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Where are our Ant Gods now? Severe weather warning issued

By poptop 20 January 2009 71

Severe warning out now and angry angry clouds in the sky.

Please send your storm photos to images@the-riotact.com

    Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Canberra, Cooma, Yass, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Narrandera.
    The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
    * Move your car under cover or away from trees.
    * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
    * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
    * Unplug computers and appliances.
    * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
    * Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
    * For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500

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Granny 10:45 am 25 Jan 09

Yes! It’s always depressing as well. Bushfires make everyone edgy. People niggle and fight. There were so many break-ups after the 2003 fires.

ant 10:33 am 25 Jan 09

It cleared (the smell at least) later in the night so I opened the windows, and then woke in teh early hours to more smoke, so closed them again. Nice and cool and cloudy now and no smell of smoke.

We are in for a very hot, dry week. It’ll be very disappointing if the only respite, the evening easterly, comes laden with bushfire smoke.

Granny 10:10 am 25 Jan 09

It had pretty much cleared where I was by the time I went walking in the early hours. Just the nice breeze left by then!

ant 10:49 pm 24 Jan 09

It is getting worse. I could see the main Taj Mahal at HQ JOC before, but now it’s blotted out, means the smoke’s getting thicker. Asthmatics need to be careful, take your ventolin and close up the house.

Danman 10:41 pm 24 Jan 09

Yeah smells pretty gross right now.

Ngunnawal too 🙂

ant 10:41 pm 24 Jan 09

It will get worse. It’s thick and fresh.

Granny 9:39 pm 24 Jan 09

Gramps noticed a smell like burning rubber on the way to the Marketplace and wondered what it was. It’s only just hitting us at Ngunnawal now. Pee-ewwww! It stinks!! You wouldn’t want to have washing on the line!

ant 9:27 pm 24 Jan 09

I watched it come. At first I thought it was ground mist around HQ JOC, then realised that the easterly was coming, and pushing the bushfire smoke with it. I watched it creep across Burbong, and saw it also coming across the Flat, and began closing windows and had some ventolin! I forgot some little vent windows though, and then smelt fresh-burned bushland, and ran around closing those, and then taped up the outside vent for my kitchen exhaust fan which is east-facing.

This smoke is strong, and thick. Such a shame, as you say, as the easterly is cold and lovely. It’s 15c up here outside, but 25 inside since I’ve closed the place up.

Granny 9:06 pm 24 Jan 09

What next! *sigh* I’m not looking forward to having to shut the house up while it’s still so warm. What a nuisance ….

ant 8:57 pm 24 Jan 09

Severe Smoke Warning issued (by me). There’s a huge pall of fresh bushfire smoke headed towards Canberra. Tonight’s cold easterly has brought with it the smoke from the coast fires, and it crept in from the east at sunset, blotting out everything. I’ve closed my windows and taped up the exhaust fan vents as it’s bloody awful, thick acrid stuff.

Be ready.

Granny 12:05 pm 24 Jan 09

I reckon any ol’ ant can whoop any ol’ termite, BerraBo68! I’m glad they escaped. *hehe*

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