Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I consider myself pretty lucky to be writing this post today, I honestly thought we were going to be flooding this morning. It just did not stop raining last night (to be honest it just poured down) stopped this morning for about 1/2 hour & then it came down like you would not believe. I have never seen rain like it. I have an old cane chair that sits down in my back yard & the water was up to the seat, not a very good thing to see when the rain has no desire to stop! I do not know how many times my Darlin' had to back wash the pool, was quite a sight to see the water flowing over the sides, our garden shed went under water. luckily the trusty Lawn Mower was moved just before. I had been speaking to my Sister in-law this morning (who lives in Kempsey) & she said her land value had gone up by $100,000 as they now had canals all around their home, I had to laugh at that one. The photo above is my neighbours back yard taken 1 hour after the rain stopped. Before that you could not see any of her lawn at all. The Mid North Coast is still on high Flood Alert & will be until the King Tides reduce. (King tides happen when the incoming tides are a lot higher than normal). Coffs Harbour has a lot of creeks running through the City & when it floggs (slang for *pours down*) the creeks fill up really fast & if there is a King Tide there is nowhere for the water to go so the place floods. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that there is no more rain. Dylans classroom started to get water in it today as the school has a creek running right around it, he came home from school very excited, told me all about their little adventure with the water in the classroom, he really thought it was great, typical boys they could not understand why they could not go swimming in the water.

Ok so I have prattled on long enough, to all the lovely Ladies in Victoria if I could send this rain down to you I would in a flash, we had 200mls over night, far too much!

So where ever you are hope Mother Nature is being kind to you!

Have a great night.





7 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh My 200mls we have'nt had that in 8 monthscombined...
My Hubby and I when we lived on town water would'nt have had a clue bout how much rain we had....
Now living on tanks only we count and know every Ml.
Apart from 1.2mls recently we have had no rain sicne 10mls in December...Uh!
Our neighbours just paid to have water brought in...
Well try and keep high and dry...

Sarah said...

Hi Lyn,
OMG that's a lot of water i a short time!!!
Hope it receeds soon.
Sarah xxx

MelsRosePlace said...

Oh my goodness what is happening with this freaky weather! We had the same thing here on Friday, roads flooded, creeks overflowing, it bucketed down. You just dont know what to expect from one day to the next. Mel xxx

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I went through a flood while renting a home last year. I was stuck for a full week with no air conditioner to run at length as they kept shutting of the power. It was horrible. We couldn't get out, help couldn't get to us. Not something I wish on anyone. I hope your water receeds and your able to dry out soon.

Alison Gibbs said...

Good luck with the floods. Amazing place we live in. You have floods and we have bushfires. Mind you I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world.
Alison

Jenny said...

Wow Lyn, we really do live in a country of such severe extremes don't we... Fires and floods on the same coastline, although I wish we could get a bit of the rain over here, it is so hot in Perth, it has been a slow summer for us but it looks like a long one too - but I wont complain, we have had such an easy time compaired to the poor Victorians, my heart just breaks for them all! I bet you love sitting on your porch when it's raining - It is honestly one of my favorite things to do to relax! Hope you are all keeping dry and safe!
Hugs
Jen

tcalamity said...

Hi Lynn,
We had some rain storms like that last week and had lots of flooding,so we could only get out of our villiage via one road when normally we have three. hope all is well hun try and stay dry.
xxxxx
t