Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yikes! Its flooding again.

Our town is in flood, for the second time this year.
I took a heap of pics to show you but on the wrong setting :( however, my friend Anne gave me these first few pics to use, then my friend Suzy the last few. Thanks girls!
This river in flood time is the second fastest flowing river in the world. The first is the Mississippi.
A field opposite my Goddaughters house, this is photographed from her front door.
Coles car park.
The gardens outside the RSL club.
Under the bridge from a different angle

This gorgeous old factory has been turned into a furniture store. My friend Suzy Baines gave me these pics below to show the water going inside the shop. They worked for hours to raise all their goods out of flood reach and they were succesful..they didn't lose any of their stock.

Can you imagine the cleaning up that will have to happen?

This picture Suzy took just up the road from the factory.


white_lilly said...

Hi Marilyn I can't believe the weather up in your part of the world. I hope you and your family are all safe. The photos look really great, imagine the clean up once the water has gone down.Take care.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

The clean-up was the first thing I thought about, some of those poor people in Brisbane are on their third clean-up, and here we are in South Australia with not much water, although I don't think we would want as much as you are getting. Great photos Marilyn, more than what we are seeing on tv.

Lucinda Obrien said...

Floods are yucky things.When we lived at Lismore I had to pack my shop up.What a nightmare!and mt poor friend who bought the shop of me just had to do the same thing.Luckily it did'nt go over the levy this time.Hope you are OK

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn,
Those pictures are amazing, unfortunatley for all the wrong reasons. I hope it clears up soon.
Thinking of you.
~S~ xxx

Out Back said...

What is going on with the weather this year??

Some have too much rain, some still have not enough. (we had 33mm on Sunday/Monday).

Hope you are feeling better soon.


Jeanette said...

Gday Marilyn.. I hope you are safe from the flood waters,, Ohh such devastion and such a mess to have to clean after the floods subside...

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

wow Wild weather all over isnt it,First the fires now the floods us Aussies have it all.Stay dry my friend.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Marilyn,
Just been catching up with all your recent news. I watched the flood news pretty closely as my family are in Port Macquarie but thankfully the Hastings River didn't flood this time. Looks like it stopped at Kempsey. Amazing photos.

I'll say a prayer and be thinking of you on Thursday. I hope all goes well with your surgery and you make a quick recovery. Thank you for your lovely comments - I can't believe I inspire you. I just accept what is and tell myself there is always someone far worse off than myself.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Marilyn,
How awful! I hope you and your family are keeping safe!
Thank you for letting me know that my package arrived! I am sooo relieved! I was getting concerned and thought perhaps it got lost.
I have an award for you on yesterday's post if you would like to drop by and pick it up. Please take care and have a lovely weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn, the world is really going crazy, even with the weather. I hope your daughter's house is okay. That water seems too close for comfort.

Elyse said...

gosh, weather sure is getting wacky.

it was so fun to see your smiling face and blog comment. thanks for entering my giveway!

despite the rain, i hope all is well!


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn it really is heartbreaking isn't it, my sister inlaw was telling me that Kempsey looked like an island, am just pleased you were ok....
I just hope the people affected are paid by their Insurance Companies, a lot of people here in Coffs are being turned down...

Lyn xxx

Wendy said...

Oh My Goodness!... Sorry to hear about the bad weather! I remember growing up in Texas as a child and it used to flood, its pretty scary stuff. I hope that you and your family were able to get away to somewhere safe. Take Care, you will be in my prays for a speedy recovery!
-Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

shabbydreaming said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! what a mess to clean up! YIKES glad that's not my job!! Hope you are feeling better! and have had a wonderful weekend!!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Marilyn are you copping all the rain down there again, has been flogging down up here since Wed arvo, have never known such a wet winter....

Have a great weekend Sweet

Lyn xxxx

Lisa said...

Where is this? Louisiana knows exactly what your going through!

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

I found your blog from blog hopping today :)
Thought Id say Hi!
:) Candy

Jeanette said...

Gday Marilyn, Hope all is going well with you after your Operation and your well on the road to recovery .

Cherie said...

Wow! That is alot of water. Is it winter in your part of the world? The Lavendar picture at the top of your blog is SO beautiful!
I am so glad you came to visit my blog. I love meeting new friends around the world!
You won a prize in my give-away. Come by and then e-mail me with your info. so I can send you your prize!! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

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Shelia said...

Hi Marilyn! Oh, I hope the flood waters are down by now! I've entered your name in my giveaway!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn,
Just popping by to see how you are going. I hope all is well & that all your hospital visits went well.
Take care,

Wendy said...

Hello Marilyn,
Havent heard from you in a while so I was just checking to see how you are recovering from the flood.
I hope you are your family are well.
Mrs Peeks Farmhouse

Tootsie said...

thanks for the visit today!!! it has been a while since I heard from you...I thought you were on holidays!

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Marilyn, I live at Taree and we haven't seen a flood like that here for many years now. Guess we would have if we had the same amount of rain that you did. Sorry to hear you are heading for hospital...hope things come good for you.
Kind Regards

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