Thousands of people are being left without a home tonight after a devastating tidal wave destroyed an entire council estate in East Devon. The wave was caused by a washing machine which had accidentally been made dimensionally transcendental by its owner Mr. John Smith after he tried to make it capable of washing his entire collection of clothes in one go.
The water stored inside the machine was enough to fill several reservoirs and has been a major cause of drought in the south for several months.
When Mr. Smith attempted to remove his clothes from the machine the water was released destroying several miles of the local city.
The damage is said to be around ten billion pounds and it will take two years to repair the buildings and for get things back to normal. However a positive side effect of the release of such massive quantities of water is that several billion tonnes of carbon dioxide have been absorbed by the pure water and it has set global warming back fifteen years.
This is however no consolidation to the local people who have been forced to spend the night inside the wool of live sheep drafted in from Wales and Yorkshire to help in the rescue operation; they will have a bumpy night tonight.