Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Tornado-Like Rivers: Between Sydney and Shire Flags

Raining today, rain of biblical proportions, and the thick sky is darkening early, even for this time of year...
Southern Sydney resembled a disaster zone on Wednesday after the most destructive winds recorded in NSW history lifted roofs off houses, brought down power lines and trees and left more than 20,000 homes and businesses without power. The first of multiple severe thunderstorms hit Sydney just after 10:30am, when a tornado-like event ripped through the Sutherland shire region. Sydney Severe thunderstorms

Howling winds and rain had caused the roof of the Oxford Street shopping centre to partially cave in, causing a mass evacuation of Christmas shoppers.
Westfield Bondi Junction roof collapse

Fresh from writing angry letters to the editor, the former prime minister has stepped out for a drink with friends and found himself in the middle of a Christmas party hosted by none other than his political opposites. Tony Abbott visits a pub and causes a storm