Living Below Sea Level

High volume pumping kit

Everyone knows–or at least I assume everyone knows–that parts of the Netherlands (aka Holland…see this video for more information on this country)–are below sea level.  Well, did you know that part of England is also below sea level?  Well, it is:  Somerset  I didn’t know it until the news media started running stories about pumping in Somerset.  Here’s some news stories (along with a video you can watch):

Will the military help pump at Somerset
Pumping Continues (good video)

[Update 2014-02-16 07:42:14] Here’s an article about flooding in Croydon (with some pictures that Isaac and I took yesterday.

Image from alex foster via flickr

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