Saturday, 28 July 2007

Hartford Narrowboat

Thanks to Geoff who emailed me this photo of the Narrowboat Hertford which is a little lower in the water than when I last saw her earlier in the week. With the River Thames flowing as fast as she is I think it is going to be a little time before she will be able to helped.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Osney/Botley Road Area Oxford Flooding Wednesday Afternoon

Car left in the Osney Island Industrial Estate, is now full of water when I went past this afternoon.
Police drive up the Botley Road towards Oxford in a sea of water. People out everywhere looking and helping friends of neighbours. Warland Cycle shop was still trading when I took this photo.

4x4 drives past PC World and the endof Earle Street with water all around.

The Sign to Binsey, however with the Botey Road Closed no one is going that way by car.

Photo taken from Osney Bridge on the Botley Road looking onto the Island and you can see that the Thames as broken over on the path which has been sandbagged to try and stop it getting on to the Street.

The Watermans Arm's. Henry is still open and serving from the Beer Garden, South Street is totally under water at 15hrs this afternoon.

Monday, 23 July 2007

Mondays Photos of Flooding around Oxford

Roads around te County are underwater in a few locations, but hay if I have got a Porsche 4x4 I can go anywhere and fast at that!
The pub just over the bridge in Wallingford, not sure that if those boats are to be in that location, where is the River Bank?

West Street Osney Island

Fire crews in Ferry Hinksey Road pumping water away from the power substation.

With the Botley Road being car free, this cyclist enjoys having the road to himself, as you can see Binsey Lane is completely underwater.

More Sandbags at the front doors of Earle Street, with the water just sitting in the street.

Pumping water at the end of Earle Street Monday afternoon. Photo for Jane.

Residents of Earle Street ready for the worst, sandbags at the front of every door.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Flooding along the Botley Road

Looking at Osney Bridge with the River Thames just centimetres from the to of the River bank!

Police in Mill Street informing residents on the latest situation

BBC Reporter and Camera man on the Botley Road broadcasting to the nation on the level of the Thames River in Oxford.
Water running very fast past the Narrowboat Gypsy Rover along Osney Island. Meet up with the owners who are travelling about the UK on the Gypsy Rover from New Zealand. Have a look at their Blog.

Sandbagging in South Street Osney Island.
Oxford City Council employees at Bullstake Close which is currently underwater as you can see from this photo.

Car in the car park of Osney Court along the Botley Road

TV Crews reporting from the end of Duke Street were the water was already at the doors on the end homes at 14:30hrs this afternoon
A poster advertising the theme of the West Oxford Community Association festival which was to take place yesterday, 'West Oxford-On-Sea' which as you can see today is not On-Sea, but underwater.
Taking sandbags back home, resident walks a sandbag along the Botley Road.