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Floods in Nicosia

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:40 am

...impressive,

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=VIAAQ_cow50[/youtube]

...is there a lot of damage?

The Meteorology department later revised its forecast, saying “heavy thunderstorms probably accompanied by hail will affect the area” where rain water accumulation possibly could exceed 70 milimetres in a six-hour period, more than double the estimate issued hours earlier.

The heaviest impact is expected to take place after midnight, according to Kathimerini Cyprus.

Wednesday skies will remain mostly cloudy with chances of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, while a hail storm is also expected. Maximum highs will reach 19 degrees inland, 20 along the coast, and 9 in the mountains.
http://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news ... -to-orange
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby B25 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:51 am

I hope the MPs and the President got flooded, because we have this same shit year in year out and no action is taken by anyone and then we have the same complaints.

What's even funnier is the ministry of Interior was going to have a test run for flood response, ha ha F ha, bit late now when everyone is under water.

What a bunch of tossers.
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby Get Real! » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:27 am

B25 wrote:I hope the MPs and the President got flooded, because we have this same shit year in year out and no action is taken by anyone and then we have the same complaints.

What's even funnier is the ministry of Interior was going to have a test run for flood response, ha ha F ha, bit late now when everyone is under water.

What a bunch of tossers.

The town halls are responsible for roads flooding but not homes.

Countless homes have suffered flood damage of some level, because they’re not building them right.

ie: You’ve got to build one meter higher than the level of the road you are at.
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby Paphitis » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:01 pm

Saw YouTube. Not really a flood. Maybe a flash flood but it isn’t much.

Anyone remember the Brisbane floods a few years ago?
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:12 am

...sadly, this time some die in floods here in Cyprus,


ATHENS: At least four people were killed in flooding in northern Cyprus as hail and rain hammered the island, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Thursday (Dec 6).

The victims died when their car was swept away during heavy rain late on Wednesday, media reported. Cyprus residents have reported virtually uninterrupted rain since early Tuesday, with some saying it was the heaviest in memory.


Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... g-11007834


...world news,
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby Robin Hood » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:44 pm

This morning around 9am I drove the 6km to the bottom of the hill to do a bit of shopping.(Going from 400m to maybe 100m amsl)

On the approach to the village at the bottom of the hill were a team of maybe 10 men, drain covers up and shovelling piles of rubbish out of the drains. Yesterday the whole road at this point was maybe 150-200mm under water.

Drove back at 1130 and the men had all gone ........... leaving all the rubbish in piles just next to the drain it had come from! A simple glance at the sky would tell an idiot that heavy rain was imminent, also hinted at by the rumble of thunder in the hills.

Are Cypriots totally bereft of any common sense?

It is no wonder they get flooded out every year as they throw their rubbish out of car windows and this blocks all the storm drains, then, if it does drain away into the river beds ....... they build their houses on the dry river bed ...... where there is even more rubbish blocking the culverts ..... and they wonder why the water backs up and they get flooded every year. They never learn!
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby Get Real! » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:42 pm

Robin Hood wrote:Drove back at 1130 and the men had all gone ........... leaving all the rubbish in piles just next to the drain it had come from! A simple glance at the sky would tell an idiot that heavy rain was imminent, also hinted at by the rumble of thunder in the hills.

Are Cypriots totally bereft of any common sense?

It is no wonder they get flooded out every year as they throw their rubbish out of car windows and this blocks all the storm drains, then, if it does drain away into the river beds ....... they build their houses on the dry river bed ...... where there is even more rubbish blocking the culverts ..... and they wonder why the water backs up and they get flooded every year. They never learn!

Just because you weren’t there when the truck arrived to collect the rubbish doesn’t mean it never came. :)
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby MR-from-NG » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:24 pm

4 dead so far in the north with more rain expected by Sunday. Our idiots are guilty of manslaughter because if they hadn't blocked and land-filled all the rivers running through cities and villages the water would have had somewhere to flow to. I remember 2 small rivers and having to cross 2 bridges in our village. There are block of flats there now.
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:22 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:Drove back at 1130 and the men had all gone ........... leaving all the rubbish in piles just next to the drain it had come from! A simple glance at the sky would tell an idiot that heavy rain was imminent, also hinted at by the rumble of thunder in the hills.

Are Cypriots totally bereft of any common sense?

It is no wonder they get flooded out every year as they throw their rubbish out of car windows and this blocks all the storm drains, then, if it does drain away into the river beds ....... they build their houses on the dry river bed ...... where there is even more rubbish blocking the culverts ..... and they wonder why the water backs up and they get flooded every year. They never learn!

Just because you weren’t there when the truck arrived to collect the rubbish doesn’t mean it never came. :)


...simple enough, the next time you go down the hill, the garbage will be there, or not.

If it is, i'd like to know, because it is relevant as news, worthy of being news.

...indeed, we talk about flooding, and filled or not, also the dams every year, this seems much worse; climate change? Yet it does not change the fact, ignorance, or good management (have costs), the benefits, to who, are different. While no one likes following rules at some point in their lives, all of us at some point, realise their reason. Cleanliness and order makes sense; respect and recognition: here are good reasons why. Water, every drop of it is important to all of us, these incidences, in Cyprus, demonstrate the need for more care, worse in my mind, it demonstrates a weakness within us, as Cypriots.
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Re: Floods in Nicosia

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:47 pm

MR-from-NG wrote:4 dead so far in the north with more rain expected by Sunday. Our idiots are guilty of manslaughter because if they hadn't blocked and land-filled all the rivers running through cities and villages the water would have had somewhere to flow to. I remember 2 small rivers and having to cross 2 bridges in our village. There are block of flats there now.


...this happens everywhere, it still happens, not just in Cyprus, when developers buy land, like a riverbed, because it is cheap. Houses by a riverbed, dry or not make for excellent views, housing on the riverbed makes them that much more money, for building housing; but before it becomes a catastrophic disaster, it may take forty years, it was too late (as planned), there were buyers, never mind a Civil Service that chased(s) the immediate reward of having more taxes to spend.

...it would be nice to have a Federal government, above this influence, which sets (and being in the EU follows) standards, that Constituencies, and their Municipalities respect and recognise as acts. (...just saying.)
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