The last home not flooded in Moorland

This is The West Country: The view of Sam Notaro's home from above as the water closes in The view of Sam Notaro's home from above as the water closes in

WITH most of Moorland underwater and nearly everyone evacuated, one man is still desperately trying to save his home.

“The entire village is derelict” said Sam Notaro, one of the last remaining people in Moorland. “Most of the people have moved out of the village. They have got water up to their waists.”

Sam's home turned into its own island over two weeks ago and with water rapidly approaching, he starting building his own dam on Tuesday, February 4, to protect his house.

Sam said: “Any water that is seeping through the dam we are pumping out. The pumps stopped last night so we had to wade out in the night to get them running again.

“I am lucky I've got friends and family helping me. Without the team behind me I would not have been able to do it.”

Craig Fleming, a friend of Sam who is helping run the pumps, said: “When I got here on Saturday I was speechless. Whatever people see in the news or read about, times that by about 50.

“When I came here, Sam hadn't slept for 3 days. I ran the pumps to keep the water out so he could get some sleep.”

Sam's two baby daughters, two year old Aquilla and four month old Bella, moved out over a week ago with his partner Alana to her parents house, leaving Sam to try save their house with friends and family.

Sam said: “Nick Hagget has been running the diggers and he's doing an amazing job. He's risked losing his machine and without him our house would be gone.

“The Environment Agency boys here, Steve Stamp and Steve Scaddon, are two local lads who have been no end of help as well.”

There are still a few people left in Moorland. Gary Young, neighbourhood police team sergeant for Sedgemoor, said: “We are conscious that people are still out there so we are still providing a police service. We advised them to leave but some people stayed even though they're flooded.”

Sam said: “The mud we are putting on the damn now is just like soup so it's just falling off again. The water is about nine to 12 inches from the top of the dam and going up five inches a day.

“We are going to try hold out. We are trying to protect out home like anyone would.”

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8:55am Wed 12 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

Hats off to Sam, and the team he has trying to protect his family home, he and his family over the years have built many family homes around the area, of high quality, fabricated Window systems, and have provided many jobs for a great number of people.
So where some may begrudge him and his family their wealth and lifestyle, I do not. !! His Family came here as refugees, settled into our Region, began business in the local area. Having myself just returned from a weekend Trip to Poland, krakow, seeing the Death Camps @ Auzwicht , fully understanding the Horrors that the Polish Jews endured therein, was heart rendering, and
Almost unbelievable, but alas True.
The extent of the Horror they suffered, will stay with me for ever, of course I knew before the History of the Nazi Regime, but to see first hand the Death Camps, and to learn that 200.000 Polish Jews, dissadents, from Europe , even Norweigens and Swedes, were shipped there to their deaths. With the max life in the Camps 3 Months, three out of every 4 arriving were Gassed in the 'Shower Blocks IMMEDIATLY on arrival. The One in 4 that were segregated out to work in the Factories, under the SS, until they dropped and died from malnourishment, and ill health. Appauling, that this was allowed to happen, Then.........,....An
d now, still similar, are happening to Refugees in and across this our modern world, by barbaric Tyranical Despots !!!!!
David L Preece
Blue -Owl
Heart rendering Experience, But necessary to Witness Personally, so as to Understand the Brutality of Hitlers Brutal Period.
Hats off to Sam, and the team he has trying to protect his family home, he and his family over the years have built many family homes around the area, of high quality, fabricated Window systems, and have provided many jobs for a great number of people. So where some may begrudge him and his family their wealth and lifestyle, I do not. !! His Family came here as refugees, settled into our Region, began business in the local area. Having myself just returned from a weekend Trip to Poland, krakow, seeing the Death Camps @ Auzwicht , fully understanding the Horrors that the Polish Jews endured therein, was heart rendering, and Almost unbelievable, but alas True. The extent of the Horror they suffered, will stay with me for ever, of course I knew before the History of the Nazi Regime, but to see first hand the Death Camps, and to learn that 200.000 Polish Jews, dissadents, from Europe , even Norweigens and Swedes, were shipped there to their deaths. With the max life in the Camps 3 Months, three out of every 4 arriving were Gassed in the 'Shower Blocks IMMEDIATLY on arrival. The One in 4 that were segregated out to work in the Factories, under the SS, until they dropped and died from malnourishment, and ill health. Appauling, that this was allowed to happen, Then.........,....An d now, still similar, are happening to Refugees in and across this our modern world, by barbaric Tyranical Despots !!!!! David L Preece Blue -Owl Heart rendering Experience, But necessary to Witness Personally, so as to Understand the Brutality of Hitlers Brutal Period. Blue Owl

8:43pm Thu 13 Feb 14

BaldCarl2 says...

