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Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« on: March 13, 2007, 11:25:12 pm »
We were watching TV last night when suddenly my husband asked me if I knew what  a noise was, I said it's probably a truck (all the roadworks going on around here), but when the "truck"didn't seem to pass, he looked out the window, he shouted for me to have look. They wind was howling and the trees were all bending to there limits? The house sounded like it would blow away? I was convinced it must have been a mini tornado? After about 30 mins, it went all quiet?? :o

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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 11:34:37 pm »
Looks like we in for more bad weather? The wind is picking up again. :crazy2:


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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 11:35:22 pm »
Good grief, Linda!!!  That is awful!! I better phone my sister and find out how they are.  They live in Birkenhead, North Shore.

We've had rain since Sunday, with a break yesterday.  But all day today.  In our city, so much rain usually means flash floods.  :-\ 

Well, I guess it is time for me to go and scrounge around the freezer and fridge for some sort of nourishment for my family.  I've not been enjoying cooking lately.  But eating out adds kg to the hips, yet at home the kids don't want to eat my cooking.  >:(
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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 11:37:28 pm »
Next time you have such bad winds, don't run to the windows, but go hide in the middle of the house in a room/bathroom without windows if possible.  That is the safety measures to take in the case of a tornado.  We know all about it, we live on the edge of  Tornado Alley in the USA.
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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 11:44:00 pm »
 :o I was just saying to hubby last night, where would we hind if we needed too? This house, like many, is a kitset house (Made of wood and on stilts) Not too safe in a tornado??? ???

Colleen, it may be a good idea to speak to your sister? They said on the radio, that it went through there?


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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 03:50:17 am »
Chatting to her now, says she was watching a movie, and had to finish it in order to return it today, or she would have stopped, so she could enjoy the storm!  ;D
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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 04:46:43 am »
 :2funny: Priorities huh :2funny:!!!!


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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 08:54:48 am »
Sounds like great weather for flying a kite in  :angel:

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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2007, 09:47:58 am »
Or to play Mary Poppins ;) ;D

My daughter asked my why I wouldn't let her take the umbrella to check the post box? :o ;D


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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2007, 09:59:31 am »
MMooooommmeeeeeeeeee

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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2007, 03:27:12 pm »
My sister said her house didn't shake with the storm, but it sure shook a few weeks ago with the earthquake, and things were just about to topple off the shelves!  :o   Then she laughed, and said, "it's exciting living here!"  ;D
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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007, 09:19:21 pm »
yeah, and safer???? ::)


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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2007, 10:19:52 pm »
Yeah, I somehow would rather have my house fall in on me than being raped or murdered.  :-\
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Re: Crazy weather in Auckland last night!
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2007, 10:40:35 pm »
Oh I totally agree!!!