Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Oh what a night..



Happy to say our roof is still attached, unfortunately many were not so lucky. The storm through Sunday into Monday, the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Mangga  has eased, leaving a hefty bit of damage in its wake. Thousands of homes were/are without power. On Monday morning we were shocked to see how high the Swan River was along Riverside Drive. 'The general rule of thumb is when the tide is over 1.6 meters there can be some inundation along the Swan River, and the tide is current 1.73m.'  There was a serious amount of inundation! One of Perth's most photographed attractions the blue boathouse, normally seen like this was almost submerged, the surfer above walking along the totally submerged boardwalk..


The bench below sits on the grassed area well up and away from where the waves usually lap gently onto the shore and in the last two shots the waves are flowing over the wall and crashing onto the car park. It has taken me a few days to get my garden back in order so please bear with me as I catch up. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


28 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you are alright and survived the storm! How is the new tree?
    We have also been watching Grand Designs Australia - some cool houses being built. Maybe you have already seen these shows which were shown there last year.

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  2. Glad you made it through the storm. That bench is pretty close to being covered.

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  3. Fortunately you are ok! You have survived the storm and the roof is still above your head and that is the most important thing!
    I will not say anymore that I want to see the autumn in your photos ... that was intense enough!
    How's the tree you planted? Did he survive the storm?

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  4. Oh, boy, oh, boy, Grace, that is not funny.
    Main thing is you all are safe and I do hope the smell isn´t as bad as it is over here when a muddy little river makes it´s way into houses.
    Oh, that poor, cute blue icon!

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  5. But, Grace, what is funny: this guy eats no pineapples, please put on the sound :-)

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  6. O dear that is not good, glad you are ok. Think we could have taken some of that rain off you it is so dry at the moment

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  7. ...life seems to often be about too little rain and then too much! Take care Grace.

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  8. I'm glad to know that everything went pretty well after that storm. The images are very impressive

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  9. There is no end to the trauma of 2020.

    I am glad to know you came through the storm as well as you did Grace.

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  10. Gosh, it looks bad. We had reports of it on our News.

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  11. It looks like your city got hit pretty hard. I've seen many photos of the blue boat house but never with that board walk covered by water. It's good to hear that you didn't have personal damage. Even though I tend to enjoy a good storm, they can sometimes scare me big time.

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  12. Oh wow! Glad you are ok, hope you and your family and friends all stay safe.

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  13. Grace this is just so sad! the amount of rain water sure was too much. I hope all others are safe and hopefully dry fast.

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  14. The boathouse was featured on the news here. I didn't realise the river was going to rise as well as the storm.

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  15. Floods are devastating no matter how you look at them.

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  16. I was worried about you when I heard the news. I'm glad your house wasn't damaged and you are safe. The high tide would have been scary for some.Good luck with the garden.

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  17. Bonjour Grace, je suis consterné par ce qui vous arrive. Je ne savais même pas qu'il y avait eu ces inondations du côté de Perth, heureusement votre maison a tenu le coup. Soyez prudente et prenez soin de vous.

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  18. Gosh Grace. Looks like the storm left a sea of grey where it should not be.

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  19. Oh, this looks bad. Hope you had no damage , it is always scary such a storm.

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  20. I saw all the damage on the news and meant to ask if you were OK but somehow (nothing new) I got totally distracted by another job at home. Anyway I am glad that all is well with you and that you still have a roof over your head. Take care and keep well, Diane

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  21. Outstanding - Been Tracking This Sucker - And Its Only Going To Get Worse - Stay Safe Perth

    Cheers

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  22. Hello Grace,
    That's terrible. So special to see how parts of the world are overflowing with water and other parts are bone dry. Very impressive to see.
    The storm has made a big difference. I hope you are well..?!

    Warm regards,
    Marco

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  23. I'm glad it didn't affect our suburb either, sad to see the pontoon to the Blue house got submerged, but I'm sure it will be repaired soon if it need to be.

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  24. Big wind and rain makes for big changes in how things look.

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