John Shingleton rides out the New South Wales storm of the century
My friend John Shingleton of The Rolling Road blog has just endured a nightmare experience in the New South Wales “storm of the century”. John, an old Leica hand and currently owner of both an X1 and X-Vario, also has a passion for cars, hence his successful blog.
Here in NSW we have just experienced a big storm on the Central Coast. It started on Monday morning and by the evening the wind was howling and the rain was lashing down but it then got progressively worse through Tuesday and into the night. It was very frightening. As the house has a steel roof and is clad in steel sheeting, heavy rain driving sideways into it sounds like gravel being thrown at a very high velocity. The noise was horrific. I feared that the next blast of wind would rip off the roof or bring a gumtree down. Our cats were terrified. The damage over the region has been enormous. Roofs blown off houses, trees down everywhere with many falling onto houses and cars, houses swept away in floods.