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.
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