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07 June 2016 @ 09:32 pm
Wet wet wet  
Well not so much now, but the weekend? A washout. A low pressure system absolutely smashed the east coast over the weekend; massive damage up and down the coast with some houses in Collaroy NSW being undermined and practically washed into the surf, and widespread flooding. I kept inside and kept my head down, managing to avoid the rain and wind.

Talking to a friend in my old home town of Coffs Harbour tonight; she does volunteer work for the Coastal Patrol and was given the weekend off because no fool would be out in a boat during that wild weather. She mentioned that the marina suffered a lot of damage and I found this youtube clip showing just that:

So that's how it looks now. Here's how it looked in March 2014, the last time I went back for a visit:

 photo marina 1 600 x 450_zpsumotxb75.jpg

Looking so peaceful in the afternoon sun. The wall on the right is the one that you can see in the clip above.

Also this:

 photo marina wall 600 x 450_zpsnf5kbg9h.jpg

See that little cottage nestled into the wall? Gone. It was the marina manager's office, prior to the weekend storms.

At least no lives were lost in Coffs, unlike other places around the country. Still, it makes me sad to see what happened there.
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Spencer's Journalspencer5460 on June 7th, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
Wow! But it's good no one was hurt.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on June 8th, 2016 11:09 am (UTC)
Yes, that was a blessing. Other parts of the country were not so lucky.
sunray45: Palm Tree Sunsetsunray45 on June 7th, 2016 01:27 pm (UTC)
Last Friday and Saturday were horrendous. Usually that type of weather mainly affects the coast, but the Low was so large it was going west way past the mountains. A great time to stay indoors.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on June 8th, 2016 11:11 am (UTC)
Wasn't it awful! It didn't really start here until late Friday night, but once it started it just went on and on and on.
Still, at least my back lawn looks a bit greener now *g*.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] HUGS C'MEREdraycevixen on June 7th, 2016 03:00 pm (UTC)
Good to hear that you're all right and that no lives were lost in Coffs.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on June 8th, 2016 11:13 am (UTC)
Thank you ♥

It was wet and wild here but I kept out of it.