Tuesday, 26 June 2007

The Great Sheffield Flood

Today much of South Yorkshire is mopping up after yesterday's floods and hoping that it is all over. However the fear about the Ulley Dam which is in danger of collapsing is keeping everyone on tenterhooks.

The direct result on libraries in Sheffield has not been too bad. As far as I know, no libraries were actually under water although several were affected indirectly. Tinsley and Hillsborough libraries are closed and Walkley has suffered from some water damage. The mobile service has been reduced but the fact that it is operating at all is typical of the dedication of this service.

Rotherham town centre was also badly hit and so far I have not had any news about the effect on libraries. I will post more information as I get it.

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