Saturday, January 08, 2011
Last night we had 12 hrs of storms and heavy rain from midnight to lunchtime Sunday!!
My poor dogs were not impressed!!
That was on top of the rain we have already had this month!! Its forgotten how to stop!! LOL!!
My DH drove into the town North of us (5 miles) to get the Sunday paper and said the road was damp with puddles at the edges but no sign of water going over!!
On the TV news we heard that the town 12 miles South - Maryborough - is flooded - there had been heavy - rain upstream of the river and it was causing problems and the main highway going South and North through Queensland - the Bruce Highway - is flooded and another town 70miles South - Gympie - is also flooded!! The Mary River flows through them both - it doesn't flow through where we are and we are high also!!
So we are effectively cut off - but although soggy are perfectly safe from floods!! The last time these areas were flooded was 1999!!
More rain and storms are due the next couple of days!! So I can see that its a good job I went shopping on Saturday!! The shelves will be empty - prices for fresh fruit and veg are astronomical already (broccoli - $9.99lg (2.2lb), other fresh veg was similar) - since there are supply problems from the flooded roads and Queensland's fresh vege industry and much of our fruit has been wiped out in the floods further North!! And the shops gave a load of eggs to the flood victims - soi we were out of eggs too!!
So the situation continues - but I am still expecting to head to Curves tomorrow - unless there are further developments !!