Social Media To The Rescue!

Social media may have a lot of down sides but over the past week or so it has proved to be a valuable network keeping people in Aberdeenshire up to date with the current flooding situation.

It was my first day back at work after the holidays and it’s pretty much not stopped raining for the past few days so the roads are quite bad and I live 30 miles away from work. There’s a Facebook page that I’ve followed for a while called Fubar News which reports news and events around the area. It shares big news stories but also the smaller stories that local news wouldn’t report such as lost cats etc.

When I checked it in the afternoon I saw this… 

 

That’s my Main Street! 

Greg messaged me, finished work early, came to collect me and although we drove through quite a lot of water there was still some daylight and things did get worse later on. Thanks to that update we set off home at the ideal time.

I was slightly concerned that perhaps the house would be flooded but upon messaging someone on the video’s comments thread I was reassured that the area near my house was ok.

The admins of this site have been working so hard to keep everyone up to date, where to get help and also sharing other people’s kind offers of help. It’s been a real community hub during these few days so well done to everyone involved!

There’s not really much anyone can do to stop these things happening but an awareness and precautionary measures do help so I hope everyone stays safe! 

What about you – have you any stories of where social media played a part in keeping people up to date with a situation? Let me know by commenting below or tweet me @stevesays2014

A Slightly Different View Of Aberdeen Beach Today…

Every so slightly different view of the beach today than when we were there on New Year’s day all thanks to mother nature

 

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Welcome to 2016 everyone and I hope this year is full of good health, lots of wealth and a plethora of happiness. Last year to bring in the New Year we got high – as in we climbed a mountain. This year we couldn’t get much higher, so we went lower…

To see the first sunrise of 2016 we got up early (there was a coffee in the bag spillage incident but that’s another story) and went down to sea level at Aberdeen beach…

Imust have taken over 300 photos and after spending the rest of the morning looking through them all I think those are the best. Sadly, there was a some cloud cover so I never really got the sunrise that I wanted.

To prove how low I actually got here’s me a split second before I had wet feet…

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After the beach we decided to go…

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Baba Vanga The Blind Bulgarian Mystic Is Going To Help Me Win The Biggest Every National Lottery Jackpot Of £42.2 Million

Oh well, she doesn’t get it right all the time. There’s always Saturday! http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2015/12/30/lotto-jackpot-rolls-over-to-record-465-million/

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Baba Vanga, a Bulgarian clairvoyant, has hit the headlines after apparently correctly predicting the 9/11 terror attacks, the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and the rise of ISIS.

The United Kingdom’s biggest Lotto prize is up for grabs as the rollover jackpot climbs to an estimated £42.2million.

I need to pick 6 numbers between 1 and 59 – so, how else should I choose them – over to Baba!

Since she has been pretty good at predicting things that have happened so far in the years beginning with 20 – the first number I choose is 20.

Between 2025 and 2028 a new energy source will be created, global hunger will start to be eradicated and a manned spacecraft to Venus will be launched. Options here are 25, 26, 27 & 28

“From 2033 to 2045 the polar ice caps will melt, causing ocean levels to rise. Meanwhile, Muslims rule Europe…

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#StormFrank – Look What Ya Did To My Bridge You Little Jerk!

Storm Frank has hit parts of Aberdeenshire and sadly the bridge where I filmed this video

 

…has taken a battering as can be seen in the Evening Express

 

Stay safe everyone!

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