A wild storm swept through the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne last night.After what had been a cool and overcast day yesterday, the skies darkened and finally at about midnight, the winds whipped up and we had the most incredible storm , which lasted for about 2 hours. The hail pounding the windows sounded like glass on glass and I thought the roof tiles were going to come off at one stage.A neighbouring bay-side suburb sustained the most damage in the area, with roofs blown off, trees up-rooted and cars overturned. Emergency services were called in and are in attendance today, restoring the power and temporarily replacing the roofs with heavy-duty tarpaulins.
As the storm was going on outside, my thoughts turned to those poor earthquake victims in Haiti. We here, in the comfort of suburbia, really have no idea what they must be going through!