Friday, May 15, 2009

Blown about, rained on, and shaken

Another lovely day in Wellington... Yeah, right.

It's been blowing a gale since last night, knocking down trees here and there, disrupting flights, and generally causing havoc. Parts of Karori lost power after the wind damaged some equipment. It's eased slightly for now, but a warning is in place for more to come over the weekend.

The wind was accompanied by heavy rain, and more of that is expected too.

And if we weren't having a fun day with the wind and rain, nature decided we could have ourselves an earthquake too. Apparently it was a 4.5 on the Richter scale, and knocked some stuff off a few shelves in the upper South Island, but I didn't notice a thing - as usual...

Something to take into consideration really - Murphy's law dictates that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong - so obviously any big disaster is going to happen during the most miserable weather possible. Plan for the worst - at least you'll be pleasantly surprised when it doesn't happen.

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