Monday, March 14, 2011

Cut Off!

We have had a bit of rain lately, just a bit. I must be getting old as the weather fascinates me now! We have had 179mm for the month of March so far, last year we only had 84mms for the whole month. The sky is looking like this colour most of the time and I'm using the tumble dryer to dry clothes!

So after 88mms of rain since Friday, word got around town that the water was rising! The road to Fitzroy Crossing has been closed since Friday which is the link to the rest of Western Australia. The road to Darwin is open still but all the food and mail comes from Perth. The supermarket shelves in the fruit and veggie section have pumpkin or lemons! We went down to Ivanhoe Crossing after school today to have a look. It's all under water! It should look like this but it's all under water.... that green tree top island on the left there in the water? I think that is the tree that the warning sign about crocodiles is under.


Then we drove over to look at the Dunham River, which was raging under the bridge! Its about 4 times the width of what it normally is! It's all very exciting, besides not having any fresh fruit it's all good!

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Wow, that's a lot of water. Stay safe!

Poppyprint said...

I hope your town isn't in danger of flooding! Are you on slightly higher ground? I guess you really are in the 'make lemonade' situation!

carol said...

Weird weather all over this year, it seems! Stay safe!

willywagtail said...

The power of water has been so well illustrated lately. I guess you stocked up more on pumpkins than lemons - slightly heartier food there. I remember living soley on mangoes and watermelon for a couple of weeks as a child because Mum could only afford one box each at wholesale price. It was fun for a kid but obviously a lot tougher for the responsible adult. Hoping things improve over you way soon. Cherie

ingrid said...

Rain rain go away, come again another day.

Hope you get some fresh fruit and veg soon and the water doesn't get any higher.

Cass said...

You'll all have scurvy soon! Hope you can get out for SIT

Samantha Marshall said...

Great Photos Helen. By the way how did you decide upon your blog name?

Margaret said...

Extreme weather does seem to be the rule lately. I live outside of a small town name Dunham in Quebec, Canada and our roads are difficult these days due to 70 cm of snow last week. More than anyone needs! Take care.