News: my street just flash flooded.

Kosta

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I'm driving home and the rain is getting kinda heavy.

I pull into my street and it's still heavy.
4 second run to the door and my clothes are dripping.

I run back out to move the car up hill to higher ground as the water is nearly at the door line.

I get the raincoat on and stay out to direct people away, and after they accelerate past to splash me and ignore the warning, I enjoy watching them get bogged. :p

not great shots but I was high and dry. (after an hour wading the knee-deep water)
We are just after the bottom of the hill..

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...and now the rain gets heavier.
 

Kosta

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I could get really political on this one but I think it's not the time or place for it. I don't see the weather getting any better to be honest. :( fingers crossed!
 

Alanroseman

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Mate, WTF is with the weather in Australia at the moment? Did someone press the 'smite' button?!?
Seems like its been this way everyplace. The weather this year has been extreme in so many locations around the world.

It's possible the earth is trying to rid herself of us.....

Hope all is well with your family and property.
 

Iconindustries

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Gee whiz man, something's goning wrong. Like the other day we had and earth quake at St George, which isn't that far from us. An Earthquake!! That never happens here.
Let's hope your grass drains away otherwise it'll end up like alot of the cotton did around here. Dead.

If you others on the forum don't hear from us Aussies, you'll understand what's happened.

It made me laugh when I saw this. CNN news musta figured that the cyclone was big enough to push Queensland all the way down into Tassie.

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Boyzo

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We got hit pretty bad in Glen Waverley .. worst I can remember. :frown:
 

bilzmale

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Feel sorry for you guys on the east coast - what have you done to deserve this? Still hot and sunny in Perth although we have had a lot of thunderstorms inland with damage. Crazy.
 

GaryAyala

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... Did someone press the 'smite' button?!?
LOL ... (I like that ... I'll steal the quote ... possibly with attribution)

Kosta ... the flooding looks like California ... so where are the mudslides? Seriously, Good luck to you guys, I hope things dry out soon.

Gary
 

sinpig

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Good luck to you all!

Here in Northeast Wisconsin the weather has been insane, but "normal" by our standards, you have to keep into account the big lake next to our backyard (Lake Superior)

Still to watch the news, is to wonder what the heck is up with the weather everywhere, I'm from Costa Rica and this past rainy season, was by all accounts one of the worst, with mudslides, tornados (extremely rare) and crazy heat.

Maybe it's like REM sings: "it's the end of the world as we know it...

Keep safe
 
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