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Title: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
Post by: northfifeduckling on January 03, 2012, 10:06:41 am
Stay safe, it feels about the same strenght as the first, already had to fix the fence in the sleety hurricane.... :&>
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Post by: Womble on January 03, 2012, 10:21:53 am
Definitely stronger here in Stirlingshire. We've lost two fences and a greenhouse which withstood the last one no problem  >:(
Title: Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 11:38:54 am
This is a real whopper - far worse here than bawbag.  My big double back gate was wide tae the wa, bolts yanked off, and the ones into the ground too.  Presently secured with plastic boxes full of soil, a big traffic cones and kiddies play car.  Two leylands down, one across in front of my bedroom window during the night - too scared to look out till this morning - it's fallen on the kids trampoline and broken a net support; the other across the burn at the front.  Lucky nothing more so far but it's still blowing a hooly
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Post by: Lesley Silvester on January 03, 2012, 11:41:42 am
Wow!  Hope it doesn't head this way.  Hope everyone stays safe - people and animals.
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Post by: Bionic on January 03, 2012, 11:44:03 am
Its nowhere near as bad down south but still pretty windy here too.  I have a lot of trees in the garden and can't bear to look at them, afraid one might come crashing down.
Is this the price we have to pay for milder weather?
Sally
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Post by: PetiteGalette on January 03, 2012, 11:53:58 am
Gawd! It sounds horrendous up there.....................................We seem to only get just the tail end of the 'tempÍtes' that you have been experiencing up north (and that's bad enough for me). Even then 'Bawbag' brought down telegraph poles, buckled  old metal electricity poles, and pole-axed one of our more exposed cider apple trees.
And, of course, the rain! We had 3 months in the summer with no rain and 2 months with very little wet stuff coming out of the sky...................... and, until Bawbag started, our land was dry a metre down. Now the land is saturated. it's chuckiing it down, and blowing another right Hoolie and I'm steeling myself to go out and do the round of the flocks again........................
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Post by: feldar on January 03, 2012, 12:03:13 pm
I know we don't have it as bad as you guys up North but i stood in our polytunnel this morning and prayed it stayed put! it's pretty blowy out there. Keep safe everyone hopefully this is the last of them ....Please
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Post by: Womble on January 03, 2012, 12:12:22 pm
A wee update now I've made it to the office (and then I guess I'd better get on and do some work!!):

Three trees down over the road, and one over a powerline (tree on fire, with fire engine in attendance!). A dozen or so trees down over the M9 Northbound, with one car wrecked, and the carriageway closed (diversion via M876 after Kincardine bridge junction, but I don't know what you'd do once you got to Stirling).

All good fun! :-)
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Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 12:16:09 pm
There's trees down in Stirling too.  My daughter is right in Kings Park area and they have no phone lines, due to a tree snagging a cable.  Check the traffic Scotland website for details of problem areas.

Here are some piccies:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16392381
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Post by: PetiteGalette on January 03, 2012, 12:54:36 pm
Thanks for the pictures doganjo makes me feel quite lucky...................... I hope everyone is staying put indoors.........

From the window at the mo, I''m  just watching a 100 year old oak tree in the west hedge just above our temporary sheep pen (it's empty) which is at such and angle that it is going to go any minute now........................
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Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 01:01:09 pm
Thanks for the pictures doganjo makes me feel quite lucky...................... I hope everyone is staying put indoors.........

From the window at the mo, I''m  just watching a 100 year old oak tree in the west hedge just above our temporary sheep pen (it's empty) which is at such and angle that it is going to go any minute now........................
What a shame.  It's so sad when old trees like that go down. A piece of our history.
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Post by: Fleecewife on January 03, 2012, 01:02:21 pm
I hadn't watched the forecast so wasn't expecting this  ::)  OH watched one of our field shelters explode as with a missile hit - the roof blew across three fields and the public road until it lodged in the hedge.  Thank goodness no-one was passing  :o  Our polytunnel doors have blown apart again but the cover has stayed on.  Daren't look at the trees, but they are all fairly small.
It seems to be past the worst here.  Stay safe everyone.
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Post by: Womble on January 03, 2012, 01:13:32 pm

Don't breathe out too soon - there's the same and worse forecast for tomorrow afternoon / evening.

This quote from Yahoo News made me laugh:

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High seas caused the Port of Dover to close, gusts of wind damaged the roof to a stand at Epsom Downs Racecourse and a power surge led to a washing machine catching fire in Wales.

What an angle to take eh? :-)

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Post by: Rosemary on January 03, 2012, 01:15:52 pm
It's been windy here too but nowhere near as bad as in the Central Belt. It's dying away now, thank goodness.

Hope everyone is staying safe.
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Post by: bloomer on January 03, 2012, 01:21:48 pm

all my friends keep texting and saying are you sure you want to go to scotland!!!

on the other hand it sounds like there would be lots of work for me to do tidying up for people when the winds die down...

