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Rain causes chaos in South Cumbria

TORRENTIAL brought chaos to South Cumbria yesterday - with homes flooded, train services disrupted and dozens of roads impassable.

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to ulverstonian sorry Wylie get a life

Posted by your neighbour on 25 November 2012 at 18:31

to ulverstonian sorry Wylie get a life

Posted by your neighbour on 25 November 2012 at 18:30

Paul are you some kind of sad individual or what ! this slsar team are damn good, let me tell you they pulled me out the other day and I can say I was extremely grateful to them.
On the other side of things flooding seems to more of an issue than incidents on the coast at this time so having a team that deal specifically with such situations to me is worthwhile , correct me if I am wrong but Mountain Rescue are there for one reason..Mountains Ulverston Inshore...coastline..( aint that what the coastguard are for...)
I say go forth and grow South Lakes and don't take idiots views into consideration

Posted by anti idiots on 25 November 2012 at 18:27

There is a reason why SLSAR are the only dedicated swift water team in the UK. That's because there is no need for such an organisation. The 13 Mountain Rescue teams in the lakes cover this work perfectly adequately.
All organisations line SLSAR do is divert much needed funds from teams with much broader skills and abilities on the premise that they may be needed once in a blue moon for situations such as last night.
Ulverston Inshore cover the coastline along with the coastguard and local Mountain Rescue seem to be able to cover the rest.

Posted by Paul on 23 November 2012 at 21:57

stranded on barrows train station for three hours on a freezing cold train and the elderly were not even offer a warm drink good old british rail at its best!!

Posted by miserable on 23 November 2012 at 18:54

Dear Puzzled.

I was being totally sarcastic when i said the Fire Brigade could call on SLSAR. Why would the fire brigade need their help. Who would want their help. Yes they were closed down by Companies house due to lack of financial records being submitted but were re-instated. However they still have their charity status revoked.
I was also aghast last night to find out that they have been driving with an invalid tax disc on their "emergency vehicle". Was this just another thing that was overlooked by the Management. Im sure there will be a good excuse for it knowing them.

Posted by Ulverstonian on 23 November 2012 at 18:38

If this south lakes search and rescue is not an emergency services or part of this service what is it then? I don't like the sound of people bickering on something like this I would think you would all work together . Doesn't sound good when we are relying on you to do a good job and not trying to compete against each other. Work together and keep doing a great job you volunteers always do

Posted by headspin on 23 November 2012 at 16:37

re tony: the water has nowhere to run to because the enviroment agency don't clean rivers and streams as often as they used to because they claim they don't want to disturb the wildlife that live in them. this means that farmers fields drainage and ditches soon become overrun causing the overflow to spill out onto the roads. i think when they say they want to protect the wildlife i think they just mean to save a few quid

Posted by bill on 23 November 2012 at 15:59

blooming heck the rain must have been bad look at the pictures of furness abbey half its washed away them poor monks

Posted by ricky on 23 November 2012 at 15:49

As an Ulverston resident, overlooking Ford Park and St Mary's Hospice, I'd just like to add some clarification to some of the comments here. The Fire Service attended St Mary's Hospice to pump out flood water in the afternoon. Then NW Ambulance attended to evacuate patients. They were assisted in the patient evacuation by the crews, land rover ambulances and control vehicle of Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team. Ulverston Inshore Rescue assisted by attending with a water pump and helping with sandbagging etc. HM Coastguard also provided assistance here as elsewhere in the area. Please get facts right as Mountain and Inshore Rescue are volunteer services and registered charities depending on local support (many of HM Coastguard are also volunteers)

Posted by Narapa on 23 November 2012 at 15:07

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