Monday, November 16, 2009

One Year On...

Today marks the one year anniversary of the storm that ripped apart The Gap in the western suburbs of Brisbane, tearing roofs from homes and ripping trees up from their roots. It was the worst storm to hit the area in 25 years. My daughter's teacher and a colleague at work were without electricity for a week. Other friends only moved back into their houses a month ago. MaryAnne, who took this photo as the storm approached, sent me her account:

I took this photo on that fateful Sunday afternoon, but believe me I was not outside, I was on a ladder in my garage, and I took this through, my garage window, have a look at it, one can clearly see there are two storm fronts approaching and what amazed me is the area in the middle of these two "rotating storm cells" looks like the map of Africa!

I live in such a lovely neighbourhood! When the storm had passed I wandered round with my camera and many of the residents in my street and in the neighbouring streets, were walking around with a glass of wine in one hand and also checking if everyone in the immediate vicinity was ok, and any help that was needed was offered!
To add to everyone's concerns, my daughter and I, flew out for Sydney the next morning, and we had no electricity, we ate cold meat and cold spaghetti for dinner that evening, and got up in the cold and dark, and were ready for our cab to the airport at 5am, having packed in the dark or by torch light the night before and without having had showers the previous night or that morning.

2 comments:

Ann said...

That's frightening. I'm glad I haven't been through something that bad.

rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi,
grazie di condividere con noi questa tua foto, che io trovo veramente molto particolare e di grande effetto.-
Buon fine settimana.-

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