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Australian Woes?

Northern Queensland, Australia
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Rain-battered residents in northeastern Australia were on alert Wednesday for snakes in their bathrooms and crocodiles in the road following repeated storms that have sent local wildlife in search of dry land or a safe haven.

After weeks of storms that have submerged parts of Queensland, the area was battered again Sunday when a tropical storm landed. More rain is forecast this week, including a possible cyclone.

The Queensland Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents to watch out for wildlife on roads and in their yards.

What a nightmare for those of us who do not have any fond feelings for snakes and/or crocodiles.

While ….

Wildfires destroyed more than 20 homes while hundreds of thousands of others lost power as a record-breaking heat wave that began claiming lives maintained its oppressive grip on southern Australia on Saturday.

As witnessed during the Australian Open, temperatures were hitting 109 degrees F causing the sponsors to close the roof so that the players could continue with play.

Folks were being creative by freezing their clothes and wearing them to bed to stay cool. Ingenious as that is, it is just plain hot.

For those of you who still do not believe that the climate is changing, winter has been pretty cold this year for us here in the States. Spring is coming and my bet is that it will be a rocking and rolling one with big storms.   Summer has been just miserable for Austrailia and other countries.

Do you think you could handle the weather Australia has been experiencing this year?

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  1. BK Says:

    Crocodile may be easier to spot. Snake would be more tricky. Over here in Singapore, we are experience a drier weather than usual and it has not been raining for about a week plus now. This is due to change in the wind direction that is bringing lower rainfall than usual. But I guess the situation in Australia is much worse. Just hope that everything will be back to normal soon.

    BKs last blog post..Never Judge a Book by Its Cover

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi BK … I do as well. the weather is harsh all over and maybe you will get some rain soon. Crocs and snakes are NOT ones of my favorite animals…..

  3. Says:

    Australian Woes? | Forced Green…

    Rain-battered residents in northeastern Australia were on alert Wednesday for snakes in their bathrooms and crocodiles in the road…

  4. wilson Says:

    Linda, it seems the natural disasters starting to rage and shows its power to the human beings…

    wilsons last blog post..Your Body Type Determine Your Healthy Condition

  5. Leanne Lonergan Says:

    Hey Linda,
    I am a bit late responding to this post and by now things here have run out of control. Up North in Queensland is still on flood alert and the floods and torrential rains are sneaking a little further south and the bushfires way down south have claimed nearly 200 lives with more expected….

    This is just crazy…

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi Leanne … You guys are having some of the worst weather ever. With towns being wiped out, people unable to escape the flames due to arson, and add in the flooding is just horrible. I hope things will get better with the changing of the seasons.

  7. Leanne Lonergan Says:

    Linda..I hope so too.
    From sweltering temps last week I am now sitting here rugged up! It is half the temp of last week and it has not stopped raining for about 36 hrs with more to come!!!
    Some amazing stories of courage and survival plus many heart wrenching stories of loss make this such a roller coaster ride of emotions.

  8. Linda Says:

    Hey Leanne … We have heard some of the amazing stories over here. Some of our firefighters have been sent over to assist in putting out the blazes. It will get better. Keep warm and dry, take care!

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