I am thinking of a Xmas trip over.
We did have someone who looked after the house on a once a month basis, but they let us down in the middle of this year.
I may just wait until Easter, a long way off so may just keep fingers crossed, and do what "Maggy" said think the worst but hope for the best!!
Message posted by blueyes on 17áNovemberá2010 at 3:49pm - IP Logged
I spoke to someone in Corfu this morning, they too live in the N/W of the island, I was informed they knew nothing about the flooding, but if I was referring to last nights/early hours of this morning it hadn't caused any problems they were aware of in their vicinity.
Andy,I'm sure your house will be fine as it's in such a sheltered spot.
We too have thought of going to Corfu to check things out, but, Accuweather is saying heavy rain until 25th November, also what's to say if we arrive, check things out and everything is OK, it might be, as soon as our backs are turned the same concerns could happen again, even into spring 2011
Our neighbours have a key, but only hold it in case we lock ourselves out
If they did happen to check for any damage and found some, what could they do at their age? Fingers crossed for every one with concerns
Message posted by maggy on 17áNovemberá2010 at 4:24pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by jrk on 17áNovemberá2010
Gosh oh Golly, first fire storms, then wind storms, now water flooding. Sound like the great plagues in Egypt! In which case, only a few more to go...
Darkness for 3 days
A locust plague
Disease of the goats/chickens
Cannot remember the others... á
Job's Comforter comes to mind
Message posted by geordielass on 17áNovemberá2010 at 4:43pm - IP Logged
Sidari which usually floods at the slightest drop was OK today. Even the road to my house down along beach road was not flooded (which is nearly always submerged) so I think we have been lucky. Relatively dry now and sun shining. Close escape comes to mind.
jaybirds house wasnt even flooded so the cats didnt need their surfboards...
Message posted by Lavinia on 17áNovemberá2010 at 4:43pm - IP Logged
I think the south has been hit harder than the north and a man I spoke with in the bank told me the road between Messonghi and Perama has been badly hit. Our electricity has been on and off all day and apparently some places in the south still have no power. So the comment about "3 days of darkness" is not such a joke! I am unable to get the Corfu news channel at the moment to see what is going on but one report I have read was that one person had been killed and thirty injured which I seriously hope was an exaggeration. I also heard that help has been sent from Epirus as the poor firemen, yet again, are reportedly inundated with requests to pump out flooded areas. Of course all this is "hearsay" but I certainly have never seen anything like the debris, water, damage to roads and mud-slides which I saw this morning.
I hope everyone stays safe.
Message posted by 2Tonsils on 17áNovemberá2010 at 5:03pm - IP Logged
I drove to Corfu town from Sinarades and I was shocked at the amount of flooding, debris on the road and damage done by the storm. I got up at 3am to unplug everything, the next thing the storm was on us and the village power got zapped ...at ten past...close call!!! It came back on at 4.30 tonight after the demos and deh worked all day on it.
The allotments and vineyards just outside the village are really flooded. I have some photos but not sure I can upload them. Various parts of the road were flooded on the way to town, the children were being carried over the water into the school in Potamos and the bridge over the river was in danger, so the police closed it off and I have to detour back to where I started.
On the other way into town I saw lots of rubble on the road...After Gloupos, further up near the chemists on the main road, it looked like mud and rubble had gone into the houses and they were hosing them out on one side while the fire men pumped water out of the other side. The car wash on the bottom road was deeply flooded and having to be pumped out. Near to Jimmy's garage there was a landslide opposite. Many old stone walls have been badly damaged with the flood water.
The side of the main road down to Agios Gordios had broken away in two places and fallen down the mountain before the storm when I walked past yesterday, so I don't hold out much hope for it in this weather. It has been sectioned off and warnings put up, but it has broken away right up to the barrier.
Hope everyone else in Corfu is okay as we are in Sinarades centre.
I will try and put the pics on my album page on here.
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