The floods in England are really bad. Paper says more than a million people have been affected--loss of houses, no electricity, no drinking water. Now the livestock is starting to hurt--no clean water for the animals--dairy cows here use more than 1 million liters of water per day. Field crops are ruined, food prices are predicted to go sky high, military has been called out to control the people trying to buy everything in the markets. No visible effects here yet.
We went to Hampton Castle yesterday. It's about 20 miles upstream from London.
We wanted to take the boat, but they weren't running that far (have to use two locks to get there) so we took the train. The river is high, the fixed docks along the banks look to be under several feet of water.
We took pics of a pub on the bank that has all its decks under water. We had a beer in the pub next to it and noticed that they have sandbags ready to put across the door. If it gets that high, It will probably get into the castle as well.
Predictions are that London will be ok from the flood water which is expected in 2-3 days. But, methinks 'tis time to get out of here. Good thing the plane tickets are secured.