|At least the rabbit is prepared!|
More flood pictures! It all has a compelling fascination - at once heartbreaking (when you see the flooded houses, businesses, damaged roads and bridges) and scary but also awesome to comprehend the power of the water and the scale of the floods. There were many people out with their phones. I didn't take my camera as it was so very wet.
This is Baildon Bridge over the River Aire just downstream from Saltaire. I was standing on a traffic island in the middle of the road.
The water was right up to the top of the arches... river on the right, road on the left!
Green Lane, Baildon - not so green now! Baildon Bridge (previous pics) passes across the photo between the buildings at the bottom of the road.
A family had to be rescued from the upper floor of one of these houses. In the background you can see the Victoria Mills apartment complex. That was inundated, though I think the lowest floors are mainly car-parking and service areas rather than residences. The picture below is in the centre of the VM complex and is a bar, the VM Lounge, flooded almost to the ceiling. The greenery is the tops of trees on the outdoor terrace.