Well, I didn't expect ever to see our little town make headline news but it did tonight - we were headlines on BBC News at six o'clock, although most of the shots were actually in Bellerby, the nearby village, which took most of the flooding.
People are still clearing up and there is a lot of flood damage everywhere. It has rained on and off all day although not so heavily. In some parts of the village householders had to be rescued from their bedroom windows. The rain came down from the grouse moors above the village - there is heather but hardly a tree to be seen and several becks converge to make the (usually) pretty one which flows through the village and makes it such an attractive one. As it rushed down the road it was strong enough to move cars on drives and push them into garage doors - the power in the water was amazing. It is, of course, the talk of the town and everywhere one goes that is all one hears. It did happen before some years ago although not quite so bad. The land is used by the army and the general feeling is that they will have to do something to stop this happening again - although what I don't know. But then I am not a civil engineer.
Life is slowly returning to normal.