Friday, July 25, 2008

Ominous weather warning

I am posting another photo of dark clouds with the sun just peaking out. If you look closely, you can see rays of sunlight.
Civil Defence has just issued an alert. Apparently a huge storm, the likes of which have not been seen for many years, is heading towards the North Island. It is forecasted to hit tomorrow.
Civil Defence gives the following advice:
- Check your drains and spouting to make sure they are clear of blockages;
- Pick up rubbish around your house that could become airborne;
- Bring rubbish bins indoors;
- Bring pets inside;
- Boaties are recommended to check their moorings;
- Check on your next door neighbours.

If the storm hits Civil Defence recommends:
- People stay at home, do not travel unless absolutely necessary;
- Open a window on the side of the building away from the wind. This will relieve pressure on the roof and help prevent it lifting;
- Close all curtains to slow down flying glass and airborne objects;
- Stay away from doors and windows. If the wind becomes destructive, shelter further inside the house.

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