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Old 17th January 2008, 08:41   #16
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Sorry to hear about your colleague, Steer.

Good to know you and the family are safe. I hope your Lumina gets well soon.
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Bad to hear abt this. Sorry abt your colleague.

I hope there is no long lasting damage to your car.

How is the situation now ?

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Old 17th January 2008, 09:10   #18
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Sad to hear this, didn't know it can rain that hard in Dubai, looks like even the authorities didn't anticipate it.
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Sorry to hear about your colleague


hope the Loony Lumy gets back on the road - may be exchange that wet engine for a hot engine
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Steer, sorry to hear the bad news but glad that you are safe. Take care & stay clear of the mess as far as possible. Seriously, I had no idea that Dubai was prone to such heavy rain.

Take care mate
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feel sorry for you steer. hope to see the lumina back in shape soon.

OT, I have a strong feeling we are going to see "the day after tomorrow" in real very soon. mother nature seems to be heavily disturbed.
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Steer, when my dad told me about how heavily it was raining there in Dubai, i didnt think too much into it. This looks like its worse than raining cats and dogs.

I used to always feel and boast that Dubai was planned to handle these. Now, i stand corrected.
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This is one of those freak things I guess..... like the snow in the UAE last year.

Pachauri will have a field day shouting from the rooftops that this is due to global warming.
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Pachauri will have a field day shouting from the rooftops that this is due to global warming.
And you think it is not due to global warming?

The weather here and everywhere else has been changing over the past few years. Just yesterday we saw the news about a glacier in the Swiss Alps getting covered with white thermal insulation to prevent it from eroding any further - it has lost 20 meters in one year. There's another glacier in Nepal that has already melted COMPLETELY and its water is being held up by dykes and dams built with Dutch help - if that bursts, you can say goodbye to Bihar and parts of West Bengal. If we cannot see it coming now, we only have ourselves to blame - we've had enough warning from mother nature.

OT - guys thank you for your concern, but dont worry about family and stuff. People are quite fine - its only the roads and some areas that are flooded. The city actually limped back to normal by last evening, but in the meanwhile I had to get myself stuck.

The car SEEMS okay. However when I took it to the Chevy Service Centre the Service Rep was almost rubbing his hands in glee saying "oh this is VERY bad" - even though I told him that the on-board diagnostics are fine with "Engine Check - OK" coming up when you insert the key. Thankfully the Service Manger came in just at that time and came over to speak to me personally - that kind of dampened the Service Rep's enthusiasm.

I've also got a guy inside (the workshop) who has worked on the car in the past and thus knows me personally, and he said he will personally take the car and make sure that no unnecessary parts are changed.

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Must say I never knew this kind of thing could happen in dubai. Glad to know that you got out of that and are doing fine.

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And you think it is not due to global warming?

The weather here and everywhere else has been changing over the past few years.

You can bet on that. Chennai is unusually cold (a relative term) even in January.
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OT: I bet apart from planning for storm water drainage, dubai authorities should also plan for snow clearing road machines, it could happen in a few years.
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You can bet on that. Chennai is unusually cold (a relative term) even in January.
And it is never cold in June. But this year our high temperatures plummeted in a day and rain came, and it was cool for some time.

Even floods have only been a problem for last few years.

I keep an eye on BBC news site, to see what is happening in my mother country: last summer UK seemed to get monsoon weather, and some areas are facing severe flooding again even now, for the second time in six months.

People used to talk about climate change, but now I think we can all see it
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Old 17th January 2008, 12:29   #28
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Well steer sorry to hear about yur colleague dude.
Well this is so true is due to global warming. The climate has changed so much in the last 2 years. Forget about everyone else. People in our country are not bothered. If the glaciers melt then where does the water come for the entire north region?
We are too late in starting a fight for this but something has to be done.
WIll not be surprised if the lakes around delhi freezes next year.
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Old 17th January 2008, 12:35   #29
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Sorry to hear about the situation in Dubai. I have a few friends in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Need to check on them.

BTW, Wasnt Mr G W Bush visiting U.A.E at the same time?
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Sorry to hear the news, hope she is back to specs soon. Hows the insurance cover over there for flood damage?
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