For those who live the northern hemisphere or those outside Australia, Perth and the South-West have been punished by cyclonic winds. Now the weather bureau won’t say its a cyclone despite claiming the winds were a category 2.
It has been a stressful day. We lost our fence and still unfortunately we’ve yet to hear from contractors to put up a temporary one as the backyard and bedroom is now exposed. Though, I am very grateful the house isn’t damaged and we are safe, unlike many families. Apparently, this is the worst storm to hit our state and they still won’t say it was a cyclone!
Over 160,000 homes were without power and 100,000 still in the dark. My sister is married to a dairy farmer and they are waiting for power to be connected. Thankfully, the dairy had electricity by this morning, otherwise the cows cannot be milked, they get sick and then the farmers have to dispose of them. Sad really, especially as it is their livelihood.
Weather is a strange phenomenon. We love it when the sun is shining and perfect, yet when it creates havoc we despair, especially when it is damaging.
As the saying goes, life goes on.