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Australian East Coast Hammered by Storms

Post by veya_victaous on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:42 pm

SYDNEY’S northern beaches have copped an absolute battering overnight, as huge seas swept away the yards of multi-million-dollar beachfront homes.

Up to 10-15 metres of waterfront land washed away at Collaroy overnight as residents returned to their homes to assess the damage after being evacuated on Sunday night.

In total, seven homes and a unit block in Collaroy were evacuated as 8m waves slammed the coast leading to major erosion, police said.

A devastated Zaza Silk, from Collaroy, described her “worst nightmare” as she watched her pool and garden slip into the ocean after the savage storm.

“Within three hours we had a garden that was just totally destroyed — gone,” she told Channel Seven’s Sunrise program as she looked at her home from police tape as the sun rose on Monday.

She described how the water got “closer and closer” until police told residents to evacuate.

“I never thought it would be this bad,” she said.

Ms Silk told Sunrise she had lost about 15 metres of coastline from her beachside property, likening the devastation of the storm to an earthquake.

“There’s no garden now, where do we go? I have a dog, where is it going to go?” she said.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/sydney-wild-weather-homes-at-risk-as-collaroy-narrabeen-battered-by-storm/news-story/45e63ecdca3e9678f51ac51270996781





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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:44 pm

My stuff is all good, but coming back from the farm this weekend a lot of creeks were right up to the road and there were several spun out drivers.


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how hard were you hit up there?

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:58 pm

http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/pictures-show-just-how-bad-sydneys-freak-storm-really-was/news-story/a839fec4c84b485f62db34ec4ad4f262

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:23 pm

Wow. I missed that. Wolf??

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:56 pm

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THIS region (the Lower Hunter) escaped the worst of the storms over the last two days...
Only some flash flooding, and some trees down, has been the main fallout for the Hunter and Central Coast,  so far; (I recorded over 100 mm in a rainguage here over Saturday and Sunday -- some places up north, and even further up on the North coast, have recorded more than double that in half the time !)..

(Unlike April last year, when "superstorm" cells came together over Dungog (about an hours drive NW from here) and southern Lake Macquarie (20-30 min's south) -- when back then, around 80% of the storm damage was centred over the Lower Hunter..).


THIS TIME 'ROUND the worst affected areas seem to have been on and around the northern parts of Sydney;  and up on the Far North Coast, around Lismore and Tweed Heads..
Yesterday, those "storm cells" were still just off the coast, and maybe 500 miles apart (compared to only 50 or 60 miles last year..).

ANYBODY who's visited the northern and north-west outskirts of greater Sydney will now how hilly some of those places are, funnelling and concentrating storms to produce some pretty intense outcomes during heavy storms..


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Post by Cass on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:00 pm

Glad you boys are ok. I was watching the news earlier and was worried as well as with family in Houston.

Bloody weather.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:07 pm

Take care, guys.

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