Monday, January 10, 2011

Rain, rain go away!

Hi all,

Well it's been bucketing down here in Queensland for some months now (yes I mean months!). Just in the last 24 hours here (Sunshine Coast) we've had something like 300mm. Which I think is close to 5 inches (am probably wrong) of rain. It's so wet here at the moment our earthworms are all coming out of the ground or they'd drown.

Em was suppose to start a week of swimming lessons, but today's lesson has been cancelled due to localised flooding. The way the rain is pelting down at the moment I think tomorrows lesson will be cancelled as well.

For those of you who don't know a large part of Queensland is underwater at this very moment in time. They say an area the size of New South Wales (another state of Australia) is currently underwater & it's all heading south, so it's coming our way soon. I think they are saying it's one of our biggest national distasters. The problem with so much of Queensland going under is now the price of food will sky-rocket. We grow alot of fruit, plus meat & grain here. Also the mining industry has been hit hard as the mines (all open cut) are now lakes. My heart goes out to all those that have lost everything. Let's hope the sun remebers how to shine & comes back soon.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

It has been wet over your way Paula and we have been having hot sunny weather... usually the other way round.... you're welcome to pack up the girls and come visit!!!!!!