Monday, January 20, 2020

We escaped lightly

The storm Gloria seemed to pass us by. There were periods of heavy rain  yesterday and the wind picked up gradually until about 9pm. Then it died down until 7am when it picked up again but just as quickly calmed back down. We will continue to have spells of rain lasting through until Wednesday but nothing too dramatic.

Other parts of the region did not fare as well. In particular the wind and sea surge on the coast was dramatic. Locations on higher ground had snowfall.

Search the Internet and you will find photos and videos of beaches that suffered badly wih waves up to 5m high crashing over buildings and leaving debris across the sand and on promenades. It seems that, yet again, there will need to be a massive clean up operation to prepare the coast for Summer. 

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