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#1 AMPSyd

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

Sydneysiders - how are you preparing for the rain and winds predicted from midnight. DH has been clearing gutters and placing anything that could fly away in as safe place as he can. We live western Sydney (but not as far as Penrith).

It has been raining all day but not to heavily.

Good luck all in Sydney and of course anyone in NSW and QLD affected by this weather.

#2 R2B2

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

My prep involves avoidance, denial with a little bit of crapping myself thrown in for good measure!

#3 Hands Up

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

We have brought in all our outdoor furniture and small pot plants......

#4 Peppery

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

Keeping a torch and chocolate next to my bed in case of having to move to a safe spot in the middle of the night, away from windows.

The wind is already shaking my windows

#5 cheekymonkeysmum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

I am in Newcastle/hunter valley area so 2 hrs nth of sydney but its been raining heavy all day and parts of newcastle are already flooded and the wind has just picked up.

There isn't much we can do around the house to prepare we have torches and candles in case of a blackout and mobile phones fully charged in case we need to call someone and there's a blackout.

But other then that we are just waiting for the rain and wind to pass.

#6 Coffeegirl

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

South Sydney here.

We put the new outdoor furniture indoors, and I made sure we could open the back garage door so we can slip in and open the roller door manually if we lose power.  

Learned this the hard way a few years ago when I'd pulled the car in so far we couldn't open the normal back garage door as it smacked into the car.  DH missed a really important meeting as we couldn't get the cars out.


More worried about all the trees around our property.  Lots of old gum trees.

The end of our road was already flooded at noon today.  sad.gif

#7 Bubblicious

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Keeping the dog inside and hoping the completely dead and ring barked tree that the owner won't remove stays upright

#8 bertbub

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Hills district here. Just moved outdoor furniture inside and dropped the net down on the trampoline. Also have my phone charging and a torch ready in case of blackout. Don't think I am at risk of flooding, would only be wind damage and issues getting to work in the morning.

Sadly I don't expect others to fair so well.

#9 mady707

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

In Newcastle here also- had a baby due last Thursday who still hasn't arrived so our storm plan is to keep legs crossed in order to avoid having to go out in this weather!

#10 Cuddlesnkisses

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

I found a candle.... I'm not overly concerned.

#11 Therese

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

mady707 I hope your baby stays put for a little longer then.

Stay safe everyone else, we still have awful wind gusts on the far north coast.

#12 CallMeFeral

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

Checked that our insurance was current, called the SES about the tree in our back yard that is half dead and could wipe out several houses (they can't do anything now), charged the emergency torch and got out the candles and matches.

Not sure what to do about the trampoline! But we lose power almost every month anyway, so that's practically an inevitability.

#13 Mrs Darcy

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Im in Newcastle as well. I am not ok with wind and also crapping myself just a little unsure.gif  This weather takes me back to the June long weekend…lets hope it doesn't become that bad.
We have moved trampoline and pot plants. Not much else we can do except get under the covers with earplugs.

Stay safe everyone

#14 premmie_29weeks

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Hoping to god my husband who is coming in from Melbourne makes it, he was supposed to be working in Brisbane and went up there yesterday only to have the venue cancel...he joined his boss in Melbourne this morning and now has been delayed for hours...on the plane and going nowhere...

Been by myself with two kids under 3 for two days in pouring rain...not fun. Rant over, I've moved our outdoor gear under cover, I'm in bondi on the penninsula so it's really wild here, but no chance of flooding. Mobile is charged, torch by my bedside, spare keys and kids baby albums by my head.

#15 ~chiquita~

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

I've taken the gazebo shade off and pulled the shade sail down in the backyard.

We're up on a hill so we usually get hammered by winds anyway, if there's any flooding it will be down the road. There are no large trees around here so don't have to worry about that.

I really should've dismantled the gazebo frame, it's pegged down really well and I'm hoping the wind will just blow through it. I think I might take it down.

#16 i-candi

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

We already have water in our garage sad.gif the garden is underwater. The bio septic system was bubbling !!! so I pulled the tubing to help pump the water out.

The creek is rising but we should be ok...

Lets hope the winds are kind to us overnight. It's our bin day tomorrow so I'm setting my alarm early to put them out in the morning, the rest of the street have put out the bins but if we get the bad winds they'll all be knocked over!

Tomorrow is my first day at work  ohmy.gif  Thank goodness DH is home for a change.

Edited by i-candi, 28 January 2013 - 07:48 PM.


#17 Holidayromp

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Well I am on the mid north coast and we are through the worst of it but there is flooding around here and stormwater drains representing geysers.

#18 JJ

Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

I'm not sure if it's expected to come this way, but I've lugged the rabbit indoors, hutch and all. She's looking a bit confused by it, but I'd rather a confused bunny than a soggy (or blown-away) one. biggrin.gif

Edited by JJ, 28 January 2013 - 08:47 PM.


#19 credence

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

I'm worried about the giant gum tree in our backyard that dropped a limb last year. It could crush our house. Please stay put big tree.

We have leaking windows in our kitchen and once before in a big downpour it actually flooded our kitchen and ruined our appliances - so yes, another big concern.

#20 Holidayromp

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Nope I tell a lie - winds are very strong and trees are just about bent horizontal.  It is going to be a long night.

#21 RedBob

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

We're in a small valley in northern Sydney  and I'm hoping that we don't get the heavy winds.

I'm also hoping that the rain doesn't get to the point that the drain at the back of the house overflows and we end up with a waterfrontage between us and the park next door  laugh.gif

#22 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

I've pulled a torch and a lantern out of the cupboard. It hasn't stopped raining all day but there is very little wind.

#23 CallMeFeral

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Seems just like a mild drizzle here in Hornsby region.

#24 i-candi

Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:05 AM

Water is seeping out our garage but the rain has eased. Thank goodness we didn't get any wind.

I woke up early to put bins out, it's going to be a long day on my first day of work  happy.gif

#25 jobo77

Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:42 AM

Did the beach suburbs get the brunt because the Hills district certainly missed it original.gif  Heavy rain all night but not much wind. I work at the airport however so I am expecting a LONG drive to work... (well longer than usual!)




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