We've been warned !
Our Premier and Lord Mayor have both gone on TV,
to warn us that a big flood is coming.
It is supposed to be at it worst on Thursday.
It has triggered a lot of panic buying of supplies.
Our local supermarket's shelves are bare.
Especially the bread shelves
and baked beans and tinned spaghetti !!!
There's not much milk left either.
Long queues at the checkouts.
This shopping centre was flooded over the rooftop in 1974, the time of the last big flood.
Certainly the river is up
and full of floating debris from upstream.
They're saying it will go up at least another 2 m !
Hard to believe
We've been instructed to prepare, so prepare we will.
Friends who live by the river have been offered a place to stay here with us.
We have food,
a tank full of water,
gas to cook with,
candles and torches for when/if the electricity goes out,
ice blocks and freezer blocks
lots of toilet paper !!!
Let's hope we don't need any of it.