Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hell hath no fury!!






I am sorry to yet again report major flooding in many parts of our State, and into Northern New South Wales [photo courtesy Courier Mail].  It seems that Mother Nature is not amused, and feels the need to give someone a serve.  At present the town of St George to the south west of us is watching and waiting.  Most of the townsfolk were evacuated early in the week, and it seems they will not be allowed home for a number of days.  The floodwater in these low lying floodplains takes days to arrive, stays up for days, and days to flow on down the system.  The towns of Roma and Mitchell to the north [of St George] are now cleaning up from their share of the water.  I feel sadness for these people.  Thankfully, despite our river eventually becoming 'their river', we have not had the flow of water, as the rain fell in different catchments.  We did, however, have an overnight fall in excess of 8 inches, which of course has now gone, and added to the woes further south west!!


I have not been stitching so much in the last week or so, as there is bookwork to be done, and I have been called upon at times to help outside [damaged fencing, straying cattle].  

Thank you all for the lovely comments on our wedding photo.  I do appreciate your continuing support.  I am hoping to get back to some serious stitching tomorrow. 




8 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Oh my goodness, not again. How very sad for these folks to live through this once again. My thought and prayers go out to them all. Hugs Judy

fabriquefantastique said...

I have been watching this on Australian TV.... unbelievable. best wishes and lots of luck to all..Jan

Anney said...

My dear friend,oh dear..so sorry for you and your neighbours..my friend in Moree has had flooding also..her business in town had 3 feet of flood water pass through and on their farm had to build up levees to prevent the reservoires from flooding the farm land..they have wheat and cotton,some of which is spoilt..We in the UK have no idea about crisis in this part of Surrey..that is of the kind caused by Mother Nature. Keep safe and know i'm thinking of you..xxx

Radka said...

Oh dear, it seems to be a repeat of last year, you and floods, us with freezing winter.......I hope it doesn't get too bad where you are.

Katherine said...

Its been really hard to watch the news seeing what these poor people have been going through yet again. Its not fair what mother nature is dishing up around the world. It is also not fair what the insurance companies are doing with their premiums. We are yet to receive ours but have been told it will be 'loaded' what ever that means. ie thousands for flood cover now.

Vicki said...

I know what it's like to live through these upheavals and to watch friends who have lost everything. Keep your chin up.

DIAN said...

Linda, the news is showing amazing pics of these floods. I don't know how people can just pick up and clean up their homes and get on with things. It must be so upsetting to be hit like this again.

Juliettecherry said...

I'm always so sad to hear of such awful flooding and other natural disasters. It's so hard for anyone to lose everything they have worked for. I hope it stays away from your farm.