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Bellco Blackout

johnboy 15 September 2008 36

Word reaches us that the Belconnen Mall has been without power this afternoon due to the wild weather.

Any tales of excitement?

UPDATE: The ABC reports wider disruptions than just Belconnen.

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Granny Granny 2:42 pm 16 Sep 08

Thumper said :

I should add that whales have obviously become extinct in Lake Tuggeranong.

At least they still have the Loch Tuggers monster, though.

Trevor fincham Trevor fincham 1:30 pm 16 Sep 08

Belco probably didnt pay its bills. Northsiders are like that

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 11:40 am 16 Sep 08

Any tales of excitement?

Holy crap – do I! The winds blew away most of my newly blooming blossoms and other flowers.

Now, if that isn’t hardcore – I don’t know what is!

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 10:36 am 16 Sep 08

For my fellow weather nerds, there is a Doppler radar at yarrawonga that gives you wind speed and direction on a 10 min loop. It was going gangbusters yesterday. That red dust was blowing straight from the mallee.

Granny Granny 10:28 am 16 Sep 08

captainwhorebags said :

Granny: a more resourceful teenager would have wandered around a bus interchange saying “can ya give me two bucks for the bus, cuz?”

*chuckle*

She used to sometimes busk in Dickson, and once made $30. It was quite funny because she had no musical instruments and would just invent the songs as she went. I am ashamed to confess she did call me and ask for a lift, but I had one of her sisters asleep and I thought, “What could it hurt for her to actually walk somewhere?” However, she didn’t mention the typhoon or anything and I was just like, “Hey, is there a world out there?” Who knew?

Anyhow, fortunately she didn’t end up pinned under a tree and we did have a happy ending.

ant ant 10:10 am 16 Sep 08

Yeah, we ended up getting a mudstorm after all. Notice the colour, too. That red dirt came from somewhere a long way west of here.

OzChick OzChick 9:36 am 16 Sep 08

My car is now really dirty.

Aurelius Aurelius 9:17 am 16 Sep 08

Gungahlin Al said :

A 9yo boy in Kambah was pinned under a fallen tree until a resident went to work with his chainsaw.

You don’t need a chainsaw for a 9yo. A good sharp carving knife is plenty.

Thumper Thumper 8:38 am 16 Sep 08

I should add that whales have obviously become extinct in Lake Tuggeranong.

Thumper Thumper 8:38 am 16 Sep 08

And there’s not a large population of whales in LBG, even less in lake Ginninderra.

tastyjam tastyjam 8:35 am 16 Sep 08

LlamaFrog said :

good on you Spectra for slowing down. TastyJam if your that quick witted to come up with that comment you are obviously to good for the public service, you better keep to saving whales.

actually i work in the public service. wouldn’t have time to comment on here if i was saving whales, would i?

Thumper Thumper 8:01 am 16 Sep 08

And yeah, October is generally our storm season.

Thumper Thumper 7:59 am 16 Sep 08

Woohoo!

That was a wild one!

captainwhorebags captainwhorebags 7:46 am 16 Sep 08

Granny: a more resourceful teenager would have wandered around a bus interchange saying “can ya give me two bucks for the bus, cuz?”

Granny Granny 12:49 am 16 Sep 08

Well, she certainly won’t “lose” it again ….

*guffaw*

ant ant 12:46 am 16 Sep 08

“losing”, huh? Riiiiight.

Granny Granny 11:57 pm 15 Sep 08

I had no idea it was even raining until my high schooler walked through the door looking something like a drowned Kodiak, having walked in the howling gale for close to an hour after losing her bus money.

bubzie bubzie 11:10 pm 15 Sep 08

pfft, i was in floriade just before it closed, it wasnt that bad.

Thank god i was stuck inside my work (Yay! Retail!) all afternoon/night afterwoulds..

And i must admit, i lol’d at the statue thing in woden, it was going off its nut 🙂

Overheard Overheard 10:16 pm 15 Sep 08

tastyjam said :

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Spectra said :

Very inconvenient – cost me a good 10 seconds of extra travel time as I slowed down to make sure I wasn’t going to collect anyone.

I’m sure the small child pinned under a tree would say that his predicament was a little more inconvenient… you wouldn’t work in the public service, would you?

Oh dear. 10pm, Tastyjam — time to take your irony supplement.

LlamaFrog LlamaFrog 9:51 pm 15 Sep 08

good on you Spectra for slowing down. TastyJam if your that quick witted to come up with that comment you are obviously to good for the public service, you better keep to saving whales.

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