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Old 15th February 2010, 04:24 PM
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Having had torrential rain all night, I guess it was obvious that our river was gonna flood over the driveway, but we had to go out this morning to pick up my sons MRI results. We just managed to get the car thru the river altho it was about two feet deep. Anyway we went to Málaga, picked up his re****s, went to Mercadona and then went home. The river by this time was a good 3ft deep, about 12 feet wide and flowing very rapidly. We couldnt get the car thru it!


so we were flooded out! We decided to go to my friends Cafe and have a drink and a cake - well what else could we do??? We met "Sparkplug" a forum member there who has become a friend - and who has a very sturdy landrover. He came back with us to our driveway and somehow managed to tow our picasso thru the river!! So thankyou Sparkplug. Now of course, we're flooded in!!!!!!!


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Not a problem!
Went back to the cafe and followed them home too - their river was deeper and faster flowing than the one I drowned mine in this morning! They decided to go the long way round after it swept the back of mine round when i reversed in to gauge the depth.....

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Went back to the cafe and followed them home too - their river was deeper and faster flowing than the one I drowned mine in this morning! They decided to go the long way round after it swept the back of mine round when i reversed in to gauge the depth.....

Poor Kate! Us Brits really arent prepared for this sort of rain are we. We all want these beautiful villas in the campo, the views, up pretty little tracks..... We dont give a thought to what happens when it rains - really rains!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Poor Kate! Us Brits really arent prepared for this sort of rain are we. We all want these beautiful villas in the campo, the views, up pretty little tracks..... We dont give a thought to what happens when it rains - really rains!!!!!!!!!!!!
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they were all set for driving thru it till i showed them how fast it was going!

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Not so much of a Heap now is it lol?

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Not so much of a Heap now is it lol?

Its still a RHD!!!!!!

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Its still a RHD!!!!!!

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i´ll remember that when you ring tommorow................

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Having had torrential rain all night, I guess it was obvious that our river was gonna flood over the driveway, but we had to go out this morning to pick up my sons MRI results. We just managed to get the car thru the river altho it was about two feet deep. Anyway we went to Málaga, picked up his re****s, went to Mercadona and then went home. The river by this time was a good 3ft deep, about 12 feet wide and flowing very rapidly. We couldnt get the car thru it!


so we were flooded out! We decided to go to my friends Cafe and have a drink and a cake - well what else could we do??? We met "Sparkplug" a forum member there who has become a friend - and who has a very sturdy landrover. He came back with us to our driveway and somehow managed to tow our picasso thru the river!! So thankyou Sparkplug. Now of course, we're flooded in!!!!!!!


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Jo, seriously, don't drive across a flooded road!
What would be a good idea would be to take a dated photo everytime it floods, and then take these photos to the town hall and house owner to see if any thing can be done.

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Jo, seriously, don't drive across a flooded road!
What would be a good idea would be to take a dated photo everytime it floods, and then take these photos to the town hall and house owner to see if any thing can be done.

Well after a night of more torrential rain, we aint going nowhere anytime soon! The river across our road this morning is about 20 ft wide, probably about 4 ft deep in the middle and is flowing very fast!!! I've taken some photos but I cant seem to post them on here - I'll have a go at putting them in my album later!!! I assume this rain sint just over our village and the rest of southern Spain must be suffering too?? Our TV/satellite is playing up so I cant see the news!!!


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I've been in Spain (from the US) for one week today. It's been pretty much rain, rain, rain... Got a cold on Sunday, but slept all day yesterday - first real sleep since arriving - and have mostly beaten the cold. But every time I'd wake, the sound rain just got louder. Now the steps outside this b&b are a waterfall, and just like you, the ford out of here is awash. There is a (fantastic) footbridge however - we can, I'm told, wak over the footbridge then back to a car kept on the other side of the river if we need to be out & about. But where to go in all this rain? Sounds like everyone's in the same boat. Glad I'm planning on a six-week stay because, had it just been for this week, I'm afraid it would have been a bust. (a wash?)
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Having had torrential rain all night, I guess it was obvious that our river was gonna flood over the driveway, but we had to go out this morning to pick up my sons MRI results. We just managed to get the car thru the river altho it was about two feet deep. Anyway we went to Málaga, picked up his re****s, went to Mercadona and then went home. The river by this time was a good 3ft deep, about 12 feet wide and flowing very rapidly. We couldnt get the car thru it!


so we were flooded out! We decided to go to my friends Cafe and have a drink and a cake - well what else could we do??? We met "Sparkplug" a forum member there who has become a friend - and who has a very sturdy landrover. He came back with us to our driveway and somehow managed to tow our picasso thru the river!! So thankyou Sparkplug. Now of course, we're flooded in!!!!!!!


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