Monday, December 6, 2010


Please spare a thought today for all of the people affected by the recent floodings. This rain is crazy! Below is a photograph of Mudgee taken from the Mudgee Guardian. Many of the roads out of town have been closed so we have been house bound. The one time I did venture out was to drop my father in law back home. At first it was sunny, then it started to rain a little and before I knew it, we were in the middle of a deluge. I managed to get him home but on the way back I was stopped by a teenager in a pigging ute who told me that I wouldn't make it through as the road was flooded. Poo.

Thankfully I could make my way back to the in-laws, via their neighbours place to use their phone (I can't get my car down Rob and Liz's driveway when it's this wet, thanks Patty and Lester). We waited a couple of hours until the water had subsided then made our way home. The whole experience has only reinforced the fact that we need to get a new car (well, a second hand new car anyways) the commodore ain't cutting the mustard!

Photos from across the Mid-West
photo courtesy of the Mudgee Guardian.
It's so important to heed all the warnings and not push your luck in this weather. There are too many cases of people being washed away by flood waters and alot of these incidents can be avoided if one just plays it safe. 

It's hard to believe that this time last year we were experiencing the other end of the spectrum (see here). Nuts!!

I feel so dreadful for all the families having to go through this. But I also love seeing how everyone sticks together and helps one another. It restores faith in the human spirit.

I'm off now to catch up on all the blogs I'm following. I haven't had a chance to read anything! I need some inspiration and I'm sure I'll find plenty.

Take care all,

Alisa x


willywagtail said...

It looks really bad. Thanks for sharing your experience. Cherrie

Sarah B said...

I think people underestimate how dangerous it is. It's awful seeing all the damage to people's homes and all that soggy carpet! Not good.
At least you got home safely. BTW, thanks for your lovely comment on Jannette's blog about my art x

Tina said...

You are so right about safety in these situations. Hope that you stay safe and dry. Hugs to you ~ Tina xx

Paula said...

Thanks for the reminder Alisa that there is more going on than just Christmas preparations. They were having a bumper season too pre-flood...

Take care