Granted, we had some sunshine yesterday, but for the first time in over a week, the sun broke through the clouds at sunrise, even if only briefly, as the rain started to fall again before I could finish typing my thoughts – D’oh!
Anyway, this is just a quick post to let family and friends know that Dean and I are ok. We’ve been holed up, riding out the deluge that inundated the south coast of New South Wales this week due to a very slow moving low pressure system.
It’s hard to identify (exactly) how much rain fell where we are, but the surrounding areas have had recorded falls of between 359 and 477 millimetres. For those who can’t picture rainfall in millimetres, that’s between 13.3 and 18.7 inches, with the heaviest falls recorded on Monday and Tuesday (25th and 26th).
It was a little scary there for awhile and you know it’s bad when you can’t sleep for the sound of the rain hitting the roof. People were evacuated from homes not too far from here, but Basin View is on the top of a little hill, so there was no immediate danger for us.
If you’re interested in seeing some photos, there’s a really good image gallery here: ABC News
Hopefully the rain will stop soon and we’ll get a bit of sunshine to dry things out.