After the wettest August in something like 37 years, September's also come in with a vengeance. It seems that we got half of our monthly rainfall total in less than 12 hours, and it's due to keep up for at least the next week. We didn't fare too badly here, but there was some pretty wide spread damage in town, as well as nearby towns - Creswick and Clunes - really bearing the brunt of it.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should not drive, ride or walk through flood water and keep clear of creeks and storm drains. Now read that again... Slowly...
people should not drive, ride or walk through flood water and keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
So this is what they do...
Get away from me you young whippersnapper, or I'll hit you with my cane!
Now, I wanted to drive out and have a look at some of the damage... you know, take pics and all...
Just outside of town. I don't know if the pic will enlarge or not, but that's a guy on a horse trying to rescue his cattle.
That's it. I am officially declaring the drought over!