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Flood Damage on the Denny

Flood Damage on the Denny

Date Added: 01 January 2003 Contributor: Unknown Year: 1940 Picture No: 157

Severe flood damage caused to the Denny c1940.

In the audio clip Mrs Newell talks about an incident during the flood.

Albums: Events, Streets

Groups: Interview with Mrs Newell

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Found this in a summary of the UK's weather in 1940.

July. Cool and very wet: the wettest of the century for Scotland. The 10th was a very wet day, with 25mm of rain widely, and over 50mm in places as far apart as Aberden and Berkshire; Scarborough recorded 106mm. Large hailstones at East Kirkby (Lincs.) smashed glass and flattened crops. On the 11th, 80mm more on the Brecon Beacons, and 90mm at Redcar on the 17th. Flooding in Cromarty on the 26th. The very end of the month wasn't quite as wet as the rest. The start of 11 consecutive colder-than-average months - the longest such run of the century.

Comment left on 22 April 2005 at 15:37 by Garve Scott-Lodge
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