Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games... Swansea City 0 v 1 Leeds United, 4 points needed from 3 games...

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

“This is a historic, unprecedented flood." The 3rd worst flood in our state’s history: Pearl River Mississippi reached 36.67 feet on 17 February, 2020, its third highest level on record.

Picture credit. Voice Of America

It is a growing theme to 2020 on both sides of the pond, floods, floods, floods!

Days of heavy rain caused rivers and dams in Mississippi and Tennessee to rise, prompting evacuations and some flood rescues. Among the worst hit areas is Jackson, Mississippi, where the Pearl River exceeded Major Flood stage and reached 36.67 feet on 17 February, 2020, its third highest level on record.

The state government of Mississippi moved quickly in anticipation of the flooding and declared a state of emergency on 15 February. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said: “This is a historic, unprecedented flood. With projections showing the potential of this being the 3rd worst flood in our state’s history, I’ve declared a state of emergency to deploy the necessary resources to take care of all Mississippians impacted…Protect yourself and your family — have a plan in place and evacuate if and when you are asked.”

Emergency Management in the state estimated estimated that more than 2,400 structures would be affected by the flooding — most of them in Hinds County, which includes Jackson, but also some in neighbouring Rankin and Madison Counties. Evacuation orders were issued in these areas and around 16 people were rescued from flooded homes. It is estimated that around 1,000 homes have suffered flood damage. Full details of damages are yet to be confirmed, but no fatalities have been reported.

Extreme Weather 2020

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Better be looking for Noah the famous builder of the ark...