Monday, December 01, 2014

Fireman and flooding, Theme Day, Worker

                           All in a days work

Earlier this year, the town of Ramsey and other parts of the Isle of Man suffered from high tide flooding. No amount of sand bagging the doorways of local business can completely save the properties from the tidal deluge and ensuing damage. The town was easier to canoe round than walk round for a day. In fact some people did canoe home with their shopping. This is Market Place, right near the harbour. The fireman and crew were busy not putting out fires, but pumping the tidal flooding from the local corner sweet shop (pictured) and other business premises along there, such as the local nightclub, cafe, and pub on the corner. All in days work for the local firemen. Thanks to the fire brigade and other services, most businesses were up and running within the week, though some suffered and closed until refurbishment work had been completed.

Image part of CDP theme day, and Our world Tuesday others around the world can be seen here and here

18 comments:

Birdman said...

That's certainly a good selection for the day.

Ramsey Mom said...

Part of island life hun. We plod on.

William Kendall said...

That's an ideal choice for the theme.

Halcyon said...

Firefighters are real multi-talented people. They can fight fires, floods and they save people's lives! I know that last part firsthand b/c a firefighter was the first responder when I was a baby and stopped breathing. I have a lot of respect for those guys.

Jane Hards Photography said...

I like the theme worker, gave me an opportunity to show the people and places, not just the pretty sunsets. Agree firefighters, very brave people.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Interesting post, and makes me wonder if this happens in your town from time to time (with extreme high tides).

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jane for sharing. Save the Post Office :)

jeannettestgermain said...

love to see firemen at work! They should have higher wages! (from several I had heard that they first were a fireman, but because of the wages, they took another job -what a shame:( )

bettyl-NZ said...

They have a hard job no matter what they are doing. Great post.

carol l mckenna said...

Neat shot and hope is well ~ hard workers!


Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol
a creative harbor

Kay said...

Great choice for theme day...these are workers we all love in a pinch.

EG CameraGirl said...

OH! Is this a problem that happens often in Ramsey...or is this the result of climate change?

Whatever,thank goodness for hard-working firefighters!

mumbaiiteanu said...

I love the colors.
Being a firefighter needs a lot of dedication. Not everyone can be one.
Very nice photo!

Thanks for your visit!

Fun60 said...

I can't think of a worse scenario than flooding and the long term consequences.

NC Sue said...

I like this shot - it's "ordinary" in a way, but the colors are crisp and fresh.

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Julie said...

Yes, I was wondering if this tidal flooding had been going on for centuries, or was getting increasingly worse due to Climate Change. Are there restrictions in the building code as a result of the costs incurred?

LOLfromPasa said...

It has been years since we visited Isle of Man. Lovely to discover your blog. Nice choice for theme day.

Reader Wil said...

I fear floods! Knowing that we live beneath sealevel is a constant feeling of being unsafe. I hope that you won't suffer from the flood.
Wil, ABCW Team

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