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Author Topic: SUBSIDISED FLOODING KIT  (Read 4142 times)
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« on: February 02, 2009, 07:23:27 PM »

Any Royal Borough households identified as being in the flood plain are eligible to take up the offer of subsidised grab bags to use in the event of flooding. Thanks to a Royal Borough subsidy, residents can save up to 10 off the retail cost of approximately 30. The offer runs until 31 March and applies to the first 1,000 applications.

To order or find out more visit or

For flooding information visit
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 10:24:07 PM »

The headline is incorrect. Sandbags have nothing to do with it.
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James Hatch
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 02:21:47 AM »

We are viewing on TV the traffic jamming snowfall in the South East of England. All I pray is that you do not get a sudden thaw. Let us hope that you all get a very slow melt, or the shades of 1947 may occur. It depends on how much snow has fallen in the Cotswolds and Chilterns. So pray for a slow thaw.
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e tenebris lux

« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009, 09:59:37 PM »

This looks like a bit of a gimmick to me.

There will be those of us who have this stuff because we take part in activities which require them but for the rest of us a bit of lateral thinking will provide most of it:

Rubber gloves - marigolds under the sink
Space blanket - I prefer survival bags as you can get right inside them and keep the wind out (4 from Millets or Blacks) A wheelie bin liner will work at a pinch (but keep your head outside it so you can breathe!) - double thickness will be better. 
Hand cleaning gel - a lot of people have this in the bathroom anyway
First aid kit - ditto
Torch - worth having.  I quite like the shaky ones (5 at Tesco at Loudwater) as you do not have to worry that the battery might be flat.
Water purification - you can buy these from a pharmacy or Blacks/Millets. Apparently chlorine based ones only kill bacteria but iodine ones kill viruses and protozoa as well - but taste worse. If you have a decent camping stove you can use this to kill them off by boiling - and then warm yourself up with a hot drink.
Radio - if you only have a mains one then in a flood this one looks ideal:

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