Morpeth only makes the headlines when there is a flood or a train crash. It was the sixties since such events have happened and although the Wansbeck anually bursts her banks the last couple of days have seen exceptional rainfall. We were lucky where we live but only just. Six houses opposite us were flooded as well as dozens further along the road but it was the hundreds of people who live closer to the river that were the real victims. The top five pics were taken yesteday afternoon, seven hours before it reached it's peak and the rest of the pics were taken this morning. I couldn't get across the water until today so I couldn't get to work last night. To give a bit idea how much the water level dropped overnight, the pic above with the upturned boats, those cars on the right were submerged yesterday afternoon. Lets hope it's another forty years or more until the next deluge.