4 weeks tomorrow and i get to come share in the interesting weather if all goes according to plan...
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Post by: Rosemary on January 03, 2012, 01:22:30 pm
Where are you actually settling?
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Post by: bloomer on January 03, 2012, 01:25:26 pm
still not confirmed bloody rental agents...

somewhere within 10 miles of bridge of allan is the plan with alloa our prefered target but houses that meet our needs are snapped up fast and the agents know it so play evil mind games....

not worried though something will come up it always does...
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Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 01:45:13 pm

all my friends keep texting and saying are you sure you want to go to scotland!!!

on the other hand it sounds like there would be lots of work for me to do tidying up for people when the winds die down...

4 weeks tomorrow and i get to come share in the interesting weather if all goes according to plan...
If you have a chainsaw I can leave my trees for you to cut them up for me, Dave?
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Post by: bloomer on January 03, 2012, 01:55:31 pm
yes i do and would be happy too annie :-)
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Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 02:54:35 pm
yes i do and would be happy too annie :-)
Only if I pay you, mind! :P
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Post by: plumseverywhere on January 03, 2012, 02:59:58 pm
we are losing tree's in worcestershire at a rate of knotts!! its really scary and we started to flood here earlier but luckily that's gone down now. fencing - have mended 3 times today and neighbours horses got loose when gate blew off hinges.  my little 10 year old is  a legend thoug helping mummy mend fencing while ice pick rain was flying in our faces (!)
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Post by: CameronS on January 03, 2012, 03:35:13 pm
it's total carnage around here!   

we have had a whole larch wood desemated in about 3 hours and the debris over the roads is increadable!!

the winds worryingly seem to be picking back up again, so looks like another night of praying the hen shed roof stays on!
thankfully after the last winds we have not dangerous trees left in the garden

hope you all survive!!
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Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 03:50:21 pm
Views from my bedroom and study windows this morning
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Post by: Lesley Silvester on January 03, 2012, 04:25:13 pm
Annie, that looks awful.  Hope it hasn't caused too much damage.  Also hope you  have a log fire!   ;D

Here is Shropshire the wind got up midday but not as bad as some places and it seems to have dropped now.  I had to go out so took dogs with me.  Had just pulled into carpark and let the dogs out of the car to give them a walk when a sudden gust whipped my glasses from my face and across the path.  Managed to fish them out of some mud.  Fortunately I only need them for reading - had just forgotten to take them off again.
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Post by: YorkshireLass on January 03, 2012, 04:48:22 pm
Ooooh it looks scary, I've had maybe an hour of horizontal wind/rain/hail but I'm luckily very sheltered.

Stay safe!!
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Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 06:12:53 pm
Luckily, the only damage was a broken net support on the trampoline which I'm sure Son and Son in law will be able to fix before the grandkids need to use it again.  The trees can stay there till Dave and his family move up here as he'll chop it up fro my wood burner hopefully!
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Post by: plumseverywhere on January 03, 2012, 06:13:42 pm
Is it calming down a bit for you in Scotland now? hopeing you are all safe and sound with minimal damage to houses et c xx
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Post by: bigchicken on January 03, 2012, 07:36:52 pm
Windy three large Scots pines down, one right through the middle of a chicken shed, demolished,  No chickens injured all managed into the other huts. Was going to replace this hut in the spring so not botherred to much. The same tree has demolished the neighbours greenhouse and grandchildren Wendy house. One good thing lots of fire wood for the neighbours.
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Post by: knightquest on January 03, 2012, 07:50:24 pm
Not had as bad a weather situation here in Birmingham but the wind blew two ridge tiles off the shop roof right on to the ramp leading in to the shop. Angela, the girl who works for us had gone out for a smoke only 20 seconds earlier and I'd been in and out all afternoon. Man was she lucky.  :o

For safety sake, I reversed my transit van up to door of the shop with both back doors open. I then opened the side door and customers had to enter our shop through a transit foyer  ;) I spent the afternoon as a doorman helping people in to the van whilst keeping an eye on the roof.

Hope you all stay safe out there  :wave:

