The morning after.


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!

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4 thoughts on “The morning after.

  1. Maureen,
    So glad that you made it through the storm unscathed. I’ll bet that it was a wonderful storm to listen to, in spite of everything.

    I know what you mean about Haiti. It really puts the small worries in our life in perspective. Take care.
    Hugs,
    Lita

  2. Hi Lita,
    It was an incredibly powerful and beautiful storm. Too bad it did so much damage to the neighboring suburb.
    The Haiti disaster is heart wrenching. My heart jumped for joy when they rescued the baby girl yesterday!
    Hugs
    Maureen

  3. That was a few streets over from me I think… I heard a lot of wind but didn’t realise it was that bad outside!

  4. Hi Meghan,
    Yes. I think it was very close to you. You are lucky it did not hit your road too. The photos I saw on TV were incredible. Nature can certainly strike randomly.
    Maureen 🙂

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