And the point if your post is....
And the point if your post is.... BaldCarl2

11:22am Fri 14 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

BaldCarl2 wrote:
And the point if your post is....
What ever you want it to be Bald Carl, just as to the point of your Post, Pointless, apart from attempting as usual to post nothing but be a smart arse.
[quote][p][bold]BaldCarl2[/bold] wrote: And the point if your post is....[/p][/quote]What ever you want it to be Bald Carl, just as to the point of your Post, Pointless, apart from attempting as usual to post nothing but be a smart arse. Blue Owl

11:28am Fri 14 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

One day Bald Carl, you will actually post a comment First, on a subject, whatever, then we can comment and pass judgement on yourself.
But that means you actually have to have an original thought to Post first. !!
Go on give it ago, create a Post, with your OWN Thoughts, and Words, !!
David
Blue-Owl
Who's a pretty Boy Then , Now, !!!! Or are you just A Parrot, that can only repeat someone else's Words. ?????? Or Budgie !!!
One day Bald Carl, you will actually post a comment First, on a subject, whatever, then we can comment and pass judgement on yourself. But that means you actually have to have an original thought to Post first. !! Go on give it ago, create a Post, with your OWN Thoughts, and Words, !! David Blue-Owl Who's a pretty Boy Then , Now, !!!! Or are you just A Parrot, that can only repeat someone else's Words. ?????? Or Budgie !!! Blue Owl

10:04am Sat 15 Feb 14

freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter says...

Nice one Dave! Just when I thought you're ramblings couldn't get any more entertaining you pull this one out of the bag.

Turning a story about a flooded house into a rant about Nazi death camps must have taken some doing even in your scrambled mind!

Oh, and if you're going to write about such a heinous period of human history at least have enough respect to spell the name of the place correctly - it's Auschwitz.

Irrespective of your blinkered political leanings you truly are an odious, delusional man
Nice one Dave! Just when I thought you're ramblings couldn't get any more entertaining you pull this one out of the bag. Turning a story about a flooded house into a rant about Nazi death camps must have taken some doing even in your scrambled mind! Oh, and if you're going to write about such a heinous period of human history at least have enough respect to spell the name of the place correctly - it's Auschwitz. Irrespective of your blinkered political leanings you truly are an odious, delusional man freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter

9:28pm Sat 15 Feb 14

notasnarrowmindedasmost says...

And to make matters even worse Blue Tit has now put his own spin on history over 1.1 million were murdered at Auschwitz 90% of those jews ....empty vessels really do make the most noise .
And to make matters even worse Blue Tit has now put his own spin on history over 1.1 million were murdered at Auschwitz 90% of those jews ....empty vessels really do make the most noise . notasnarrowmindedasmost

2:52am Sun 16 Feb 14

Three Pots Derek says...

Well Done Sam wishing you all the best our house is nothing like yours but I would do all I could to prevent it from flooding
Well Done Sam wishing you all the best our house is nothing like yours but I would do all I could to prevent it from flooding Three Pots Derek

9:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Blue Owl says...

freddie_mercury_unde
rcover_reporter
wrote:
Nice one Dave! Just when I thought you're ramblings couldn't get any more entertaining you pull this one out of the bag.

Turning a story about a flooded house into a rant about Nazi death camps must have taken some doing even in your scrambled mind!

Oh, and if you're going to write about such a heinous period of human history at least have enough respect to spell the name of the place correctly - it's Auschwitz.

Irrespective of your blinkered political leanings you truly are an odious, delusional man
Notsonarrowminded, how have I put my own spin, pray tell ???
Where have I said different, I have not. What I said was 200.000 in the Camps at any one time, with a life expectancy of Max 3 Months.
With only 1 in4 from the trains were spared initially, the three were sent direct to the Gas Chambers, oh my sincere apologies for my misspelling of the Camp. How chuffed those who spotted it must you be.
I love it when all the posts out there can both to find the errors in my posts.
Must make you so full of yourselves. One day you will Post a Pre- emptive personal veiwpoint, Comment, instead of only slagging my post.
All I did was to give some thought to a harrowing experience, that was brought home to me last weekend in Auschwitz. ( Correct Spelling) .
David L Preece
Blue - Owl
[quote][p][bold]freddie_mercury_unde rcover_reporter[/bold] wrote: Nice one Dave! Just when I thought you're ramblings couldn't get any more entertaining you pull this one out of the bag. Turning a story about a flooded house into a rant about Nazi death camps must have taken some doing even in your scrambled mind! Oh, and if you're going to write about such a heinous period of human history at least have enough respect to spell the name of the place correctly - it's Auschwitz. Irrespective of your blinkered political leanings you truly are an odious, delusional man[/p][/quote]Notsonarrowminded, how have I put my own spin, pray tell ??? Where have I said different, I have not. What I said was 200.000 in the Camps at any one time, with a life expectancy of Max 3 Months. With only 1 in4 from the trains were spared initially, the three were sent direct to the Gas Chambers, oh my sincere apologies for my misspelling of the Camp. How chuffed those who spotted it must you be. I love it when all the posts out there can both to find the errors in my posts. Must make you so full of yourselves. One day you will Post a Pre- emptive personal veiwpoint, Comment, instead of only slagging my post. All I did was to give some thought to a harrowing experience, that was brought home to me last weekend in Auschwitz. ( Correct Spelling) . David L Preece Blue - Owl Blue Owl

