Sunday, January 06, 2008

Die reën hou lyk vir my net nooit op nie

Die aanhoudende reën (en verlange) hier in Australië herinner my so baie aan die liedjie wat in die 1960's deur Hal David and Burt Bacharach geskryf is...

Luister na die liedjie deur "play" te kliek hieronder...

Raindrops keep falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin' seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling

So I just did me some talkin' to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he' got things done
Sleepin' on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my, head they keep falling

But there's one thing I know
The blues he sends to meet me won't defeat me
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Crying's not for me
Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothing's worrying me.

...dit het per slot van rekening lanklaas so baie hier in Oz gereën soos dit die afgelope jaar gereën het. Daar is selfs 'n nasionale vloed gevaar website by die Departement van Meteorologie.

Certainly across southern and eastern Australia we had one of the warmest years on record.
“The projections are for intense storms, flooding, droughts and bushfires and we had all of those in 2007.”

Dit het dwarsdeur die jaar hier gereën...maar dit lyk vir my of Oos Australië natter word en Wes Australië droër...
Ek het so 'n paar koerantberigte nader gesleep oor die afgelope jaar se reën:

6 Januarie 2008
THE flood-ravaged Far North Coast was declared a natural disaster zone yesterday as water threatened homes, forced evacuations and ruined holidays for thousands of tourists.
Hundreds of homes were evacuated and several families rescued on Friday night and early yesterday at Kyogle, Murwillumbah and Chinderah after more than 300 millimetres of rain fell in just three hours.
Authorities said Kyogle, with a population of 3000, experienced its second-highest flood peak on record at 18.1 metres.

4 Januarie 2008
Cyclone Helen heads for Darwin
A cyclone warning is current for coastal and island communities from Kalumburu in Western Australia to Cape Hotham in the Northern Territory, including Darwin.
There is going to be a lot of rainfall associated with it crossing the coast and there is a very good chance that there will be flooding in the low-lying areas and streams rising
CYCLONE shelters in Darwin opened their doors last night in expectation of fierce winds and violent rain as tropical cyclone Helen edged closer to the city.
Residents were told to expect winds of up to 130km/h.

5 Januarie 2008
Rising floods are worst for 20 years
Queenslanders on evacuation alert
"The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issued major flood warnings for the Logan and Albert rivers, south of Brisbane, with rising waters expected to peak at Maclean Bridge tomorrow morning"

4 Januarie 2008
FLASH flooding has closed roads and damaged homes in southeast Queensland, while big seas have gouged beaches as wild weather continues along the coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting Cyclone Helen to move into the western Gulf of Carpentaria tomorrow and over far northern Queensland on Sunday, bringing rain and strong winds.
In the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the road to Kilcoy was cut by floodwaters for several hours today, stranding dozens of motorists, before being reopened late this afternoon.
Electricity distributor Energex said around 6000 homes were blacked out in Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts earlier today. Most had power restored by this afternoon.

6 Januarie 2008
Kyogle was hit the hardest when the Richmond River peaked at a major flood level of 18.1m - the second highest ever recorded for the area.

5 Januarie 2008
PARTS of the New South Wales north coast have been declared natural disaster areas after heavy rain and severe flooding.
The floods have forced the evacuation of thousands of residents from the northern NSW town of Kyogle as floodwaters peaked at the second highest level on record.
Some parts of northern NSW received 300mm of rain in three hours overnight
Heavy rains continue to batter the NSW north coast, with beaches from the Queensland border to Sydney facing closure today.

29 Desember 2007
Flood enough for hope
"We just woke up with this on Sunday. We would have had about 15,000 to 16,000 acres (6000-6400ha) underwater."

24 Desember 2007
..with the rain boosting the farming sector.
"It will have a very positive benefit in terms of pasture growth and cropping down the track because of the high level of moisture in those areas," he said.

22 Desember 2007
A MAN has been killed by a falling tree and the Indian Pacific train has been halted in NSW as wild weather continues to lash the eastern seaboard.
Heavy rain and strong winds have swept across five states as the area battens down for another burst of wild weather over the weekend.
Broken Hill is among the hardest hit areas and parts of Victoria and South Australia have been affected by flash flooding. meteorologist Matt Pearce said another major event is unfolding as storms and widespread rain develop across South Australia.
In northwestern NSW, heavy rain dumped a record 171mm at Coonamble since midnight and 141mm at nearby Coonabarabran.
Many local roads leading to Coonabarabran have been cut by flooding but the town itself has sustained minor damage, a State Emergency Service spokesman says.
Across much of Victoria today, gale-force winds replaced the humidity and flash flooding of yesterday.
Scores of trees were uprooted and hurled onto cars, across roads and into buildings
"We have been getting a three to four calls a minute (for assistance), mostly in Melbourne with Ballarat and Bendigo the main rural centres affected," Mr Wiebusch said.

SEVERE storms are expected to lash southeastern Australia in the next 24 hours, bringing heavy rain, flooding and destructive winds gusting up to 100km/h.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued several storm warnings across Victoria
Melbourne was lashed with torrential rain
The Queensland town of St George, battered by torrential rain on Thursday night, is in the path of a second menacing storm system expected to strike today.
Thunderstorms hit the far southwest and west of NSW late yesterday, bringing gusts of up to 120km/h at Broken Hill.

