Friday, September 16, 2016

Floods In Australia Again!

Crikey, it's bad...

Very bad...

Australia's Victoria State got clobbered with the worst September downpour in a century. Floods galore!

From The Age of Australia: Chloe Booker, Benjamin Preiss, Emily Woods, Victorian floods: State battered with worst September deluge in a century.
Victoria has copped the worst September deluge in a century triggering landslides along the Great Ocean Road, evacuations and school closures.

The wild weather affected 12 council areas, with 102 roads shut, seven schools closed and 14 bus routes disrupted on Wednesday. Emergency services conducted 11 rescues in floodwaters. 
A 50-kilometre stretch of the Great Ocean Road, between Moggs Creek and Skenes Creek, remains closed due to a series of landslips and fallen trees. 
Ballarat has experienced it wettest three days since 1921, while Beaufort received the most rainfall it's had in a 72-hour period since 1911, and Wedderburn since 1916.
For more, click here.

And here's a report from a local, Chris of Cherokee Organics, Courtesy of The Archdruid Report:
The rain is continuing here today and the weather has been rather feral over the past week. Looking out the window into the valley below there are huge pools of water in paddocks and the local river has clearly flooded. Fortunately, there hasn't been any major damage, the bridge deck is still higher than the floodwater and livestock appears to have been moved to higher ground well in advance. I have noticed that a couple of unexpected springs are producing crystal clear water in odd spots about the farm and I have taken note of those spots. One of the unexpected springs flooded my firewood storage, so it was a prudent investment of my time to build and fill a second firewood shed. I’m slowing down on the consumption of firewood as things warm up anyway.
His farm is on a 45-degree hillside, or so it seems: hence the reason for the springs.

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