I have been pretty quiet lately and I have to apologise, we have been hella busy.
Meanwhile over the past few days Sydney and surrounding areas of NSW have been rocked by massive storms which have caused havoc and sometimes heartbreak in many areas. This morning driving to work as the guy on the radio is telling me that conditions are improving I was squinting to see through the heavy rain with my windscreen wipers on full. I saw something strange looking to the left and though I figured it was more rain, but instinct made me move to the right of my lane. Good thing I did too because a part of the road had erupted outwards and water was shooting out of it… what the hell.
So I finally get to within 100 metres of my work and there is a ton of very brown water across the road, where the hell has that come from? Thinks I. Well it turns out that the old canal that never has water in it (and by never I mean that Council actually grassed the area and kids play in it and families have picnics in it) has flooded and overflowed all through the park and onto the road. I just got into work before the entire road was covered and the police were called to close off the area.
One side of our car park was also looking decidedly under the weather…
There is a hill running down towards that green fence in the background of the above photo… we now have a creek running through there too 🙂
If you are in Sydney and don’t HAVE to go outside then batten down the hatches, cue up some Netflix and stay indoors people!!!
Meanwhile, can you believe we still had people waiting to get in the Library? I have no idea how they got to our car park when the road was closed… magic 🙂 That is dedication people!
April 22nd, 2015 at 12:19 pm
Wow!! Please be careful and stay safe! What was so urgent that these people had to read in these conditions??? I love a good book, but that’s crazy!
April 22nd, 2015 at 12:46 pm
Thank you, I certainly am being careful. My drive to work is only 25-ish minutes, I can’t even imagine driving more than that!
I have no clue, a lot of them ran for computers so are possibly trying to see if family are safe as there is a lot of power loss across NSW at the moment. Apparently there is more rain on the way, because we have a mountain range between us and the coast a lot of it dissipates before it reaches us so you can imagine how bad it has been on the coast. There is a video from a town called Dungog that was hit heartbreakingly hard, it shows an entire house floating down the street in floodwaters!
April 22nd, 2015 at 1:20 pm
That’s horrible! Hopefully it let’s up soon for all of you.
April 22nd, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Thanks, fingers crossed 🙂
April 22nd, 2015 at 12:24 pm
This time of the year? floods? dang! :O
April 22nd, 2015 at 12:47 pm
Yup, some pretty serious ones too. It’s the worst April weather I can ever remember.
April 22nd, 2015 at 12:59 pm
geez..mother nature’s gone nuts alright :S
April 22nd, 2015 at 1:15 pm
April 22nd, 2015 at 12:35 pm
Oh my-stay safe my friend!
April 22nd, 2015 at 12:48 pm
Thank you, I am certainly doing my best to stay safe. My fur babies have been living inside for a few days which is great because otherwise I would be constantly worried about them!!!
April 22nd, 2015 at 2:41 pm
Wowzas! Be careful!!
April 22nd, 2015 at 2:49 pm
Thanks, being as careful as possible. The rain has been off and on this afternoon so I am hoping that it is calming down a bit. The radar website shows more storm currently out to sea that might head this way, but hopefully that will dissipate a lot as it comes over the mountain range 🙂 Thanks for your thoughts.
April 22nd, 2015 at 3:42 pm
haha nothing like a bit of magic to get you here and there. Glad you have stayed safe. All my family are in Newcastle. Man oh man they are getting smashed (but are ok).
April 22nd, 2015 at 3:44 pm
Ooh, yes Newcastle had worse weather than we did. Glad to hear they are okay! Apparently the worst is now behind us, but looking at the radar site there is still a bit more to hit Newcastle. Hope everything stays well with them!
April 24th, 2015 at 6:18 am
Some of the images and stories coming out of NSW are heartbreaking. Did you see the pic of the house with the horses and cars just outside the windows and it was its own tiny island? Apparently they only lost one sheep out of heaps of animals so they did well. I also wanted to tell you that I nominated you for an award AND I plan on doing some Ewok (that’s right, I’m using the word in the plural sense) photos at some point today 😉 http://accordingtokatie.com/2015/04/15/versatile-blogger-award/
April 24th, 2015 at 5:24 pm
Yeah I think I saw that one on the news. There were so many. My thoughts definitely go out to all affected.
I did have to smile at the photoshopped pics of Sydney that went viral overseas though. It’s probably irreverent to find it as amusing as I did, but I totally laughed when I found out they were trending worldwide!
Aww thank you so much. I will really try to do it as soon as possible. I am like you though and kinda bad at that stuff hahaha.
Yay for Ewok pictures… that totally has to happen 🙂