This is what Whangarei Falls usually looks like but after all the rain ……
It’s a bit angry and muddy looking. And the picnic spot at the bottom is flooded.
There was so much rain that normally quiet streams overflowed their banks. The debris on the mesh fence shows you how high this stream rose.
Here's the stream from the other side. The petrol station across the road is still closed (3 days after the rain) as it was flooded. Spotlight (fabric store) is behind the petrol station but luckily the water didn't get that far.
So yesterday my Husband helped with some cleaning up in Moerewa (small town north of Whangarei)
That looks better, I can see the lawn now! While I cleaned up at home. There was no Cyclone Wilma damage at home but….
Cyclone Leeann had made a mess in the sewing room. Look at Oscar, I'm sure he's saying he didn't do it!
As you can see Oscar was a big help in cleaning up my sewing desk! He stayed there until I got the vacuum cleaner out, then he ran for his life. I'm sure he thinks it will suck him up!
The sewing desk is not totally cleared but it's much better. I might be able to do some sewing now and make a new mess! Hope everyone out there is OK and if you have any flooding it dries up fast.
PS: check out this Stitching Farm Girls blog Love to Stitch (on the side bar or use this link) to see the flooding on her farm.