Media Release here
All the usual hubub.
Mandatory Emergency Services Agency page link
Some kid with initiative could make a killing going around offering to clean people’s gutters and downpipes.
Oh, that’s right – kids these day don’t have initiative!
Hear hear thumper. Pity there isn’t a stupidity/lazy tax…
You kind of get sick and tired of cleaning out people’s gutters because they are simply to lazy to do it themselves thus, when we have a big downpour (which we’ve has plenty of lately) water pours into their house.
Hint people, clean your gutters and downpipes then SES won’t have to come and fix it when your lounge room is a swimming pool.
A little prevention goes a long way.
There has been a fair few warnings the last few days. A number of SES unts have had volunteers placed on standup, leaving their jobs and (on the weekend) leisure activities to wait at their in case the storms did eventuate. Fortunately (or unfortunately for those who wanted to play) there has only been a few small jobs, as the storms have generally passed us by.
The BOM, SES and other organisations have to be over cautious these days as they copped a hell of a lot of flak over the hailstorm a whileback that they didn’t predict or give enough warning about. People (in general) these days look for someone to blame for everything in life that goes wrong. Instead of just saying “sh!t happens” and dealing with it they look for someone to blame (and possibly sue for compensation).
Just keep an eye on the sky, the heat and humidity are good clues. See the towers shooting up, see them form into a mass, and then have a look at the radar on BOM or Weatherzone to see what’s happening. The storms this week seem to be incredibly localised. Canberra was lookign to get a bunch of rain when I left work today, but I got bugger-all east of Canberra.
After build-ups and then nothing the last 2 days, tomorrow might be “the day” for the biggie. Storms have been going off big-time in early arvo all over NSW, which is very unusual. No front driving it, just random storms blanketing NSW. this is very unusual. Reckon keep an eye on things tomorrow. The radar is your friend.
Yeah… article approval has been happening at work convenient times lately – ie. before work, lunch time, after work.
Clearly the admins have their priorities straight. But perhaps they should appoint some article approvers (ie moderators) so that items that are up-to-the-minute actually ARE up-to-the-minute.
The post was submitted LONG before 1700hrs.
You know, I could have looked outside and figured that out. 😛
What should we call Canberra’s newest Light Rail Vehicle?