Monday, 11 June 2012

Stormy Weather

For the last two days we have been buffeted by up to 140km per hour winds and lost our power for the afternoon yesterday. Other households have been without electricity now for over 24hours,  local shops have sold out of candles and batteries and in the shopping centre many shops and all the banks are closed. Trees and fences are down, branches have crashed into roofs and cars and some schools had to close too. Our local hospital has been running on it's generators overnight.

I've just been out to take some photos(please just call me Your Intrepid Reporter!)....this rather unusual ship has been in Warnbro Sound for a few days now, not sure what's it's purpose is and it hasn't moved it's location....



This is the Bent Street jetty, almost underwater, you can see the tip of Tern Island on the right where the kite-boarders were last week...it was too windy even for them today, in fact I could hardly stand up on this western facing beach....


A few doors away from our house a large branch had snapped off this huge eucalyptus tree and broken half the roof tiles...


This huge tree was being trimmed before any of it landed on the children's playground next to the library...2 workers in the cherry picker and about 20 supervising!


I stopped on Arcadia Drive facing Seal Island and watched in awe as the clouds moved and the sun broke through over Point Peron....the pelicans in the next photo were struggling to get back to Penguin Island to roost for the night but they were almost stationary...



Around the corner and into the more sheltered Cockburn Sound there were at least three pleasure craft on Palm Beach....this cabin cruiser didn't look damaged...


the rest of these boats are safe on their moorings...


Sadly two beautiful yachts are also on the beach nearby...this will be a huge task to get them off...




As if we haven't had enough damage there are worse storms forecast for tomorrow so I hope there are no injuries, houses and boats can be repaired, we are somewhat more fragile,
Take care
Love from Sue
xx

2 comments:

  1. Wow. Stay safe Sue and Joe and Twitch.

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  2. Keep safe, Sue!

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