Subject: MAJOR FLOOD IN ROTHERHAM
A major flood hit on Monday evening
Epicentre: Rotherham , England .
News of the disaster was swiftly carried abroad by the town's 35,000 racing
pigeons, as victims were seen wandering around aimlessly muttering
"fookinhell" and "chuffinnorah".
The flood decimated the town, causing £30 worth of damage.
Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearic Isles and the
Spanish Costas were damaged beyond repair.
Three areas of historical burnt out cars were disturbed.
Many locals were woken well before their Giro arrived.
Radio station RotherFM reported that hundreds of residents were confused and
bewildered, still trying to come to terms with the fact that something
interesting had happened in Rotherham .
One resident, 15 year old mother of 3, Tracy Sharon Braithwaite said: "It
was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Madonna came running into my bedroom
crying. The twins, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm slept through it all. I was
still shaking when I was watching Jeremy Kyle the next morning".
Locals were determined not to be bowed, as looting, muggings and car crime
carried on as normal.
So far, whilst the British Red Cross has managed to ship 4000 crates of
Sunny Delight to the area to relieve the suffering of stricken locals,
rescue workers searching through the rubble have found large quantities of
personal belongings including, benefit books, jewellery from Elizabeth Duke
at Argos , and bone china from Pound-stretcher.
Can You Help?
Please respond generously to our appeal for food and clothing for the
victims of this disaster.
Clothing is needed most of all, especially:
· Fila or Burberry baseball caps
· Kappa tracksuit tops (his or hers)
· Shell suits (female)
· White sports socks
· Rockfort boots or any other product sold in Primark
Culturally sensitive food parcels are harder to put together, but your
efforts will make a difference.
Microwave meals, tinned baked beans, ice-cream and cans of Colt 45 or
Special Brew are ideal.
Please do not give anything that requires peeling.
· 22p buys a biro for filling in compensation claims
· £2 buys chips, crisps and a blue fizzy drink for a family of 9
· £5 will pay for a packet of B&H and a lighter to calm a child's nerves
Urgently required: Tinned whippet food. Bones for Jack Russells
Please do not send tents for shelter. The sight of such posh housing will
cause residents to believe they have been forcibly relocated to Sheffield