Friday, December 03, 2010

Stormy weather

from w
It's beautiful and sunny this morning - good for our planned barbecue near the Barwon River for our Fiji Friendship Club group - but yesterday afternoon was really wild. This unseasonal heavy rain and storms has done enormous damage in the rural areas apparently destroying much of the wheat crop and flooding other areas. Here it was like a Fiji hurricane about 5 p.m. Peceli and our grandson had hired a trimmer of some kind to clean up the back yard where the vegetables had gone to seed, and then suddenly the rain started. They hid in the garden shed during the deluge and as pots and water containers flew about the back yard, the ti-tree in the front yard gave up and toppled over, thankfully without touching power-lines or the verandah. Then after twenty minutes the storm was over. By 7 p.m. the State Emergency Services guys had come and cleaned up half the mess and a tree grubber will take the rest out later. Thank you very much to three guys from Corio SES. Geelong, especially the Eastern Suburbs, apparently were the worst hit yesterday. Normally this time in the year we have clear bright sunny days about 30 degrees. Strange weather indeed.



Blogger annie said...

Oh my... your own personal tree. It always hits me hard--even as a child-- to see a tree torn out. I hope no one in the area was hurt.


6:09 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Annie,
The storm did a bit of damage in Geelong and there were some car accidents. Perhaps it teaches us how the other half live - people who live in places where there are tornados.

10:57 PM  

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