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    Severe Sydney Storms 21 April 15

    Really bad weather happening in Sydney and all up the east coast; Central Coast, Hunter Valley region and mid-North Coast. Unbelievable carnage. (I am fine, today near Byron we had another perfect Autumn day).

    Houses just floating away in the floods. 3 People have died. They are predicting it's going to get worse tonight.

    I have 2 brothers in Sydney. Can't get hold of them. One is very teched up, has smartphone, comp and mobile devices. Power is off to thousands of homes. The other brother has a landline phone, no answering machine, has never switched on a computer in his life and of course has no mobile (cell) phone.

    Hoping Cearna you are OK? Cearna is in the Blue Mountains area, north of Sydney.

    This is a wake-up call for all those who have no emergency preparation. At the very minimum, have canned food, a can opener, water, a full tank of petrol at all times, warm clothes, running shoes, matches, any prescription medications. First aid kit. All in the boot of your car. No matter where you live in the world.

    Prayers people please......lots of links within the link below:

    http://www.smh.com.au/
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    House floats away in floods, Dungog, New South Wales, Oz.

    Driven through this town many a time. Can't believe this.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/we...21-1mpq8a.html

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    I didn't hear about it until late this afternoon Sooz. I'm glad to hear that you are ok.
    My prayers are with you & your family & all affected!
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    Quote Originally posted by RealityCreation View Post
    I didn't hear about it until late this afternoon Sooz. I'm glad to hear that you are ok.
    My prayers are with you & your family & all affected!
    Me either RC, I was just going about my day in perfect Autumn sunshine, then as I do, caught the first 5 minutes of TV mainstream news to see the headlines. I couldn't believe it!

    Apparently the worst is yet to come tonight. Still hundreds of thousands without power. Have heard from one of my brothers'. He is OK, without power but OK. Still don't know about the other brother, no way of reaching him.

    Thanks for your concern and prayers.

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    Take care, Sooz.

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    No problem with us, just rain and a cold snap, sending love and caring to your family Sooz.
    Last edited by Cearna, 21st April 2015 at 13:10.
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    My son and his wife and children recently moved from Sydney to Newcastle. They may have escaped the brunt of this....not sure.
    Thanks for the updates, Sooz. (By the way, I've spent several weeks in your beautiful Byron Bay and just love it there )

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    Dear Sooz, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and I hope you are all well so sad for those people that have suffered all I can do is light a candle in memory for those that lost their lives.

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