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storms and warnings 
4th-Mar-2009 11:36 am
burnt flag 2009
Thankfully the storm wasn't as big or bad as they'd anticipated.  Not here anyway.  Big winds and dust storm (which was very like the precursor for Ash Wednesday in '83) They were still telling folks to leave work early and get out of the city at 5pm last night, and warning folks not to go into town in the evening.  So they really thought it was going to be bad.  Trees falling, roofs off etc.

Here's the contrast photo to the one I took the day before.  You can kind of see how windy it was. 

By dinner time last night, all the topsoil from the farms in western Victoria coated every surface in my house.  O.o  *worries how farmers are going to grow anything*  I spent the evening and this morning dusting.  Anyone who knows me would be aware how unusual that was, but I had to - there was a layer of black grit over everything

As far as trauma goes, we got off so easy!  Nevertheless, some folks are whining, saying the text message warning we got was over the top and unnecessarily alarmed people.  But I think it was brilliant and am tremendously grateful for it!


Comments 
4th-Mar-2009 01:27 am (UTC)
glad that you didn't get blasted as badly as predicted. i hope this weather all just calms the fuck down really soon!

:~(

*hugs*
4th-Mar-2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Are you in Melbourne or further south toward Adelaide? I was just wondering. South Australia has Southern California weather (in addition to the fires, they get dust storms too). They also get those grasshopper invasions. Have you had them too?
4th-Mar-2009 02:53 am (UTC)
Dang it, that's frightening. I'm sending good vibes.

How are you doing, anyway? How's the recovery going? You haven't mentioned it (unless you'd prefer to talk off LJ) so I'm wondering...
4th-Mar-2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for the report! Glad things turned out to be milder than forecast.
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