No, I’m not underwater.
After what seems like almost endless rain for the last week or two, we are having occasional dry days. There have been local floods again, Halifax’s Calder valley always seems to be underwater and their flood defenses are being strengthened at the moment. The poor residents always seem to be bailing out, their homes and businesses ruined.
This week, Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley were on flood alert again, Mirfield, the small town next to Huddersfield was threatened by the seriously rising river level, Rotherham, Sheffield and parts of South Yorkshire have suffered, and there will be more.
My own patch, lowly Slaithwaite, 5 miles west of Huddersfield, has usually avoided total village centre flooding, thank goodness, but with the River Colne as well as the canal flowing right through, there is always the danger. I keep checking the footbridge at the bottom of my lane near the canal as this has been knocked about in recent years. It is often my quickest route home from the main road. The footbridge crosses the river and if this gets swollen from excessive rainfall and all the water running off the hills, the bridge becomes uncrossable.
I haven’t taken any pictures this week, but here are some older ones, and some from earlier this year.