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    New Zealand Weather

    Just read this morning that Wellington, NZ has been hit by a winter storm.

    Hope you're okay JNL!!!

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    Wow! High winds, flooding, hail, snow, mudslides. Looks pretty rough. Hope everything is alright for Cyburbia's favorite Kiwi!
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    I posted this yesterday in the 'how's your weather' thread:

    Holy crap! 178km/hr winds, flooding everywhere, and we've been told to go home from work while we can! Waves coming up over the road, rivers bursting their banks, slips, trees down, roads closed... I'm fine, off home and will update you guys later!
    So anyway, I'm alive and well! Was pretty exciting! The trip to work yesterday took about 4x as long as normal as I navigated around flooding, and then I arrived and they told us to go home! I got home okay, and enjoyed an unscheduled day off work. My apartment building is pretty indestructible. I read some more of Horatio Hornblower's adventures, baked a chocolate cake, and reviewed some of the strategies that will be my responsibility in my new job!

    Dad couldn't get to work yesterday because he catches the train from where he lives and the rail tracks are built along hillsides so get covered in slips when it rains heavily!

    This morning I got to work fine but there is quite a lot of debris around, like trees washed up on the beach. Apparently sewerage is a bit of a problem in the central city - storm water system couldn't handle it.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3007484a10,00.html
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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    ... baked a chocolate cake,...
    [drool]Mmmmm..... chocolate cake [/drool]

    No dinner yet... meeting starts in twenty minutes... won't be over until eight or nine....
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    I posted this yesterday in the 'how's your weather' thread:



    So anyway, I'm alive and well! Was pretty exciting! The trip to work yesterday took about 4x as long as normal as I navigated around flooding, and then I arrived and they told us to go home! I got home okay, and enjoyed an unscheduled day off work. My apartment building is pretty indestructible. I read some more of Horatio Hornblower's adventures, baked a chocolate cake, and reviewed some of the strategies that will be my responsibility in my new job!

    Dad couldn't get to work yesterday because he catches the train from where he lives and the rail tracks are built along hillsides so get covered in slips when it rains heavily!

    This morning I got to work fine but there is quite a lot of debris around, like trees washed up on the beach. Apparently sewerage is a bit of a problem in the central city - storm water system couldn't handle it.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3007484a10,00.html
    Don't worry the relief ship should reach you in 3 to 6 months for additional aid (aide? ) As long as they don't stop in Hawaii, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti or any of the other islands with beaches on the way...

    I hope it clears up soon, weather like that is no fun
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    Yikes! Weather like that sure ain't fun... Just tell me it isn't going eastwards towards here Glad to know you're ok!

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