Flood by Richard Doyle

By Richard Doyle

A typhoon rages over the north of england and a troop service founders within the Irish Sea. Flood signs are off the size, the seas are mountainous, and a spring tide is ready to strike the east coast. Air sea rescue and armed forces group of workers fight to save lots of lives however the worst is but to come back. while the typhoon reaches the south, the 2 forces of wind and tide will mix to ship a major, one-in-a-thousand tidal surge up the Thames. whilst an oil supertanker explodes within the estuary, it ignites the river, sending a wall of fireplace and water in the direction of Britain’s capital. This devastating and compulsive mystery is the tale of what occurs subsequent, and the determined makes an attempt to save lots of the capital from destruction.

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There is room for only a few hundred cars and the local council refuses to release more land. Lamar is working on them but for the present a car exclusion zone remains in force for two miles around the Dome. Visitors arrive by public transport, the unreliable London Underground's Jubilee Line, by coach or by boat from one of the up-river piers. Security on the gates recognise the Jaguar and wave him through. A billion pounds has been spent here, reclaiming a former gas works. A giant gas-holder still dominates the southern approach road.

I can swim,' he says as if that will make any difference. All four men have inflated their life vests. Spencer starts to pull himself up onto the lip of the hatch but Doug pushes him aside. Let me go first, he says, and launches himself through. He hangs onto the starboard landing gear with the water surging around him while Spencer grits his teeth and his two buddies help him out. As soon as he is clear, the park owner follows, with Jacob bringing up the rear. ************************* On the land, Rhys can just make out the gleam of the helicopter's cabin lights among the spray and plunges towards them through the waves.

Nothing can possibly go wrong. 9 At the Barrier, preparations are rolling down for closure at 10 am. The Closure Warning message has been sent to the Agency regions, to electricity companies and power stations, London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police, Thames Water and London Underground. Before the Barrier itself can close, thirty-seven subsidiary gates and barriers downstream of Woolwich have to be confirmed shut. Some of these, like the barrier on Barking Creek and the King George V dock gates, are massive structures in their own right.

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