11:57am Fri 21 Feb 14

notasnarrowmindedasmost says...

Blue Owl wrote:
freddie_mercury_unde

rcover_reporter
wrote:
Nice one Dave! Just when I thought you're ramblings couldn't get any more entertaining you pull this one out of the bag.

Turning a story about a flooded house into a rant about Nazi death camps must have taken some doing even in your scrambled mind!

Oh, and if you're going to write about such a heinous period of human history at least have enough respect to spell the name of the place correctly - it's Auschwitz.

Irrespective of your blinkered political leanings you truly are an odious, delusional man
Notsonarrowminded, how have I put my own spin, pray tell ???
Where have I said different, I have not. What I said was 200.000 in the Camps at any one time, with a life expectancy of Max 3 Months.
With only 1 in4 from the trains were spared initially, the three were sent direct to the Gas Chambers, oh my sincere apologies for my misspelling of the Camp. How chuffed those who spotted it must you be.
I love it when all the posts out there can both to find the errors in my posts.
Must make you so full of yourselves. One day you will Post a Pre- emptive personal veiwpoint, Comment, instead of only slagging my post.
All I did was to give some thought to a harrowing experience, that was brought home to me last weekend in Auschwitz. ( Correct Spelling) .
David L Preece
Blue - Owl
Blue Owl there is a word we use that sums you up perfectly "Metumtam" if you have any Jewish friends although I doubt it when you write drivel like you do ask them what it means .
So I will explain to you how you put your own spin on this , please read slowly and think . You said " The extent of the Horror they suffered, will stay with me for ever, of course I knew before the History of the Nazi Regime, but to see first hand the Death Camps, and to learn that 200.000 Polish Jews, dissadents, from Europe , even Norweigens and Swedes, were shipped there to their deaths "
That is not correct as I pointed out to you over 1.1million were murdered there and 90% of those were Jews . Just in case you do not understand percentages that is 9 out of every 10 people murdered were Jews . So what next , The Holocaust did not happen ???? Nearly 6 million Jews murdered .
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freddie_mercury_unde rcover_reporter[/bold] wrote: Nice one Dave! Just when I thought you're ramblings couldn't get any more entertaining you pull this one out of the bag. Turning a story about a flooded house into a rant about Nazi death camps must have taken some doing even in your scrambled mind! Oh, and if you're going to write about such a heinous period of human history at least have enough respect to spell the name of the place correctly - it's Auschwitz. Irrespective of your blinkered political leanings you truly are an odious, delusional man[/p][/quote]Notsonarrowminded, how have I put my own spin, pray tell ??? Where have I said different, I have not. What I said was 200.000 in the Camps at any one time, with a life expectancy of Max 3 Months. With only 1 in4 from the trains were spared initially, the three were sent direct to the Gas Chambers, oh my sincere apologies for my misspelling of the Camp. How chuffed those who spotted it must you be. I love it when all the posts out there can both to find the errors in my posts. Must make you so full of yourselves. One day you will Post a Pre- emptive personal veiwpoint, Comment, instead of only slagging my post. All I did was to give some thought to a harrowing experience, that was brought home to me last weekend in Auschwitz. ( Correct Spelling) . David L Preece Blue - Owl[/p][/quote]Blue Owl there is a word we use that sums you up perfectly "Metumtam" if you have any Jewish friends although I doubt it when you write drivel like you do ask them what it means . So I will explain to you how you put your own spin on this , please read slowly and think . You said " The extent of the Horror they suffered, will stay with me for ever, of course I knew before the History of the Nazi Regime, but to see first hand the Death Camps, and to learn that 200.000 Polish Jews, dissadents, from Europe , even Norweigens and Swedes, were shipped there to their deaths " That is not correct as I pointed out to you over 1.1million were murdered there and 90% of those were Jews . Just in case you do not understand percentages that is 9 out of every 10 people murdered were Jews . So what next , The Holocaust did not happen ???? Nearly 6 million Jews murdered . notasnarrowmindedasmost

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