-**** comments...
    Score: 12
    Katie Re-Registered 7:56pm Thu 22 May 14

    I believe the torrential rain is God's punishment for society being overwhelmingly heterosexist and gender normative;)

    Score: -12
    davidcp 8:29pm Thu 22 May 14

    Wow - if I hadn't read the Argus I'd have been wondering what all that 'wet' was!

    Score: 7
    scoutgirl 12:10am Fri 23 May 14

    we were flooded :-( we didn't call fire brigade, but they did come out and they were brilliant knocked on every door to check as we have a lot of elderly and disabled cannot fault them, torfaen came out with sandbags too , neighbours helped each other = local community is not lost ..... totally freak weather effects of global warming sadly

    Score: 2
    scoutgirl 12:14am Fri 23 May 14

    exMark wrote…


    "3:41pm

    Cwmbran firefighters are tyring to rescue an elderly couple are trapped by flood water in their home in Two Locks."

    How can you be trapped in your home? Well obviously I understand you can be trapped. But you're at home, it's not exactly an emergency. Put the kettle on, switch on the TV and relax until the water drains.

    wtf? how can you switch electric on when you are "flooded!2! unless you want to get electrocuted!!! our street was flooded and we have a lot of elderly and disabled people - we didnt sit back and put the kettle on!! we had to shut the electric off!!!!!! I had terrified children here yet we still went and checked on our vulnerable neighbours! ITS called "humanity" god help you when you are 90 and in that situation!

    Score: 6
    -trigg- 11:08am Fri 23 May 14

    scoutgirl wrote…


    we were flooded :-( we didn't call fire brigade, but they did come out and they were brilliant knocked on every door to check as we have a lot of elderly and disabled cannot fault them, torfaen came out with sandbags too , neighbours helped each other = local community is not lost ..... totally freak weather effects of global warming sadly

    You were doing so well and then you had to spoil it at the end.

    This was not "totally freak weather" It was a storm, and not a particularly violent one at that. Localised flooding was probably caused by the removal of plant life and concreting over of land that would previously have acted as natural drainage and delay.

    In addition, this storm was just a natural part of the weather cycle and not an effect of global warming, since for there to be global warming, the globe has to actually warm up.

    Score: 0
    scoutgirl 10:31pm Fri 23 May 14

    -trigg- wrote…


    scoutgirl wrote…


    we were flooded :-( we didn't call fire brigade, but they did come out and they were brilliant knocked on every door to check as we have a lot of elderly and disabled cannot fault them, torfaen came out with sandbags too , neighbours helped each other = local community is not lost ..... totally freak weather effects of global warming sadly
    You were doing so well and then you had to spoil it at the end.

    This was not "totally freak weather" It was a storm, and not a particularly violent one at that. Localised flooding was probably caused by the removal of plant life and concreting over of land that would previously have acted as natural drainage and delay.

    In addition, this storm was just a natural part of the weather cycle and not an effect of global warming, since for there to be global warming, the globe has to actually warm up.

    jeez someone always has to be pedantic! yes its an affect of global warming ozone layer, atural weather, natural disaster- so whatever. This is detracting away form my point of saying about community and being neighbourly! The flood was caused by the sheer volume of water in a short period of time and the drains could not cope with it anyone its done now and we are all doing a huge clean-up :-( so please have a bit of empathy

    Score: -3

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