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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2015, 05:04:42 PM »
sad to hear that 3 people have died in the Dungog flooding...seeing houses wash away like that reminds me of what the Lockyer Valley copped a few years back killing 17 people i think it was.
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« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2015, 06:35:55 PM »
We stayed at Riverwood Downs back in March and went to Dungog to pick up some extra supplies. What a really great rural town. Recognised some parts that were shown on the news tonight, it's just so hard to believe. Mother nature showing who is boss once again.

 Has anyone heard how Riverwood Downs is fairing. I dare say the placid, quiet stream that goes through there isn't it's normal self.
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« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2015, 06:50:19 PM »
and here I am just an hour north of Buladelah- blue skies all day.
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« Reply #78 on: April 21, 2015, 08:05:32 PM »
where are you?? on the moon?
May as well have been ;D


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« Reply #79 on: April 22, 2015, 07:32:16 AM »
ls anybody in NSW on line & able to post pics  ???
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« Reply #80 on: April 22, 2015, 10:41:15 AM »
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-storms-heavy-rain-and-winds-pound-nsw-for-third-day-20150422-1mqam6.html

I'd hate to have been on the cruise ship stuck off the heads for best part of  2 days!!
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-carnival-spirit-allowed-to-enter-sydney-harbour-20150422-1mqe54.html

It was forced to stay outside Sydney Heads overnight in rough conditions. Waves reached 15 metres at the peak of the storm, and passengers on board were feeling "very queasy".
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« Reply #81 on: April 22, 2015, 11:43:00 AM »
Spoke via phone to my Dad last night- who is only another 20 mins up the road from Stroud- fine day yesterday- "could have dried the washing!"  :D
Yet flooding and devastation only 20 mins away!! Bizarre, eh??!
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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2015, 12:03:16 PM »
The cronulla seafront has a waterfall.  http://www.theleader.com.au/story/3028078/high-tide-at-zimzala-last-night-was-really-high/?cs=1255

We live in Sydney, and I just spent the morning dealing with my new water feature and bailing out the neighbour's front room...


 
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #83 on: April 22, 2015, 12:18:14 PM »
Tossers putting others at risk... Water this deep and flowing that fast ???



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« Reply #84 on: April 22, 2015, 12:29:29 PM »
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-storms-heavy-rain-and-winds-pound-nsw-for-third-day-20150422-1mqam6.html

I'd hate to have been on the cruise ship stuck off the heads for best part of  2 days!!
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-carnival-spirit-allowed-to-enter-sydney-harbour-20150422-1mqe54.html

It was forced to stay outside Sydney Heads overnight in rough conditions. Waves reached 15 metres at the peak of the storm, and passengers on board were feeling "very queasy".


We flew over from Adelaide yesterday (luckily our flight wasn't cancelled) to board that boat for a holiday.

I feel for all the people on board, but from all reports I've heard the crew were excellent and very professional.

On a selfish note, I'm glad it's in, I'm looking forward to getting on board today :-)

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« Reply #85 on: April 22, 2015, 12:31:06 PM »


On a selfish note, I'm glad it's in, I'm looking forward to getting on board today :-)

Homer


Hope they've cleaned all the puke up from the seasick passengers before you get on:  "Most people have just been vomiting for the last two days. I did a load of laundry last night and there were people coming through just washing vomit out of their clothes."

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« Reply #86 on: April 22, 2015, 01:40:40 PM »
Tossers putting others at risk... Water this deep and flowing that fast ???


But they have the magical, mythical green P plate to keep them safe.

Plenty of photos on the Newcastle Herald website here

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3027583/cyclonic-lashing-shakes-us-to-the-core/?cs=305#slide=1

We're at East Maitland but survived it all pretty well.

A brand new caravan, maybe 6 weeks old was flattened by a tree a few streets up, but these things are only possessions.

Three lives lost so far and more still missing...

If anyone in the area needs any help, warm showers, bedding etc please sing out, only too happy to help...

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« Reply #87 on: April 22, 2015, 04:11:20 PM »
Not bad from the boys in the CFA
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches - Australia wide
« Reply #88 on: April 22, 2015, 04:12:49 PM »
Not bad from the boys in the CFA
http://youtu.be/3h3_IZWhX0g
yea that was last time and they got boned by the FC when it came out :D
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« Reply #89 on: April 22, 2015, 04:14:31 PM »
yea that was last time and they got boned by the FC when it came out :D
but impressive none the less
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« Reply #90 on: April 22, 2015, 05:38:52 PM »
Here are some from Cessnock's main street up near the Royal Oak Hotel and the Performing Arts Centre (not my photos)
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« Reply #91 on: April 22, 2015, 05:45:29 PM »
Wow, I used to call on that Mitre10 store and old owners in my hardware rep days. Amazing pic

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« Reply #92 on: April 22, 2015, 06:05:13 PM »
Here are a couple hubby took at Chinaman's Hollow, Abermain, Weston and the road out past the dam at Richmond Vale when he was trying to get home from Newcastle.
There was no chance he was going to risk drowning another 4wd (not to mention himself), so these obstacles turned his 45 min trip into a 2.5 hour trip.
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« Reply #93 on: April 23, 2015, 01:46:28 PM »
Just want to mention again if anyone needs a hot shower, dry bedding or a home cooked meal, even just somewhere to charge your phone, always welcome here (East Maitland).

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« Reply #94 on: April 23, 2015, 01:57:18 PM »
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Just want to mention again if anyone needs a hot shower, dry bedding or a home cooked meal, even just somewhere to charge your phone, always welcome here (East Maitland).
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« Reply #95 on: April 23, 2015, 02:51:26 PM »
Thankfully our camper all the camping gear has been put to use making us comfortable as we have had no power since Monday so the camper trailer, is really coming into it's own.

Three power poles just snapped like twigs bringing down around 100m of wires, Ausgrid say it likely won't be until Sunday / Monday till we will be reconnected; so we are just treating the house like a really big camper trailer.

We currently have our genny and solar charging the batteries and through the inverter then running our freezers and a few low current devices (chargers, laptops etc...).  The Auspig purchased last weekend at the camping show is getting flogged for cooking as is the webber.

So far the novelty or having to make do isn't running too thin, but best of all my wife has finally stopped complaining about how much camping gear we have :-)
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« Reply #96 on: April 23, 2015, 03:03:41 PM »
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So far the novelty or having to make do isn't running too thin, but best of all my wife has finally stopped complaining about how much camping gear we have :-)
while the iron is hot, recommend many more things you *NEED* :D
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« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2015, 08:54:18 AM »
while the iron is hot, recommend many more things you *NEED* :D

I think I may have pushed that one as far as I can - I "magically" bought out our the OzPig I purchased at the camping show whilst she was taking the kids to the loo and had been hiding in the back of the car..... ;D
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« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2015, 09:40:29 AM »
I think I may have pushed that one as far as I can - I bought our the OzPig I bough at the camping show whilst she was taking the kids to the loo and had been hiding in the back of the car..... ;D
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« Reply #99 on: April 30, 2015, 09:59:47 AM »
Thnx SEQ Swaggers for taking the weather this weekend so it's fine and sunny for our southern aus swap meet;D
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