At the beginning of May 2015 we had an east coast low hit Queensland to the mid-north coast of NSW. This severe event saw gale force winds, high seas and caused a massive amount of destruction and death as rain fell at around 100 mm per hour in some areas. The last time this type of weather event occurred was in 2007 in June. The storms that hit Newcastle and the mid-north coast caused flash flooding and blew the Pasher Bulker, a 40,000 ton bulk coal carrier, aground at Nobby’s Beach in the heart of Newcastle City.
© irene waters 2015
It is amazing to me how in one week we all seem to have similar thoughts for prompts and posts. I’d posted on Thursday Yasur volcano and the reasons it made those that see it release their adrenaline in bulk loads. Go here to see these volcanic forces of nature
This post has been created for the weekly photo challenge and more can be seen here