- Posted February 26, 2014 by
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Wintry weather 2014
2013 UK's Wettest Winter Since 1969!
By Andrea Thomson Doortechnique Garage Doors Bournemouth 26 February 2014 10:57:00 UTC
Well it’s official! 2013 was the wettest winter on record since 1969 according to the UK Met office, leaving two people dead and thousands flooded or without power.
We’ve witnessed the worst tidal surges for 60 years, hitting the east and west coasts of England particularly Wales - resulting in 60 severe flood warnings issued by The Environment Agency.
Communities as far apart as Scotland and Essex are affected by flooding and there are major disruption to Train services across the country.
London benefitted from the protection of The Thames Barrier, closing for the seventeenth time since it was built without which our capital would today be underwater.
Despite continued discussions the yet unsolved dilemma of the cause of our climate change remains a mystery. Are we living lives that fuel greenhouse gases or is our planet enduring a phase of cyclical change?
The Warsaw climate change Conference in 2013 gathered together key heads of state to discuss the impact upon the world of our changing climate. Too little too late perhaps?
Locally we’ve witnessed the weather showing it’s invincible might, we are powerless within our communities to do anything except adapt, to live with this major upheaval in our lives.
According to the New Scientist (22/2/14) abandon or adapt are the key words for managing our future. “Make room for the Water.” To those of us affected by the flooding, this is a chilling prospect both emotionally and financially.
Doortechnique as a small local business in Dorset and we operate with transparency as we trade. Give your support to the campaign to bring climate discussions OUT into the public domain where the important issues of community and business are discussed and supported at local levels.
Is it time we took the impact of our changing climate more seriously at the small micro level perhaps building a new initiative called “community climate watch” to operate in the same way as “neighbourhood watch,” where we have the funds and local council support in the event of emergencies.
We operate a Garage Door Emergency Service and have witnessed the storms and tidal surges first hand this year – please call Mark if we can help or support any problems you may be experiencing with your garage door.
However, on the bright side, we may well experience another long spell of hot summer weather too!
If you’re tired of getting wet why not automate your garage door, at the press of a button unload your car in the comfort and cover of your garage – especially if it’s integral! Call Mark Andrews today for your garage door automation survey and no obligation quotation on 01202 877223 or 07801 398101.