Ian
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Post by: benkt on January 03, 2012, 08:52:10 pm
I thought I'd got away with it today (in Cambs) but on my evening locking up run found a beehive blown over (fortunately empty) and a chicken coop missing its roof. There's also a lot of miscellaneous pots and such blown all over the place  - big clear up is now well overdue!
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Post by: northfifeduckling on January 03, 2012, 09:24:30 pm
not as long-lasting but quite devastating for some! Your pics are shocking, Annie!
Womble, after the last greenhouse carnage I decided to buy horticultural glass (PLASTIC) to replace the panes with but won't bother for another few weeks yet. I'm just fed up with picking up bits of glass in the veg plot for months after nearly every storm these days.... :&>
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Post by: Miss Piggy on January 03, 2012, 09:53:49 pm
Sorry to hear of the struggle and trouble the wind is causing for so many. We are fortunate at the moment in West Wales, windy but that is all nothing more. Hope it dies down soon and that not too much more damage done. Heard the news our thoughts are with the family of the man who lost his life.
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Post by: doganjo on January 03, 2012, 09:58:35 pm
My daughter in Stirling came in past to make sure I was OK - their greenhouse has lost more than half it's panes and they are in next door's garden, as is half the Silver birch - such a pity it was a lovely tree.  In falling it took down the phone line, so thank goodness for mobiles!  They have just got over a thief breaking their front glass door and stealing all Sarah and Beth's jewellery too - including the matching necklace, bracelet an earrings for her wedding, and Beth's confirmation jewellery.  Boy are they popular with their insurance company.  At least the tree and the greenhouse are replaceable!
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Post by: Lesley Silvester on January 03, 2012, 11:47:15 pm
My daughter in Stirling came in past to make sure I was OK - their greenhouse has lost more than half it's panes and they are in next door's garden, as is half the Silver birch - such a pity it was a lovely tree.  In falling it took down the phone line, so thank goodness for mobiles!  They have just got over a thief breaking their front glass door and stealing all Sarah and Beth's jewellery too - including the matching necklace, bracelet an earrings for her wedding, and Beth's confirmation jewellery.  Boy are they popular with their insurance company.  At least the tree and the greenhouse are replaceable!

Poor things. They're really going through it.
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Post by: doganjo on January 04, 2012, 12:07:21 am
And they've only been in the house since April!!!! ::) ::)
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Post by: Lesley Silvester on January 05, 2012, 12:15:06 am
Bet they're really glad they moved there.   :(
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Post by: jaykay on January 05, 2012, 07:00:14 am
Was everyone ok last night?

Flooded roads here and one of the big windows in the shed has blown out and smashed - haven't been round to the greenhouse yet, too dark, but it survived the last winds so fingers crossed.
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Post by: doganjo on January 05, 2012, 10:00:37 am
Bet they're really glad they moved there.   :(
Actually they are, it is a beautiful house and is their forever home - Victorian three story, 9 rooms 3 bathrooms and kitchen, with totally enclosed garden, close to centre of Stirling!  Perfect for them - but not for me. ::) ::) ::) ;D
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Post by: Rosemary on January 05, 2012, 01:45:53 pm
Actually they are, it is a beautiful house and is their forever home.

Yeah, that's what I said about Longcarse. And I don't think Dalmore will be our last home either  ;D
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Post by: robert waddell on January 12, 2012, 04:40:11 pm
if the last one was bawbag this one was c***    half past eight in the morning  electric of  road blocked with 6 fallen trees leylandi/cappressus   so we cleared a rout through them  two and a half HOURS it took us traffic once again flowing freely until eleven at night a council jcb comes out and pushes the tops of the trees into our field damaging the dyke and fence in the process     the trees brought the phone cable down as well     lillian straight up to the council telling them that will be the last time we clear the road  and to remove the trees as they were not ours the council came out the next day to remove them  cant touch them there is a cable they might damage  WTF it is broken anyway    then they are to big to go on the lorrie    they will arange for the chipper to come out    meanwhile bt wont come out as there are trees stopping them from working
so we went out as a family cut the trees up into manageable pieces and fu**** them back into crusty the clowns after we were finished Lil phones the council there is an obstruction on the road could you move it back they come with the jcb and push the whole lot back into crustys jobs a good one
half past three today we are back on line       no damage to our property other than the tops of two trees :farmer:
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Post by: Sandy on January 12, 2012, 09:37:50 pm
I thought Bawbags came in 2's anyway...we have a fair bit of damage but I am sooo upset by the amount of trees down in the forest, some blown down and some pushed down by the fallen ones, its hard to go into the forest with out comming across fallen trees, a lot of the paths are clear but its sad for the red squirrels that the trees were planted for, poor Scots pine trees down everywhere!!!!!    It was a bit windy lasst night as as the last one took roofs off I worried that things are loosened and will go with less of a storm.......whatever next,  maybe what RObert said...fingers crossed its not going to happen again......OH, is there a reclamation yard in Central Scotland, know one seems to know and we need an old chimney pot!!!!! thanks
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Post by: Rosemary on January 12, 2012, 09:52:51 pm
Try Hargreaves - they're in Kincardine, I think. They may be able to help.
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Post by: robert waddell on January 12, 2012, 10:09:39 pm
i am sure there is one in larbert lochlands ind est     they sell sinks windows floors etc :farmer:
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Post by: Sandy on January 12, 2012, 10:37:30 pm
Thanks, we do have one in the garden with a shrub twisted in it, we may be able to get it out...the insurance company are being mean......we also are in a conservation area so need to put the same up that fell down...thanks :wave:
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Post by: Womble on January 12, 2012, 10:39:45 pm
Sandy,

Robert's right - it's called "Cast Away", and is in Lochland's Loan, just up from the railway bridge, tel 01324 570 404.

Hope they can help you!!
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Post by: Sandy on January 12, 2012, 10:47:45 pm
I shall phone and find out but not sure of the eara of the pot, think its Edwardian so not that old, then again it could be Victorian or Georgian like the house.......must look at the I spy book of chimney pots thanks!!