Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rain

It's been raining a lot this week. We've had over 400mm of rain!

These are photo's of the gully in my neighbourhood. Normally there are walking tracks, park benches, bridges, flowers and grass. At the moment, it's all underwater.



These pictures were taken when the rain had stopped temporarily, and at about 5pm this afternoon. It's so dark with all these storm clouds hanging around. The rain this week has come from 2 ex-cyclones, Cyclone Neville and Cyclone Olga. It's been messing up a lot of Townsville. We've had King tides, the Strand (the local beach) has been mostly eroded, water has backed up across streets, sewage pipes have burst and flooded people's houses, mains water pipes have burst, wind gusts that are bringing down palm fronds in our yard, and tree's throughout the rest of town. The kids all got soaked for the first day back at school. The weather forcast for the next few days is more rain, but at least it has stopped everyone from complaining about the heat. It's a wonderful 25 degrees celcius right now. Kinda makes up for the fact that my herb garden is submerged! :)

3 comments:

Kylie said...

Opps - what a nightmare - I remember the 1998 floods like it was yeterday and then the 2000 - if I recall Tim and I went for a canoe up Kings Road and Bayswater Road - oh the memories:)

MORGAN said...

I live in an area where we have these kinds of flooding of nature often... I do like the sight of so much water actually...

MORGAN said...

(it does give spectacular pics, no?)

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