Biblical floods coming to Europe

Hundreds of people are unable to leave their homes because of snow-blocked roads.

“As Austria warns of snow, Germans, Dutch prepare for floods,” reads headline.

German news agency dpa reported that in southern and eastern Germany people were also bracing for further snowfall. or-floods/

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link

“The floods in Europe are going to be biblical this year,” says Jimmy. “This is only January 13. The snow will keep coming for at least two months – won’t all melt, If it all does, until late spring. The socialist government of Vienna spent the money to protect Vienna from floods, while the conservatives opposed it. So while there will be record high water in Vienna, theirs will be manageable. The conservative towns in Austria, the rest of Europe and the world, that refused to spend the money to be prepared, are going to be deep under water, up the creek without a boat or paddle.
P.S. Not all socialism is bad – not all conservatism is bad. All labels are bad.”

8 thoughts on “Biblical floods coming to Europe”

  1. JImmy. I disagree with your closing “PS”.

    All Socialism is bad.

    All Conservatism is good.

    Sorry, you are wrong, and it is this philosophy you express that is destroying individual mankind.

  2. In this day and age, there is plenty of knowledge of what is subject to flooding, which is much more destructive than heat and drought. Mother nature has a nasty habit of teaching lessons…but 3 months from now listen to the howling that global warming is the cause….idiots are so focused on today they will forget it snowed

  3. At least they’re preparing.
    I often think that we here in the US kind of let things go to the last minute.

  4. if theyre lucky eu might get some decent crops this yr..providing the flood damage doesent hit prime aglands.
    uk so far none?
    if they get it and floods again maybe this time theyll dredge the rivers and canals

  5. On the subject of Biblical foods, caused by periods of harsh winters, usually during periods of low UV levels, low solar output, and coronial SAW events causing blocking highs.

    This paper indicated that cyclic cooling occured from Roman times. With the proviso that conditions on the continent where far worse than the UK.

    Frost Fairs
    FROST FAIRS on the River Thames
    The earliest chronology is given by Charles Mackay in “The Thames and its Tributaries”, 1840. He omits to mention how he knows!

    250: the Thames was frozen over for nine weeks
    291: for six weeks;
    401: for two months;
    558: for six weeks;
    695: the Thames was frozen for six weeks, when booths were built, and a market held upon the ice;
    827: for nine weeks;
    908: for two months;
    923: for thirteen weeks;
    998: for five weeks;
    1063: for fourteen weeks;
    Subsequent dates have more evidence than presented by Charles Mackay
    1076: The river was again frozen over.

    1092: (from the Saturday Magazine 1835 -)

    [In] 1092, in the reign of William Rufus, is recorded a frost “whereby”, in the words of an old chronicler, “the great streams [of England] were congealed in such a manner that they could draw two hundred horsemen and carriages over them; whilst at their thawing, many bridges, both of wood and stone, were borne down, and divers water-mills were broken up, and carried away.

    1114: for four weeks;

    1150: According to The History and Survey of London and Its Environs from the Earliest Period by B Lambert, 1806 –

    We are told that in the year 1150 the summer proved so extremely wet, that a dearth almost equal to famine ensued ; and the winter of this year was remarkable for a severe frost, which commenced on the ninth of December, and continued till the beginning of March, during a great part of which time, the Thames was frozen so hard as to admit of carts and other carriages passing over the ice.

    1207: for eleven weeks.

    1282: From London on Thames, G H Birch, 1903 –

    In 1282 there was a most terrible frost, the like of which had never been known. The pressure of ice heaped up against [London] Bridge, and unable to pass through from the narrowness of the arches of the bridge, carried away five arches of it, and rendered it, of course, impassable for the time until they were rebuilt.

    1282: Stow, edited Howes says –

    From this Christmas till the Purification of Our Lady, there was such a frost and snow, as no man living could remember the like; wherethrough, five arches of London Bridge, and all Rochester Bridge, were borne downe and carried away by the streame; and the like happened to many bridges in England. And, not long after, men passed over the Thames, between Westminster and Lambeth, dry-shod.

    1410: Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London –

    Thys yere was the grete frost and ise and the most sharpest wenter that ever man sawe, and it duryd fourteen wekes, so that men might in dyvers places both goo and ryde over the Temse.

    1434: The History and Survey of London and Its Environs from the Earliest Period by B Lambert, 1806 –

    In the year 1434 a great frost began on the 24th of November, and held till the 10th of February, following ; whereby the river Thames was so strongly frozen, that all sorts of merchandizes and provisions brought into the mouth of the said river were unladen, and brought by land to the city.

    1506: Chronicles of the Grey Friars of London –

    Such a sore snowe and a frost that men myght goo with carttes over the Temse and horses, and it lastyd tylle Candelmas.

    1515: The History and Survey of London and Its Environs from the Earliest Period by B Lambert, 1806 –

    Fabian says, that, in 1515, the Thames was frozen so hard that carriages of all sorts passed between Westminster and Lambeth upon the ice.

    1564/5: Holinshed –

    the 21st of December, began a frost, which continued so extremely that on new year’s eve people went over and along the Thames on the ice from London Bridge to Westminster.
    Some played at the foot-ball as boldly there as if it had been on the dry land; diverse of the court shot daily at pricks set up on the Thames; and the people, both men and women, went on the Thames in greater numbers than in any street of the city of London.
    On the 31st day of January, at night, it began to thaw, and on the fifth day was no ice to be seen between London Bridge and Lambeth, which sudden thaw caused great floods and high waters, that bare down bridges and houses, and drowned many people in England.

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