Today was a very eventful day, the return of my Tuesday class and lots of rain.
Early this morning it started raining then by 10am the heavens opened and down came the rain. The Peel river runs through our property, by about 12 the river was in full flood, peaking at 5m's.
This caused heaps of problems, 3 months ago the main bridge into town was pulled down(after damaged substained from the 2000 floods) and work has commenced on replacing it, but mean while there is only a low level river crossing that is closed to vehicles after just a little rain. So this crossing was closed by about 10am, meaning there was only one other road access into town. All my ladies came this way to class, but due to the heavy rain a small bridge on this road was partly washed away leaving no direct access in or out of town. The only way out was a detour up through the forest and down a very steep dirt road, thankfully everyone returned home safely. This will be a Tuesday we will talk about for awhile.
This photo I took late this afternoon looking down onto the river from the side of the bridge in our place, the old bridge here was washed away in the 2000 floods, the marker shows the river at less then 2m's, a huge drop on what it was earlier in the day.
The weather forecast is for more rain, so who knows what morning will bring, there is a heavy storm going around at the moment.
Where ever you may be I hope you are all dry and safe inside.