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24 January 2012 @ 09:10 pm
Be careful what you wish for  
I do recall saying here, on Sunday night, that a good storm would be most welcome. Shortly afterwards we had a brief shower. A few hours later the rain began in earnest, and it hasn't really stopped since. Only twelve months ago my city was under water; in some lower-lying areas it's happening again. Weatherzone report here from earlier tonight. And still it tumbles down.
Current Mood: worriedworried
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miwahni: MFU Illya Sulkingmiwahni on January 24th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
Oh dear. Our forecast is for heavy rain for the next four days, then overcast with the possibility of showers on Sunday and Monday. Looks like Australia Day will be spent with a book and possibly a DVD rather than getting out and about as planned.
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miwahni: pros checkmatesmiwahni on January 24th, 2012 12:36 pm (UTC)
An equally good excuse to do as little as possible, anyway. *g* Can't feel guilty about the garden if I can't get out into it.
sunray45: Doyle HtN Sunsetsunray45 on January 24th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Still pouring down here. This is going to upset all the plans for Australia Day celebrations that are usually held outdoors. Not much we can do about it but try to keep off the roads, and hope there is not too much flooding.
miwahni: Pros ray frownmiwahni on January 24th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
I've been following the QPS feeds on facebook and twitter and there's been a lot of roads closed on the northside, and power being cut to streets with residents being urged to evacuate. And Weatherzone is still showing a heavy rain warning for areas southeast of Bundaberg so there's lots more to come.
Newsynewsy891 on January 24th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
Be safe - do you have an evacuation plan in place just in case?
miwahni: Pros ray frownmiwahni on January 24th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Not a terribly well-thought-out one; it consists of putting cats in travel cages and landing on my friend's doorstep, and hoping she has room. She runs a cat shelter so hopefully she'll fit my lot in. There's not much else you can do with numerous cats, though; most evacuation centres won't take animals.
As things stand at present, it's falcadore's side of town that's copping it the worst, with numerous road closures and evacuations. Is he okay?
Newsynewsy891 on January 24th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
As far as I know. I heard from him last night, he'd made it home safely, and he lives on a hill so he should be OK even if he can't get out.
miwahni: Pros ray frownmiwahni on January 25th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)
Oh that's good to know. There were a lot of road closures on the northside that could have impacted him.
Strike while the irony is hot: PROS -- B/D HUGSdraycevixen on January 24th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)

I'm really sorry to read about this, petal. PLEASE be careful. ♥
miwahni: pros ouchmiwahni on January 25th, 2012 10:39 am (UTC)
I did/am/ shall continue! Took two hours to get to work this morning instead of the usual one. Rain seems to have eased off at present, but the forecast is now for heavy rain until Monday at least. Ouch.
entropy_houseentropy_house on January 24th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
EEEEK! Sending best wishes and gypsy good fortune vibes. Where I am it's been drought for so long even the weeds are dying and the lizards desperate for a drink. The weather gods have been very unkind globally.
miwahni: Random a little rainmiwahni on January 25th, 2012 10:40 am (UTC)
There's no middle ground, is there? Even in this country... the other side of the continent is experiencing 40 degree days without a drop of rain in sight.