This is a video of Felix watching the storm start
before we all had to move away from the glass
|Felix checking out the damage at the park|
This went on for about 45 minutes. We rushed around the house, closing doors and windows because the rain was getting in. Our windows all started leaking at the bottom, wetting the carpet and then there was water pouring down our kitchen cupboards from the ceiling. We moved all the things we didn't want getting wet and shoved towels along all the windows to soak up as much water as we could. At the height of the storm, there was a huge crack, which we assumed was just thunder, but it was actually a huge tree landing on our neighbour's roof.
|Our next door neighbour's house|
A couple of our neighbours still have massive trees on their roofs. A few doors down, their wall is looking precarious under the weight of a big tree even now, 2 days later. Across the park from our house, a two story place is missing its' roof. I can't believe that no one has been seriously hurt. It was such a strange thing to happen here.
|One of the kids favourite climbing trees|
Our next door neighbour, who we have only spoken to twice before, was clucking over Felix; holding his hand and talking to him despite the worry of a big gum tree resting on her roof. It was lovely that he was able to make someone smile even under those circumstances.