Monday, 12 December 2011

Storms hit Swaledale

Pry House is still standing after being battered by storms last Thursday (8th December).  Terrific winds and torrential rain caused lots of damage in the upper dale.  The road into Keld village turned into a river causing flooding in the village.  The water got into a holiday cottage I look after.  No serious damage, just a mess.  Further down the dale the Swale broke its banks.  The quantity of water and the sheer force of it flattened huge stretches of dry stone wall and damaged bridges.  No one can remember it ever being so bad.

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