This morning started off like any other day. Rain was forecast for this evening but a storm was already brewing way out to the west. Martin called me on the radio to see what it was doing on the radar and at that stage the storm was heading in our direction but about 1/2 an hour away. I went outside and made sure any that should be was put away, Alastair's car windows were up etc. This is what it what like to the west at 9.06am:
And the ensuing few minutes:
Next minute (yes an awfully quick 1/2 hour) we were hit with the most incredible wind and lashed by the rain. All the windows in our home are louvers...I HATE louvers!! They might be the best style of window for letting in a breeze, but by crikey they let in the rain even when closed and locked! Aaaaarrrggghhh!!! I didn't get photos of the rain pouring in...Nathan and I were too busy shifting things in an attempt to keep them dry. We now have saturated curtains, beds and carpets:
And the garden looks like a war zone. Unfortunately we removed most of the branches and straighten up the pot plants before taking these photos.
Luckily, Anna (my fountain) survived the storm and flying branches! BUT the garden shed is in pieces all over the flat including the bore-casing base it was screwed on to:
and Nathan's trampoline has completely disappeared!! In 15 minutes we had 2 1/2 inches (62.5mm) of rain.
Martin and Alastair were down at the shearing shed as we started shearing yesterday. They sent the shearers to town and came home with little trouble as the water gushed down the road in a raging torrent.
Now we have a terrible mess to tackle...care to help?