21 Desember
MELBOURNE is bracing for another bout of wild weather later today with the weather bureau saying storms and a band of heavy rain are heading to the city from the northwest of the state.
The city was lashed with torrential rain yesterday afternoon, public transport was thrown into chaos and traffic negotiated roads awash with water.

7 Desember 2007
THE drought-breaking La Nina weather pattern has finally kicked in, bringing flooding rains along the eastern coast and filling the tributaries that feed into the dying Murray-Darling river system

3 Desember 2007
PARTS of Melbourne's eastern suburbs have been hit by flash floods, with more storms predicted this afternoon.

28 Oktober 2007
AN area of the New South Wales north coast damaged by storms has been declared a natural disaster zone.
Large hailstones and destructive winds battered the towns of Dunoon, Lismore, Grafton, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby on Friday.

26 Augustus 2007
EMERGENCY workers were cleaning up parts of northeastern Australia today after widespread flooding caused by what meteorologists said was a freak, once-in-a-century weather event.
Dozens of people were evacuated from homes and cars and many roads closed because of rising flood waters and fallen trees after the Sunshine Coast was lashed with days of torrential rain
"Major flooding has affected residents in the Noosa River, Lake Cooroibah and Lake Cootharaba area and even though we are confident the worst is now past us, it may take several days for waters to return to normal levels,'' he said.
The dumping of more than 1000mm of rain on the Sunshine Coast has been attributed to a once-in-a-century weather event.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jeff Callaghan said the low pressure system over southeast Queensland that caused the downpour was a freak event not seen at this time of year since the 1800s.

30 Junie 2007
THE perfect storm of raging rivers flowing downstream from Victoria's highlands colliding with a king tide at the state's lakes district is threatening homes and forcing hundreds of residents to retreat to higher ground.

29 Junie 2007
HUNDREDS of Victorians were last night facing the heartbreaking decision of whether to abandon their homes and flee as rising floodwaters swept through the state's southeast.
Rainfall of up to 300mm was recorded in Victoria's high country in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, while up to 60mm was recorded in lower-lying areas of Gippsland. Floodwaters poured down from the high country yesterday and the state's Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warnings.

EMERGENCY preparations are underway tonight to evacuate hundreds of residents as a king tide threatened to further swamp a flooded town on Victoria's south-east coast.
Mr Gray said that while the 1970 floods were always talked about as the “biggest ever” but only 97,000 megalitres a day was released by opening the floodgates to the Glenmaggie Weir upstream. “This was 140,000 (megalitres) a day. That's a tremendous amount of water.”

27 Junie 2007
TORRENTIAL rain pelting Gippsland has flooded roads and is flowing towards houses.
The wildest weather in a decade has shut the Princes Highway between Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. The highway is also closed at Nicholson.
Rising waters are reportedly lapping at several houses in Bairnsdale.
Heavy rain is also bolstering Victoria's biggest water catchment, the Thomson Dam.
Rain lashed Gippsland overnight. A second burst of rainfall and damaging wind gusts is forecast today.
Several rivers including the Mitchell, Snowy, Genoa and Cann are being monitored.
Gabo Island got 90mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am, Mallacoota 87mm, Orbost 65mm and Sale 27mm.
Melbourne is forecast to receive up to 20mm of rain today.

16 Junie 2007
Hunter Valley North of Sydney
GALE-FORCE winds and flooding are again forecast for the NSW Hunter Valley and central coast, a week after wild storms swept through the region.
Conditions were forecast to deteriorate overnight, with severe weather expected in Sydney and the storm-damaged areas to the north, said Rob Webb, manager of weather services at the NSW Bureau of Meteorology.
Many farms in the Hunter area, after getting more than 300mm of rain in two days, were now unworkable as they were covered with sand and silt.

13 Junie 2007
Sydney has one of the highest per capita stored waters in the world
"Brisbane can tend to rely on its summer rains, Melbourne on its winter rains. We're caught in the middle. Our rains come whenever they feel like it."

11 Junie 2007
Water treatment plants throughout Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter Valley had been unable to cope with “unprecedented” rainfall on Friday and Saturday

9 Junie 2007
TWO people are dead and five missing in NSW flood waters caused by wild weather that has forced Premier Morris Iemma to declare a natural disaster in the state's Hunter and Central Coast regions.
State Emergency Service (SES) has received thousands of calls for assistance so far from people who have suffered damage across the Hunter, Mid North Coast, Central Coast and Sydney.
At least 200,000 people were without power overnight in areas from the Hunter Valley to Sydney.

12 Februarie 2007
WHILE the east coast was yesterday buffetted by rain, leading to flash flooding and the collapse of a shopping centre roof in Sydney

1 comment:

  1. Ons kry ook baie reën op die oomblik in Johannesburg, en elektriese storms soos nog nooit.

    Vrydagoggend het dit begin omtrent 1-uur en ons omtrent 'n uur wakker gehou, en toe weer om 4:30 begin en geraas tot 7-uur. Gewoonlik kry ons mos net weerlig en 'n gedonder tot dit behoorlik begin reën het. Laasnag het dit weer om 2-uur begin.

    Wel, ek hou ook baie van daardie liedjie!


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