Here the weather thought “Don’t stop me now”…
London has seen better days. First EM bankruptcy and now this: a heavy storm hit the English capital, flooding the streets on Monday, especially in the western part of the metropolis.
Rock legend Brian May (73), who lives in Kensington’s luxury and royal district, is also impressed. On Tuesday, the Queen guitarist posted the flood disaster on Instagram.
Indeed, May spent “a nice day” with his wife Anita Dobson (72) at Royal Holloway College in Egham outside the city, as the composer writes. But then the arrival at home: “Fear in our house”! The property was like a field of rubble. Mud and dirt everywhere. Soaked pictures, photographs and drawings are spread all over the floor.
All the precious memories I brought home from my studio to save us from a possible wildfire. And now this: Drunk instead of flashlight! what bad luck!
May speaks of a “soaked chaos”. “It is gross and pretty heartbreaking. As if we were attacked and violated,” said the gloomy Queen star.
But above all, May is also: angry! And a culprit has already been found – the authorities and his neighbors must be held responsible for the disaster!
Bryan attributes this to the fact that the posh part of the city was particularly good for swimming as several dungeons have been built or expanded in recent times. However, the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea may have overlooked the dangers and inadvertently granted building permits. And thus “approved the destruction of our quality of life,” May said.
May call his neighbors “basement bastards”
Is there a dispute in the neighborhood? Brian derides the local residents as “selfish, cellar-making bastards” who will plague the district with noise, pollution, and destruction.
In his opinion Britain is not alone. Meteorologist Marie Dhonou also sees a problem in the so-called super basement, which goes down several levels. Super basements are especially popular with wealthy residents and are particularly large, and even include garages, cinemas, and pools.
Dhonau after the flood “daily Mail”: “The water has to go somewhere. When it rains, it falls to the ground and seeps down. Super cellars are built where water seeps naturally.”
As experts point out, North Kensington is a prime example of these oversized basements, which tend to absorb a lot of water.
May is in really cold water now. And hope that can still dry up their sweet memories.
Apart from many houses in the city, many underground stations were also flooded. The fire brigade received over 1000 emergency calls. On Tuesday, the sun again shone to 23 degrees.
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