All good. Checking in to report. Luckily the storm was not as severe as anticipated. Phew! & Phew again! I was in this house when a storm came through about a year ago. Total devastation down the road at Carbunup (more here), huge trees literally snapped in half and uprooted. That one sounded like a train coming. I was asleep and the noise woke me. I really thought the roof could have come off. Very scary. Looking back at the records, that storm was on the 29th of June, 2011.
|Bushwalking with the dogs, when it wasn't so stormy.
I am impressed with the way this storm was managed. The kiddies were all sent home from school at 1pm. Everyone was organised to tidy up their properties. And, Margaret River from about 3pm was very, very quiet. Very eerie. No cars, only the sound of the occasional pelting shower.
Last night was fine. The power went off about 7pm. My friend Noofi called and said that she was watching the news in Perth and they said that the storm was due to hit Margs about 'now'! As she said the word 'now'... the power went off (only for about 4 hours). It was my cue to go to bed. And, the dogs and I heard the occasional thunder rumble and apart from being woken by an overjoyed possum romping on the roof.... that was it. Almost 12 hours sleep. Time to go and check the rest of the town out.