Tuesday, September 26, 2006

What's with the weather

Over the past few days we have had some really intense weather.

On Sunday we had an immense wind storm which raged across a large part of Sydney and the coast. Wind gusts of up to 100 kph. Strong enough to blow over trees, roofs of homes and snap power lines. The snapped power lines then started bushfires which were then fanned by the massive wind gusts. 7 homes were lost, 4 of them about 20 minutes from our house.

At one point 100 000 homes were without power. It was quite an intense experience, although the boys loved that we had no power and had to place candles around the house. We got the power back on early so the candles were blown out. Others didn't get the power back on until 10:30am the next morning and some even later than that.

Over the past few years the bushfire season has been full on, but it has never started this early. They are saying that this year has the potential to be the worst yet, which isn't very comforting.

But then today not more than 3 days later, we have had 22 c (jumper weather). It would just be good if the weather could make up it's mind.

My prayers and heart goes out to those families that lost everything on Sunday. My prayers of protection go up for the rest of this bushfire season, that there will be no lives lost and that it goes by with as little incident as possible.



1 comment:

jo(e) said...

Wow. Sending some prayers to your part of the world ....