How are those storm surge gates on the Thames holding up? Is one of those pix of those?
No, those pics are down on the South coast and West Wales. They're bearing the brunt of the 100+mph winds. The Thames has been overflowing from about Windsor right down to Chertsey,a distance of about twenty miles or so. Meanwhile the 'levels' down in Somerset are still underwater, and the agricultural boffins are now saying that the grass is dead underneath.....anything over about three weeks submerged will be no good for grazing, and when it finally drains, they say that it will be like a 'fetid swamp', not fit for cud munching until late autumn or even next spring, when it has recovered.
Thousands of tone of sileage and hay bales are now being donated by fellow farmers up and down the country, including the Queen's farm. She is sending quite a huge amount....well, not personally, as I'm sure she has a bandy legged lacky to do that sort of stuff for her.
Real community spirit starting up......