Here’s a roundup of this week’s news and weather here in Australia.
At the beginning of this week, tropical cyclone Lua smashed its way through north west Western Australia. The cyclone, which at one stage reached category four, hit wind speeds of up to 250 km/h.
Luckily, it didn’t cause a lot of damage.
For more about that story and to watch the video, check out The Australian.
A couple of days later, the people of Townsville on the north eastern coast of Australia weren’t so lucky. A storm ripped through their city causing damage to about 60 properties with some buildings collapsing.
The area was declared a disaster zone and this freak weather event has been described as a mini tornado.
For more about that story and to watch the video, check out ABC News.
Yesterday, the Sunshine Coast, which is about an hour and a half drive north of Brisbane on the east of Australia suffered a “once in a century” weather event.
We seem to have had a lot of “once in a century” weather events happening around here lately, don’t we?
Anyway, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore and the surrounding areas were bashed with almost 400 mm of rain during the afternoon and evening of the downpour, and many cars were abandoned during the flash flooding.
For more about that story and to watch the video, check out The Courier Mail.
Talk about the weather!
So you’d think that the Friday video here on BobinOz would be about the weather, wouldn’t you?
But it isn’t.
A week ago today, something really scary happened in Darwin. A crocodile found its way to the play area of a primary school; one girl was bitten and some other girls were chased.
If it hadn’t have been for the bravery of the school principal who intervened, this event could have turned out so much worse.
My thanks to NewsOnABC for this video report…..
I don’t say “what it’s really like to live in Australia” for nothing!