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We just got hit like the fist of an angry god 
20th-Dec-2007 09:44 am (UTC)
Before I left the Union Building was literally flooding.

Ankle deep water was creeping in the northern door... then I noticed that water was coming out the light fixtures; that made me realize that I was on the ground floor so who knows what the fist floor was like. However, I did see that water was coming down the stairs like a waterfall.

All in all, I think there's going to be some serious damage to that building.
20th-Dec-2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
Woah, that's pretty extreme.
I wonder how much of the brand new renovations got destroyed
23rd-Dec-2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
I wish I could have seen water coming down the stairs like a waterfall ... I would have then closed my eyes and pretended it was 'The Shining' :D
23rd-Dec-2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
The roof fell in on the Union, apparently...
20th-Dec-2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
We're in Bundaberg at the moment, and it's mercifully nice weather. Not too hot, and even though it's the wet season it's dry at the moment -- too dry, of course. Not enough water to go around.

Only got a vague reference to the rains in the news yesterday - how widespread was it? Should we be worried about the house being washed down the hill? :)
20th-Dec-2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
We got a monsoon :) The Age has some more photos.

I'm pretty sure your place was well to the north - it was pretty much Mount Waverley down to Frankeston that got really kicked in Melbourne. There was non-insignificant amount of rain to the north too, but it wasn't black on the rain radar there... :)

If you're really worried, we could organise to go look?
21st-Dec-2007 12:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, but Rachel's mum is feeding Billy (assuming he isn't washed away) and I'm sure she'd tell us if the house wasn't there any more :)
21st-Dec-2007 05:26 am (UTC)
rainy rainy... very glad we live upstairs today.
23rd-Dec-2007 05:15 pm (UTC)
It sounds like it would have been absolutely beautiful to behold if only it didn't make me nervous about climate change. Was it warm at the same time? I remember running around outside in a hurricaine in New Orleans when it was still really warm, it was fantastic.
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