As we have received several telephone calls this evening from concerned interstate relatives, I will join the 6pm news and show you some flooding.At present,we are only inconvenienced by the flood, as we live and work above the one hundred year flood zone.(The river height level above which no flood has occurred in the past 100 years) Unfortunately, I was able to walk to work this morning, the whole 700m was clear of flooding.
No staff could come in, as the bridge to the main residential area of town is now 19m, rather than 15m under.
The river is expected to rise at least another 3 metres tonight, more if it keeps raining.
The main business district is flooded.
The photo above is about 50metres down the very steep hill from my work.
I had to walk 3km to get home, as both ends of the road we live in are flooded
(our house is the one under that grey roof left of centre - at the top of the hill).
There is a cross road at the top of the hill, and this is still clear to the east, although flooded to the west.
Unfortunately I can probably not take a sewing day tomorrow - there is plenty of thrilling tax compliance work to do, even if there are no customers.
The most pleasing thing about going to work today was the discovery of 3 litres of milk in the fridge. My tea addiction is no longer under threat.